Another problem is that the book is rather long and wordy.
Dave Stern is better than most in writing Enterprise Trek so I'd have to give it 4 out of 5 stars because of the plot device we all know is standard Trek.
I haven't seen as many of the Enterprise shows as I would have liked, though when I did, I really liked the Hoshi Sato character.
I'm a trekkie. I lked this book. Not all star trek books are worth reading. This one is an enjoyable read. I won't give you too many spoilers.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is worth it. You do need to be fond of Hoshi -- if you're not, don't bother -- but it's well written and a nice excursion into the beginnings of the Star Trek universe.Published 19 months ago by Katherine Tupper
I received Rosetta (Star Trek: Enterprise) promptly; I have it, I just haven't read it yet. I'm completing my collection of Star Trek: Enterprise books, but I'm disappointed Pocket... Read morePublished 20 months ago by S. M. Kwandrans
Like most of the other negative reviewers, I found this lacking. It started going down hill with the scene with the Admiral ordering Trip's arrest and never regained any traction... Read morePublished on October 28, 2012 by F. Kuester
As an official Star Trek geek, I will point out that there is no way that the Klingons had an entire fleet of cloaked ships by this point in time -- I doubt that they had cloaking... Read morePublished on July 3, 2007 by James Yanni
I agree with other reviewers about the book being too long and slow, not delivering, and not up to par with other Star Trek books that I've read. Read morePublished on October 24, 2006 by S. Nay
This is perhaps one of the worst Star Trek novels that I've read. I mean, it had a great premise - the origins of the universal translator and how Hoshi Sato contributed to it. Read morePublished on May 21, 2006 by Antoine D. Reid