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An Audiobook is a publishing format by which a book is distributed as a cassette tape, compact disk or digital audio file, as opposed to being printed on paper and bound.

Quark once recorded an audiobook (with help from his brother Rom and his cousins Gaila and Kono) in which he discussed the origins of the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. (DS9 novel: Legends of the Ferengi)

Star Trek audiobooksEdit

Peter Pan RecordsEdit

The first Star Trek audio productions were released on record sets by Peter Pan Records. Twenty-three record sets were released between 1975 and 1979, variously re-releasing a series of eleven different stories:

Simon and Schuster AudioworksEdit

Simon and Schuster Audioworks, a sister company to the Star Trek prose publisher Pocket Books began publishing audio adaptations of Pocket Books books in 1986. Early adaptations were abridged by the author, while many later novels were abridged by George Truett. Audiobooks are commonly narrated by Star Trek cast members.

In addition to the line of audiobook adaptations Simon and Schuster have also released a limited number of original audiobooks and adaptations of two Simon and Schuster Interactive games.

Original audiobooksEdit

Title Writer Narrator(s) Published
Captain Sulu Adventures
Transformations Dave Stern George Takei, Dana Ivey & Daniel Gerroll February 1994
Cacophony J.J. Molloy George Takei, Simon Jones, Maryann Plunkett, Lynne Thigpen & Lee Wilkof September 1994
Envoy L.A. Graf George Takei, Essene R., Jenifer Lewis, Nan Martin, Howard McGillan and Meredith Monk April 1995
Alien Voices
Spock vs. Q Cecelia Fannon Leonard Nimoy & John de Lancie November 1999
Spock vs. Q: The Sequel December 2000

Audiobook adaptionsEdit

Star Trek: The Original SeriesEdit
Title Writer Abridger Narrator(s) Published
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Vonda N. McIntyre Leonard Nimoy & George Takei January 1986
Strangers from the Sky Margaret Wander Bonanno September 1987
Enterprise: The First Adventure Vonda N. McIntyre March 1988
Web of the Romulans M.S. Murdock
The Entropy Effect Vonda N. McIntyre August 1988
Yesterday's Son A.C. Crispin Leonard Nimoy & James Doohan
Time for Yesterday A.C. Crispin
Final Frontier Diane Carey January 1989
Spock's World Diane Duane Leonard Nimoy & George Takei June 1989
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier J.M. Dillard
The Lost Years Leonard Nimoy & James Doohan October 1989
The Kobayashi Maru Julia Ecklar James Doohan June 1990
Prime Directive Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens September 1990
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country J.M. Dillard January 1992
Probe Margaret Wander Bonanno George Truett May 1992
Faces of Fire Michael Jan Friedman Bibi Besch June 1992
Best Destiny Diane Carey James Doohan November 1992
Windows on a Lost World V.E. Mitchell George Truett Walter Koenig June 1993
Shadows on the Sun Michael Jan Friedman James Doohan August 1993
Sarek A.C. Crispin Mark Lenard March 1994
Federation Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens George Truett November 1994
The Ashes of Eden William Shatner, with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens William Shatner June 1995
The Return April 1996
Avenger May 1997
Vulcan's Forge Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz Leonard Nimoy August 1997
Spectre William Shatner, with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens George Truett William Shatner May 1998
Dark Victory April 1999
Vulcan's Heart Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz Tim Russ July 1999
Preserver William Shatner, with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens William Shatner July 2000
The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1 Greg Cox Anthony Stewart Head July 2001
The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2 Rene Auberjonois April 2002
The Last Roundup Christie Golden David Kaye July 2002
Captain's Peril William Shatner, with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens William Shatner October 2002
Exodus Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz Boyd Gaines August 2003
Captain's Blood William Shatner, with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens William Shatner December 2003
Captain's Glory August 2006
Star Trek Alan Dean Foster Zachary Quinto May 2009
Star Trek: The Next GenerationEdit
Title Writer Abridger Narrator(s) Published
Gulliver's Fugitives Keith Sharee Jonathan Frakes July 1990
Contamination John Vornholt Michael Dorn May 1991
Reunion Michael Jan Friedman George Truett Gates McFadden November 1991
Imzadi Peter David Jonathan Frakes August 1992
Q-in-Law Majel Barrett & John de Lancie April 1992
Relics Michael Jan Friedman James Doohan & LeVar Burton March 1993
The Devil's Heart Carmen Carter George Truett Gates McFadden April 1993
Dark Mirror Diane Duane John de Lancie December 1993
Q-Squared Peter David George Truett July 1994
All Good Things... Michael Jan Friedman Jonathan Frakes August 1994
Star Trek Generations J.M. Dillard John de Lancie December 1994
Crossover Michael Jan Friedman Jonathan Frakes December 1995
Kahless Michael Jan Friedman Kevin Conway July 1996
Star Trek: First Contact J.M Dillard George Truett Gates McFadden December 1996
Ship of the Line Diane Carey Kevin Conway December 1997
Triangle: Imzadi II Peter David Robert O'Reilly October 1998
Star Trek: Insurrection J.M. Dillard George Truett Boyd Gaines December 1998
I, Q John de Lancie & Peter David John de Lancie John de Lancie December 1999
The Valiant Michael Jan Friedman George Truett Anthony Stewart Head July 2000
The Genesis Wave, Book 1 John Vornholt Tim Russ September 2000
The Genesis Wave, Book 2 April 2001
The Genesis Wave, Book 3 January 2002
Star Trek Nemesis J.M. Dillard Boyd Gaines December 2002
Genesis Force John Vornholt Tim Russ July 2003
Star Trek: Deep Space NineEdit
Title Writer Abridger Narrator Published
Emissary J.M. Dillard George Truett Nana Visitor April 1993
Fallen Heroes Dafydd ab Hugh Rene Auberjonois May 1994
Warped K.W. Jeter George Truett March 1995
Legends of the Ferengi Ira Steven Behr & Robert Hewitt Wolfe Armin Shimerman December 1997
The 34th Rule Armin Shimerman & David R. George III February 1999
The Fall of Terok Nor Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens Joe Morton March 2000
Star Trek: VoyagerEdit
Title Writer Abridger Narrator Published
Caretaker L.A. Graf Robert Picardo February 1995
Mosaic Jeri Taylor George Truett Kate Mulgrew November 1996
Pathways Robert Picardo August 1998
Star Trek: New FrontierEdit
Title Writer Abridger Narrator Published
New Frontier, Books 1-4 Peter David George Truett Joe Morton August 1997
Restoration November 2000
Stone and Anvil October 2003
OtherEdit
Title Writer Abridger Narrator(s) Published
Klingon Hilary Bader Michael Dorn & Robert O'Reilly August 1996
Borg Howard McGillin & John de Lancie December 1996
What Lay Beyond Diane Carey, Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Christie Golden, Robert Greenberger & Susan Wright George Truett David Kaye November 2001

Unabridged adaptationsEdit

In addition to Simon and Schuster's output other companies have also produced unabridged adaptations of a handful of novels:

Title Writer Narrator Published Publisher
Star Trek Nemesis J.M. Dillard Grover Gardner 2002 BBC Audiobooks America
Exodus Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz Richard Poe 2004 Recorded Books
Exiles 2006
Epiphany 2007

AppendicesEdit

Media
Episode Movie Book Game
Novel Comic Anthology Reference
Novelization Manga Omnibus RPG
eBook Audiobook Miniseries Duology

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