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Alice Eve To Narrate Star Trek Into Darkness Audiobook + First Details On Comic Sequel & Soundtrack April 2, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Books,Comics,Music,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

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.



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.

(May 29)


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


1. ados - April 2, 2013

That a good choice

2. Eve - April 2, 2013

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

3. Mad Mann - April 2, 2013

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

4. EnsignJack - April 2, 2013

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

5. EnsignJack - April 2, 2013

#2 i hope its the british voice

6. crazydaystrom - April 2, 2013

Yes, British voice please.

7. Jack - April 2, 2013

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

8. Andrew - April 2, 2013

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

9. Daniel Broadway - April 2, 2013

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

10. Jack - April 2, 2013

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

11. JohnRambo - April 2, 2013

Can’t wait for the Soundtrack!!!!

12. Sebastian S. - April 2, 2013

# 7 Jack~


13. Jovius the Romulan - April 2, 2013

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

14. somethoughts - April 2, 2013

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

15. Adrian - April 2, 2013

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.

16. drapera - April 2, 2013


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

17. Simon - April 2, 2013

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).

18. Josh C. - April 2, 2013

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

19. Baby - April 2, 2013

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

20. Josh C. - April 2, 2013

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:

21. Jovius the Romulan - April 2, 2013

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

22. cpelc - April 2, 2013


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

23. binkey - April 2, 2013

this is good news for us all

24. AJ - April 2, 2013

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

Or without it?

25. Josh C. - April 2, 2013

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

26. WTF - April 2, 2013

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.

27. Êxverlobter - April 2, 2013

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

28. Trekbilly - April 2, 2013

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

29. Jovius the Romulan - April 2, 2013

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.

30. Shatterhand - April 2, 2013

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

31. MPMonroe - April 2, 2013

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.

32. Jovius the Romulan - April 2, 2013

^ Oops!

It’s a faaake!


33. Exverlobter - April 2, 2013

@”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.

34. Jemini - April 2, 2013

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

35. Anthony Pascale - April 2, 2013

sorry it is true that even though there is a listing in the store the soundtrack cant yet be pre-ordered. I have reached out to them to find out if they will be doing pre-orders. Will update article and let people know via @trekmovie on twitter.

36. Jovius the Romulan - April 2, 2013

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”. ;)

37. cpelc - April 2, 2013

Confirmation of Keenser’s return…

38. Cygnus-X1 - April 2, 2013

mmm…yes, please.

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

39. Jovius the Romulan - April 2, 2013

^ 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.

40. Aix - April 2, 2013


41. Keachick - April 2, 2013

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…:)

42. Anthony Pascale - April 2, 2013

TrekMovie reported Keenser was coming back a long while ago.

We will post the new pic though

43. Jemini - April 2, 2013

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

44. Exverlobter - April 2, 2013

@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.

45. Jefferies Tuber - April 2, 2013

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.

46. Jovius the Romulan - April 2, 2013

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?


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!)

47. porthoses bitch - April 2, 2013

@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.

48. porthoses bitch - April 2, 2013

Subliminal… mgot my red pencil out.

49. Josh C. - April 2, 2013

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…”

50. Disinvited - April 2, 2013

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?

51. Punkspocker - April 2, 2013

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

52. Randy H. - April 2, 2013

After Foster’s novelization of the 2009 film, there’s no way I’d spend money on this one! That book phoned it in big time – a shallow and uninspired transcription rather than a thoughtful and imaginative take on the story.

And note the hopeful blurb on the cover of the book regarding it being a “Blockbuster Film”. It will doubtless do well, but blockbuster remains to be seen!

53. Jovius the Romulan - April 2, 2013

51. Punkspocker: Men have dominated audio narration for almost everything for a very long time now. Giving Alice Eve a chance is a nice, progressive step forward. Keep an open mind.

You’ll have plenty of time to hear his sexy voice in the movie proper.

54. Tanner Waterbury - April 2, 2013

Awww mannn! I was hoping they’d get Cumberbach to narrate the novel!

55. Marja - April 2, 2013

Are people confusing the Soundtrack with a Narration of the Novel?

I’ll be interested to hear the score from the new film. Not sure I’ll buy the audio narrative since I bought the last one ONLY b/c Zachary Quinto narrated it (Yummm).

56. Ahmed - April 2, 2013

@ 42. Anthony Pascale – April 2, 2013

“TrekMovie reported Keenser was coming back a long while ago.”

Hopefully Keenser will vanish in the first few seconds of the movie in a transporter accident :)

57. Voss - April 2, 2013

@ 43. Jemini

Wow! Great pic! Thank you! I’ve got to get that magazine.

58. Hat Rick - April 2, 2013

Alice Eve would be a great narrator, especially when Carol Marcus screams in the book.

Also, here is some more news: Star Trek has been the subject of an article in, of all things, “Foreign Policy” magazine.,1

59. Ahmed - April 2, 2013

@57. Hat Rick

Thanks for the link. Interesting to read about the Prime Directive in a major foreign policy magazine.

60. CanOpener1256 - April 2, 2013

Hmm, no paper, no delivery charges, no stocking fees, etc. etc. etc ., and the Kindle version is still more expensive? Keep buying books with paper folks … Before they REALLY start screwing us over!

Also, I wonder if Ms. Eve would come over to my place and read me a bedtime story in her StarFleet uniform? No, not that uniform, the OTHER one! :)

61. CPelc - April 2, 2013

Another marketing tie-in with STID and Mazda for the 6.

62. Hat Rick - April 2, 2013

@Ahmed (58), no problem. Trek has always had fans and influence in some of the unlikeliest of places and a proud tradition of importance far outside the realm of most science fiction.

63. Red Dead Ryan - April 2, 2013


Kindle has to pay license fees to the publisher which owns the rights to the novelization of “Star Trek Into Darkness”. Kindle has to recoup the money, and are passing the buck onto the consumer.

64. Captain, USS Northstar - April 2, 2013

@57 — Thanks for that link and gratifying to know that TOS is still making people think after all these years.

As far as the novelization, I have to agree with another comment — I sure hope Alan Dean Foster does a much better job this time around. The first novelization was uninspired.

A local station up north here runs TOS weekend nights and last Sunday happened to be “The Man Trap.” I noticed McCoy in an off-duty black t-shirt and of course thought of that look in the 2009 movie and the trailers we’ve seen leading up to this one. I liked how they picked up on that little detail from the first “aired” episode.

65. dex74656 - April 2, 2013

#46 – Would that be… Kelvin Klein?

66. Jack - April 2, 2013

52, 67 — Really? about Foster? I didn’t read it because I feared this — I haven’t read his stuff since I was about 9 or 10 or so (weirdly, this is true), but I really never liked his writing — including novelizations of TMP, SW, those TAS compilations and that Star Wars sequel. Which is, again, weird because I wasn’t too fussy then.

67. Dee - lvs moon surface - April 2, 2013

#60. CPelc

Well, apparently Captain Fine still is the voice of BMW… …………

…………….don’t forget to breathe! ;-) :-)

68. JB - April 2, 2013

@ 52. Randy H. –

I agree, as a ADF fan I was also disappointed by the novelization of the last film. Although in fairness to Foster, some of the cringe-inducing dialogue was actually in the original script, such as when Kirk tells Spock, “Suus Mahna his ass!” Ouch.

69. DonDonP1 - April 2, 2013

Well, Alice Eve is a natvie of the United Kingdom, so she may read with her British accent.

70. CmdrR - April 2, 2013

Don’t tell me she’s not in her underwear while reading this.

Really. If she’s not, don’t spoil my mental image.

71. CmdrR - April 2, 2013

7 – OK, I posted before I read your comment.
You gotta admit… a lot of Trekkers (and some Trekettes) are having that thought.

72. Trekkiegal63 - April 2, 2013

#50. Disinvited:

I asked that question once, as well, and I believe someone answered that one of the earlier comics mentioned she had passed (I’ve only read the more recent ones so I can’t confirm this).

73. Trekkiegal63 - April 2, 2013

Studiously ignoring the underwear comments…

I’ve always found Alan Dean Foster to be a bit… dry, reading-wise. The man’s a bit stingy with his adjectives and adverbs. Nevertheless I will buy this, it’s always fun reading the deleted scenes prior to the bluray release.

Not much for audio books though. Sorry Alice.

74. Jack - April 2, 2013

Hey, Takei read all of his audiobooks in his underwear.

75. Jack - April 2, 2013

“such as when Kirk tells Spock, ‘Suus Mahna his ass!'”

Really? What does that even mean? I wish these guys were better with dialogue.

76. AyanEva - April 3, 2013

51- I was hoping Benedict would read the audiobook too. :( Sherlock has turned me into a ridiculously huge Cumberfan though so I probably won’t be satisfied until he does everything ever. lol

I’m in the middle of listening to Neverwhere and he’s fantastic as Islington. I don’t even like radio plays that much (or audiobooks for that matter) and I’m happily listening to this one anyway because of him.

Ah well, Alice Eve seems very likable from some of the interviews I’ve seen of her and I’m glad she’s being incorporated into some other related works.

(still pouting a bit over the lack of Benedict though)

77. Ctrl-Opt-Del - April 3, 2013

Hope this is better than the last ADF novelisation…

I love ‘Trek books & I’ve even read others of Foster’s novelisations, so I don’t know quite what went wrong with “Star Trek”, but I just couldn’t get into it…

It was the only Star Trek book I struggled to finish & once I had was so put-out by the poor quality of the narrative (the writing itself was fine, but it had obviously been based off an earlier draft of the script that had been changed for good reason) that I took it back to Waterstones to complain & they could see I was so disappointed that they gave me a refund as the book was still good as new (I read new books 3/4 open & never crease the spine until I’m sure I like them)…

78. Buzz Cagney - April 3, 2013

I’m just impressed that she can read at all!

I wonder if it will read like the script for ’09 did? I friend sent me a link recently. It was laced in profanity. Ideal I suppose when you have a limited vocabulary.
I thought it was a wind-up but no, apparently the writers don’t actually know many verbs!

79. Buzz Cagney - April 3, 2013

#73 he actually read them in Eve’s underwear :-p

80. Marja, shaking in her Starfleet boots - April 3, 2013

Can I just say that the standard STID poster is boring as hell?

No color [except the Embers Of Destruction], just greys and black, a person with his back turned, and a delta-shield-shaped blank space which only Trekfans recognize.

It’s not very appealing … and the ONLY one I’ve seen in a movies lobby was last week.

In an alcove.

An average-sized, nearly colorless, poster.

At the end of the lobby of my 20-movie theatre was a GIANT STAND-UP display for “Iron Man 3,” featuring life-sized images of Guy Pearce, Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle.

Dear Paramount, what’s UP with that? Are you planning a massive marketing blitz at some point, say, in the next three weeks…?

I didn’t start worrying til late February. Now I’m really worried … because if Paramount loses money, are they going to fund a third movie?

81. thebiggfrogg - April 3, 2013

52. Surprised to hear it. Loved ADF’s TAS novelizations. Lots of value added. When I went back and watched TAS years later I realized how much his development were part of my memories of TAS. Seeing TAS again it seemed like there was a lot missing.

82. Odradek - April 3, 2013

@80 Marja, shaking in her Starfleet boots

I guess you wouldn’t like Caspar David Friedrich then.
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