Star Trek: Discovery: Fear Itself, the third installment in Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books' novel series based on the newest Trek show, is available now as a paperback, audiobook, audio CD and on Kindle. StarTrek.com previously shared a First Look at the cover as well as the synopsis of the James Swallow-penned novel, and today we've got a... First Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook edition as read by Robert Petkoff.
Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators…and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. Challenged on all sides, he is determined to surpass his origins and succeed as a Starfleet officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou. But when Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates, what begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control. Forced into a command role he may not be ready for, Saru is caught between his duty and the conflicting agendas of two antagonistic alien races. To survive, he will need to seek a path of peace against all odds, and risk compromising the very ideals he has sworn to uphold….