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Publisher's Summary

On a planet code-named Gateway stands a mysterious portal to the past, the Guardian of Forever. Spock, Kirk, and McCoy have just returned from a voyage through the gateway with a young man named Zar - Spock's own son from ancient Sarpeidon! But while Spock and the brilliant, primitive youth try to bridge a gap of centuries and cultures, Gateway is seized by the Romulans. The Enterprise must destroy the planet rather than let the Romulans use the past as a weapon - and Kirk has 12 hours to find a way out. Only Spock and Zar have any chance of penetrating the Romulan forces on Gateway. Suddenly, father and son are plunged into a fierce fight for their lives - and a battle to keep the Romulans from fatally changing the past! Featuring a dramatic reading by Leonard Nimoy and James Doohan, and enhanced with sound effects and an original score!  

©1988 Paramount Pictures Corporation, All Rights Reserved (P)1988 Paramount Pictures Corporation, All Rights Reserved

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Too Short

This was the shortest most ill put together Star Trek "novel" (if you want to call it that) I've ever read. The story could have been so much better. The only good thing about the narration was having Leonard Nimoy and James Doohan

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too condensed

not worth it way to condesned. if this was a book report it would fail.

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  • Karen
  • 2019-12-01

Warning this is a highly abridged book. Not even worth listening to

I did not realize when I purchased this book that I was only purchasing a very small portion of it. So much has been taken out that it has ruined the story ruined any character development and so on. I recommend buying an actual copy of the entire book and reading that.

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  • Chris
  • 2018-05-16

Solid continuation of TOS episode

I’ve recently been catching up on Star Trek books that I missed as a teenager. This is — in part — a continuation of the penultimate episode of The Original Series, “All Our Yesterdays.” With James Doohan narrating and Leonard Nimoy voicing several internal monologues by Spock, Yesterday’s Son (1983) feels like a hidden episode of TOS. For Trekkies, a fun audiobook.

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  • Geek Mom
  • 2020-03-13

Loved it!

as always Crispin delivered. She left too soon. looking forward to reading the rest of her catalog.

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  • Dwayne McClellan
  • 2015-10-21

Star trek TOS

This was a great book, and great follow up book, I really wish they could've made these as special episode. It would have been great. I recommend this book and the follow up.

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  • bb
  • 2015-04-25

Nice Story based on Spock's TV time travel episode

Would you listen to Star Trek: Yesterday's Son again? Why?

Yes, It was a very interesting story with good narration. Leonard Nimory and James Doohan had extra charm and excitement to the story.

What did you like best about this story?

Spock went back in time to save a son that he conceived with a woman that he met when he traveled to the past.

What does Leonard Nimoy and James Doohan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excitement, Charm, and increased enjoyment.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I wanted to hear the end of it, and it was a short story.

Any additional comments?

The sequel to this book is Star Trek: Time for Yesterday

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-03-14

WOW!

I loved this. it took me home. I had a childhood I wouldn't have survived without Star Ttek

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  • David Pick
  • 2020-07-26

Great follow up to TOS S3 All Out Yesterdays

I chose this audio book after watching for the first time ever last night on Me TV and learned there was a book sequel to it. I thought 1 credit for 90 minutes was high. But I was shocked to hear Leonard Nimoy and James Doohan did voice work for this book making it totally worth it for me.

If I could quibble about the story, the actions of McCoy in it just never felt like Deforest Kelley himself was ever performing in the scene. I found myself thinking McCoy would never do that in certain parts.

This 90 minute story was great for a commute to a friend's farm and back to my home . I'm glad Audible still makes it available and encourage all Star Trek fans to try it.

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  • David Matthew Bindernagel
  • 2020-07-18

The Voices from the past James and Leonard.

well it's nice to hear their voices from the past, space time between Fathers and Sons and never separated and rejoined in the future. It is a test of time between the bonds of the father and the son. the story is one of those heartfelt and just remind me of my own feelings for my own father.

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  • Melvin R.Alejandro
  • 2020-06-15

Great story and the sound effects are superb. the

Great story and sound effects. I enjoy star trek so very much and to hear Leonard Nimoy again is a treat

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  • David Collins
  • 2019-08-25

I love it!

I love it! Special with James
doohan & Leonard nimoy voices. I couldn't stop listening to it