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Star Trek, Deep Space Nine: The 34th Rule (Adapted)

By: Armin Shimerman,David R. George lll
Narrated by: Armin Shimerman
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Summary

For once, business is going well for Quark, not that anyone on Deep Space Nine truly appreciates his genius for finding profit in the most unlikely circumstances. Quark is even looking forward to making the deal of lifetime, when he suddenly finds himself stuck right in the middle of a major dispute between Bajor and the Ferengi Alliance. It seems that the Grand Nagus is refusing to sell one of the lost Orbs of the Prophets to the Bajoran government, which has responded by banning all Ferengi activity in Bajoran space. With diplomatic relations between the two cultures rapidly breaking down, Quark loses first his bar, then his freedom. But even penniless, he still has his cunning and his lobes, and those alone may be all he needs to come out on top - and prevent an interstellar war!

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boring

story too short not enough intreque to hold imagination Good all round Ferengii tale though

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Brilliant

Loved DS9, loved this! Also voiced by Shimerman, heaven. If only there were more.

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All too short

I enjoyed this book it had a good story and good story line and it was told well, but this audio book comes from the time when these audio book were only available on tape or CD . They were abridged to fit to these formats, if they were produced today I’m sure they would be unabridged

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  • 24-02-08

Good Trek story!

I was pleasantly surprised by Armin Shimerman's reading. He gets the verbal tics of his former fellow actors with incredible accuracy. In response to the other review, I listened to the recording again, and Armin did sound more like Quark in his contemplative moods on the show. Maybe the fake teeth and prosthetics exaggerated it on TV.

The story is well-written, exploring the characters' hidden aspects, as the best DS9 episodes did, with the background of political intrigue and of course, the inherent silliness of the Ferengi's hyper-capitalism. The different words for rain bit is stolen directly from Douglas Adams ("So Long and Thanks for All the Fish"), but other than that, no complaints.

The last tape of the original was running too slow when the Audible recording was made, so the narration in the last hour sounds like it's in slo-mo and lugubrious. Note to the uninitiated: this recording has all the cheesy synth music and sound effects that Simon & Schuster bizarrely keeps using in Trek books-on-tape (I understand the impulse back when the format was new, but it's since matured and doesn't need to have all the bells and whistles to keep the listener's attention).

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  • Ryan M. Damon
  • 08-03-05

Good Story but bad performance

I would have thought since they got Armin Shimmerman to play Quark that he would actually apply the voice of Quark. He doesn't sound like Quark at all in this audiobook. He does a better job immitating Rom then the character he played on Deep Space Nine for seven years. I don't understand that at all. The story overall was good, but I wanted a real Quark feel to it, and I didn't get that.

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  • Donald
  • 07-11-11

This story was very well done!

This story is well told and would capture the attention of any Star Trek fan!

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  • beleagured in virginia
  • 20-02-18

Like a lost episode of DS9 -- a good one

Where does Star Trek, Deep Space Nine: The 34th Rule (Adapted) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the better Star Trek novels, well written with no clunky prose and an interesting story that holds up. It really felt like a long episode of Deep Space 9.

What about Armin Shimerman’s performance did you like?

He is an excellent actor and got the cadence of his colleagues in a way that made me smile although only one was actually an impression; his impression of Rom was uncanny.

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  • Kyle
  • 15-10-17

One of my favorite Start Trek novels!

A truly exceptional story read by my favorite Star Trek character's actor. He does a fantastic job of trying to portray different characters using different qualities in his voice. The story itself is intriguing and very true to the DS9 universe. A genuinely wonderful audio book!

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  • katie
  • 05-09-17

Awesome

Great read, well I guess listen, would recommend to any Star Trek fan, especially if you like deep space nine.

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  • Dunkelweizen
  • 17-12-22

well done

very enjoyable- my only complaint was that sometimes all the characters sounded the same, all like ferengi

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  • Rachel
  • 01-03-22

Pretty good

This is not groundbreaking Trek, but it’s fun and short. And it’s nice to hear the cast reading too

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-06-21

Excellent

I enjoyed it so much and Mr. Shimerman did an awesome job!!! Need more stories from him.

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  • Manifesta
  • 09-03-21

Disrespect Ferengi culture at your peril!

The Ferengi were my favorite people on DS9, because their culture and values mafe the seem to be superficially so opposed to every other group, but proved overtime to be noble and heroic on their own terms—not unlike the Klingons. This delightful story shows how The foreign aid can save the day just by following their own values, and demonstrates the chess-master-level intricacy of their thinking.