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Alice Eve To Narrate Star Trek Into Darkness Audiobook + First Details On Comic Sequel & Soundtrack

If you want to get the full Star Trek Into Darkness experience, then you will want to read the novelization by Alan Dean Foster. Or if you prefer you can listen to the audiobook version and it was just announced that Into Darkness actress Alice Eve will be doing the narrating. See below for more details on the book and audiobook, plus news on the post-Into Darkness comics and the movie’s soundtrack.

 

Alice Eve To Narrate Star Trek Into Darkness Audiobook – Due May 21st

In May Simon and Schuster will release the official novelization of Star Trek Into Darkness – once again written by Alan Dean Foster. And today Simon and Schuster Audio announced that Alice Eve (who plays Dr. Carol Marcus in Into Darkness) will be narrating the audiobook version of the novelization. This will be the first audiobook for the 31 year-old British actress. Recording is scheduled to start soon.


Alice Eve as Carol Marcus in "Star Trek Into Darkness" – she will be narrating audio book version of the movie

The release date for the Star Trek Into Darkness novelization (and audiobook is May 21st). You can pre-order the unabridged audiobook from Amazon. The Audio CD version is currently discounted to $19.79. Download versions will also be made available via Google Play, iTunes and Audible (but those are not yet available for pre-order).

And if you prefer to read Foster’s novelization, you can pre-order that; the paperback version pre-order is listed at $10.88 at Amazon. The Kindle version is $13.80. Here is the official cover.


Star Trek Into Darkness novelization cover (click to enlarge)

And the official blurb:

The official movie tie-in novelization of the highly anticipated sequel to 2009’s blockbuster feature film Star Trek!

Pioneering director J.J. Abrams has delivered an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller, arrives on May 17th, 2013.

Here are the pre-order links at Amazon for the paperback, Kindle and CD Audio version of the Into Darkness novelization.

Paperback

Kindle

CD Audio

You can also pick up the audiobook version of the 2009 Star Trek movie. That book was also novelized by Alan Dean Foster, with Zachary Quinto handling the narration. Amazon is selling the Audio CD version discounted to $11.99. (Click to listen to a clip).

"After Darkness" storyline coming to Star Trek comics starting May 29th

Over the weekend at the Anaheim Wondercon, IDW announced the ongoing Star Trek comic books set in the new movie universe will introduce a 3-issue "After Darkness" storyline starting with issue #21, due May 29th. According to IDW the new storyline will be an "in-canon comic book sequel" to the movie that picks up "right after" Star Trek Into Darkness. The comics are written by Mike Johnson and overseen by Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer/producer Roberto Orci.  In a statement IDW Star Trek editor Scott Dunbier said “As with our prequel Countdown to Darkness, having Mr. Orci overseeing After Darkness ensures that the events in the comic seamlessly continue from the events of the film.”

The "After Darkness" storyline will span issues 21 to 23 of the Star Trek comics. You can pre-order the first two at TFAW.

#21
(May 29)
#22
(June)
#23
(July)

$3.19

$3.19
No preview/
pre-order yet

And if you haven’t already ordered yours, the trade paperback compilation for "Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness" comic prequel comes out on April 23rd. You can pre-order it from Amazon for $9.88.

Into Darkness Soundtrack coming May 14th

The first details about the soundtrack for Star Trek Into Darkness have been announced by Varese Sarabande. Michael Giacchino’s score will be released on May 14th. They have not yet released the cover art.

UPDATE: The soundtrack is listed at the Varese Sarabande site for $16.98, but they are not taking pre-orders.  


Director JJ Abrams and composer Michael Giacchino at "Into Darkness" score recording session in March – Album due May 14th

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ados
April 2, 2013 12:01 pm

That a good choice

Eve
April 2, 2013 12:06 pm

Does she read in her British voice, or “Americanized” voice?

Mad Mann
April 2, 2013 12:06 pm

I wonder if there will a video of Alice Eve reading the book. I could watch her read the phone book. ;)

EnsignJack
April 2, 2013 12:08 pm

Cant wait for this! Hope the soundtrack is as good as the last movie!

EnsignJack
April 2, 2013 12:09 pm

#2 i hope its the british voice

crazydaystrom
April 2, 2013 12:17 pm

Yes, British voice please.

Jack
April 2, 2013 12:19 pm

I’m only listening if she does it in her underwear.

April 2, 2013 12:22 pm

Loving the comics. Looking forward to the After Darkness arc.

April 2, 2013 12:23 pm

Speaking of voice overs, I’d be interested who the new voice of the Enterprise computer will be.

Jack
April 2, 2013 12:27 pm

9. Also Alice Eve. She did the catering as well.

JohnRambo
April 2, 2013 12:33 pm

Can’t wait for the Soundtrack!!!!

Sebastian S.
April 2, 2013 12:34 pm

# 7 Jack~

LMAO! ;-D

Jovius the Romulan
April 2, 2013 12:51 pm

Awesome! She’s going to do a great job, I bet.

somethoughts
April 2, 2013 1:03 pm

sweet! I can’t wait to listen to the score!!

April 2, 2013 1:04 pm

This is pretty cool! It’s rare that audiobooks that aren’t specifically aimed at a female audience are read by women. Also, Alice Eve is great.

drapera
April 2, 2013 1:09 pm

#7.

The magic of audiobooks…she can be wearing whatever you want.

Simon
April 2, 2013 1:10 pm

Mmmm, Alice Eve’s sexy…British accent.

I wonder if they will release both a “standard” soundtrack and a collector’s “complete” soundtrack like they did for the first film. I was lucky to get the collector’s edition, they sold out almost immediately (despite their expense).

Josh C.
April 2, 2013 1:11 pm

I guess the comic cover confirms that Chekov lives lol (as do the rest of the main characters, as I would expect)

Baby
April 2, 2013 1:13 pm

Good thing for alice eve………..something more authentic for her than just showing her great body.

Josh C.
April 2, 2013 1:14 pm

And for those wondering if the Enterprise gets destroyed….apparently not. The Big-E on the cover of the “After Darkness” comic looks pretty much just like the one from the cover of this Star Trek ongoing comic: http://www.tfaw.com/Profile/Star-Trek-Ongoing-TPB-Vol.-03___412904

Jovius the Romulan
April 2, 2013 1:14 pm

15. Adrian: Funny, isn’t that? There is a definite gender discrepancy when it comes to mainstream audio book narration.

April 2, 2013 1:30 pm

Anthony–

Still no news on Chad Seiter’s score for Star Trek: The Video Game?

binkey
April 2, 2013 1:41 pm

this is good news for us all

AJ
April 2, 2013 1:42 pm

Is she narrating in her black underwear? (Jack got there first!).

Or without it?

Josh C.
April 2, 2013 1:43 pm

Alice Eve is actually narrating the book in a space jump suit

WTF
April 2, 2013 1:43 pm

Just noticed the following. Is this true????

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back in time, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller, arrives on May 17th, 2013.

Êxverlobter
April 2, 2013 1:49 pm

Which also leads to the question if Alice will use a british or american accent in the film.

Trekbilly
April 2, 2013 1:52 pm

Holding off on getting the soundtrack and waiting for the expanded edition. I don’t want to buy the same thing twice.

Jovius the Romulan
April 2, 2013 2:07 pm

25. Êxverlobter: She’s capable of an American accent, as seen in other films, so I’m pretty sure she’ll use that. Peter Weller (playing her father) speaks in an American accent, so even if new fnas aren’t familiar with Star Trek II, they’d notice a discrepancy.

Shatterhand
April 2, 2013 2:19 pm

No cover for the soundtrack yet? Gee, maybe it’ll be the same damn teaser poster image they’ve used for absolutely everything else.

MPMonroe
April 2, 2013 2:24 pm

The soundtrack CANNOT be preordered. The site is showing that it is out of stock and it does not have an option to preorder. Unable to add to cart, either.

Jovius the Romulan
April 2, 2013 2:37 pm

^ Oops!

It’s a faaake!

XD

Exverlobter
April 2, 2013 2:46 pm

@”27. Jovius the Romulan”

THey claim that they can do a convincing accent but often swap between a british and an american one. Christian Bale is a good example.
Alice should use the accent she uses normally in her daily life.

Jemini
April 2, 2013 2:49 pm

awwww I didn’t even think that Zachary wouldn’t read this one too.. I looooved his audio book.

Jovius the Romulan
April 2, 2013 3:04 pm

33. Exverlobter: You think so? Maybe my pointed ears just aren’t as attuned as yours. I watched her in “The Raven” recently and didn’t think for a minute that she was British. In fact, I didn’t know until years after seeing Equilibrium and Batman Begins that Christian Bale was.

Psst, you’re missing the accent on your “E”. ;)

April 2, 2013 3:18 pm

Confirmation of Keenser’s return…

Cygnus-X1
April 2, 2013 3:26 pm

mmm…yes, please.

She could be narrating her grocery list and it’d be just as well with me.

Jovius the Romulan
April 2, 2013 3:26 pm

^ Nice uniform. I met Deep Roy at a convention here and told him I loved all the stuff he was in. He was surprisingly shy and reserved.

Aix
April 2, 2013 3:43 pm

COOL!!!

Keachick
April 2, 2013 3:46 pm

Looks like I will be calling my credit card into service to go pre-order the Countdown into Darkness compilation comic. Last time I did that, the postage – shipping and handling cost more than the actual compilation, add to that, the exchange rate which always favours the US dollar…That’s cool though. Amazon are pretty reliable.

As for audiobook readers being in their underwear, my own personal preference would be for Chris Pine doing the audio wearing nothing but a nice pair of Calvin Kleins. Yep, that’ll do me fine…:)

Jemini
April 2, 2013 4:02 pm

there is a new official still from stid how is you haven’t posted it yet? more to come?
anyway here’s the pic

Exverlobter
April 2, 2013 4:11 pm

@36. Jovius the Romulan

Well, i guess you know the Christian Bale rant. There he was constantly switching between an British and American accent. Maybe because he was furios at that particular moment.

Jefferies Tuber
April 2, 2013 4:13 pm

Based on the cover of #21, Chekov does not die and the crew does not end up with a new [different model] ship after the damage seen in the trailer.

Jovius the Romulan
April 2, 2013 4:40 pm

41. Keachick: Well, if you need the imagery, I suppose you can pause your ST09 BD to the part where he is in… 23rd century Calvin Klein?

“OFFICIAL UNDERWEAR SUPPLIER TO STARFLEET SINCE 2151.”

43. Jemini: Nice. Is it just me or does it look like they snuck some makeup on Zach’s earlobe to make it closer to Nimoy’s? I could have sworn they said they were doing that as well as giving Vulcans a yellowish complexion like in TOS before ST09 released, but they didn’t follow through with either idea. Ah, oh well. The yellowish tint would have been nice, I didn’t really care much about Quinto’s earlobes or Kirk’s eye colour.

44. Exverlobter: Speaking as an actor myself, sometimes you’re in character so long that you forget your own accent! Seriously. Then again, being in character was also his explanation of why he got enraged over such a little thing. *eyebrow raise* Interrupting an actor’s sight line is annoying when doing films but… come on. I’ve acted in stage plays and kept perfectly in character, even when audience members are walking in and out on a whim, texting with a bright screen, or engaging in conversation not but ten feet in front of me. (I swear these kids don’t know the difference between going to live performances and seeing a movie anymore. Have some respect!)

porthoses bitch
April 2, 2013 4:47 pm

@43 GREAT PIC…thank you… Very much in the spirit of TOS.

Would love to see the “offical” magazine do side by side shots of some of the classic publicity photos from TOS and the JJ-verse. I know its been done but its been sublinamal. (Sp). The kelloggs cornflake box comes to mind.

porthoses bitch
April 2, 2013 4:49 pm

Subliminal… mgot my red pencil out.

Josh C.
April 2, 2013 4:58 pm

43 – that picture is basically me working with someone trying to figure out how to make a particular graph in excel.

“I can’t figure out how to make excel do that either…”

Disinvited
April 2, 2013 5:35 pm

I’ve been meaning to ask, does “only family Kirk has left” mean Kirk’s mother dies or he’s somehow estranged from his relatives?

Punkspocker
April 2, 2013 5:45 pm

I was hoping the Cumberlord would have narrated, but I guess it’s ok to give someone else a chance. (Sigh)

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