Great book! One of my all time favorites that I've listened to repeatedly, this story makes the enterprise seem like a force to be reckoned with. It also gives us some insight into Kirk's upbringing and where he got his attitude from: his father. James Doohan does s great job narrating as always, and Leonard Nimoy's inclusion helps it truly feel like a Star Trek story. All in all, a well written adventure, and even gives a small nod in its own way to the Kobayashi Maru.