Need some Star Trek audiobook action this summer? While I’m hoping this means something to which you might listen while commuting to and from work or…really…anywhere that’s not another room of your house or apartment, we’ll start small. I don’t know about you, but I listen to audiobooks when I take my walks around our neighborhood.
No, not mine. That’d just be weird. However, you can totally listen to one of mine, and HEY! I’ve got a new one on the way in the form of Agents of Influence, my latest Star Trek original series novel which will (as of this writing) be published on June 9th. The audio version drops the same day as the trade paperback and eBook editions, and will be available as a digital download and a CD edition. As has been the case with pretty much all of the Star Trek novels which have received audio adaptations these past few years, this latest effort of mine is narrated by the always awesome Robert Petkoff.
Thanks to a tip from The Trek Collective, I was made aware the cover/packaging art for the audiobook is now available for perusual. It’s not that much different from the actual cover, though it does feature a bit more detail and of course carries Mr. Petkoff’s name as our grand reader. Check it out:
“But, Dayton,” I can hear some of you saying. “What’s it supposed to be about?”
WELL I’M GLAD YOU ASKED.
For years, Starfleet Intelligence agents have carried out undercover assignments deep within the Klingon Empire. Surgically altered and rigorously trained in Klingon culture, they operate in plain sight and without any direct support, while collecting information and infiltrating the highest levels of imperial power. Their actions have given Starfleet valuable insight into the inner workings of Klingon government and its relentless military apparatus.
After three of Starfleet’s longest serving agents fear exposure, they initiate emergency extraction procedures. Their planned rendezvous with the U.S.S. Endeavour goes awry, threatening to reveal their activities and the damaging intelligence they’ve collected during their mission. Tasked by Starfleet to salvage the botched rescue attempt, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise must discover the truth behind a secret weapons experiment while avoiding an interstellar incident with the potential to ignite a new war between the Federation and one of its oldest adversaries.
And there you go.
You can find links for purchasing the audio edition on the book’s page at the Simon & Schuster website.
Is it June 9th yet?