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Although I would not consider myself a Trekkie, this story is well narrated by the actor who played Q on the Star Trek series. The plot is fairly straightforward and ends on a predictable note, but the journey towards the finale is fun to listen to and has some great Q quotes. Good for a bedtime story. (Mathew, Software Developer)
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Summary

The Maelstrom, a metaphysical whirlpool of apocalyptic proportions, is pulling all of reality into its maw, devouring the totality of time and space while bringing together people and places from throughout the universe. The Q Continuum pronounces that the end of everything has come, but Q refuses to meekly accept the complete termination of all he has known. Defying the judgment of the Continuum, he sets out to derail doomsday at whatever the cost. Q is joined in his quest by his young son, little q, as well as by two displaced Starfleet officers. Snatched from the U.S.S. Enterprise by the inexorable pull of the Maelstrom, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Lieutenant Commander Data have no choice but to accompany Q on a hazardous journey into the very heart of the vortex, where they will encounter wonders and dangers enough to render Q himself speechless. Almost.
(P)1999 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 18-06-06

Star Trek, The Next Generation: I, Q

John de Lancie is excellent at 'Q' the story is very amusing throughout, he keeps the tempo just about right, the imagination works overtime from beginning to end. If you like ?Q? then this is the one for you.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By SuspectWinner84 on 04-05-16

First ever audio book - very disappointing

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sadly this was a very disappointing first experience with audio books. Though John De Lancie made a superb attempt to engage the listener, it just wasn't enough to make up for the weak and often vague storyline. Rather than a well-thought out plotline, it felt very much like an unending, disjointed ramble punctuated with occasional plot points, weak attempts at humour, and constant (overly long) mini-stories that seemed to add very little to the overall tale. On more than one occasion I found myself wondering what on Earth the current dialogue had to do with the story, only to find it summed up in a single statement that would have more than sufficed in the first place. At other times it felt like the author was trying to vent their own personal grievances (nearly 5 minutes spent criticising religion for no apparent purpose other than to justify that Q didn't believe in a superior being, which had already been highlighted earlier in the story?). Sadly this experience has put me off audiobooks for the time being.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ben on 08-08-04

Fun and laughs

What can be said about John DeLancie? He is fantastic. He brings all of his charisma and charm to this book that he did to his role on TNG. I don't think any former cast member could do a better job than John. I actually laughed out loud last night while walking my dog. People must have thought I was wierd.
I only wish the story could have been longer, or at least unabridged. Every part of a book is important, not just the action parts. Thank you John DeLancie for writing this book and thank you for narrating it!

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Carl on 05-02-05

Great Q Title, Excellent Work

I found this title somewhat more enjoyable than the other available titles featuring the character Q. John is not only a great actor, but a great voice actor as well. The story is quite enjoyable. Q manages to go off on his many tangents throughout the story, moving from thought to thought, much like his character did in the TNG series. The story is full of important social commentary, which I found very appropriate for this day and age. It isn't amazing, and the pivotal points and climax are not extraordinary, but at the end it left me saying "Hmmmm...". An enjoyable story, and well worth the 3 hour investment.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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