Nobody knows Captain Kathryn Janeway better than Kate Mulgrew. With that in mind, it's only fitting that the Star Trek: Voyager actress is narrating the audiobook version of the novel The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway.
StarTrek.com has shared an exclusive clip of Mulgrew narrating an excerpt from the audiobook version of her character's book The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway, which was penned by Una McCormack. You can check it out here.
In the novel, Captain Janeway tells her story, from her humble beginning to her impressive career with Starfleet. Reading the book itself could be exciting on its own. However, the idea of Mulgrew telling her character's amazing story makes the audiobook a completely immersive experience.
The synopsis for The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway reads as follows:
"Through Kate Mulgrew's familiar voice, Janeway reveals her career in Starfleet, from her first command to her epic journey through the Delta Quadrant leading to her rise to the top as vice-admiral in Starfleet Command. Discover the story of the woman who traveled further than any human ever had before, stranded decades from home, encountering new worlds and species.
"Explore how she brought together Starfleet and the Maquis as part of her crew, forged new alliances with species across the galaxy and overcame one of Starfleet's greatest threats — the Borg — on their own remote and hostile territory. Get Janeway's personal take on key characters such as Seven of Nine, her trusted friend Tuvok, new arrivals like Neelix and her second-in-command, Chakotay."
The new novel and its audiobook are truly a Trekkie's dream come true. It's also an excellent way to prepare for Mulgrew's return as Janeway in the animated series Star Trek: Prodigy.
Star Trek: Prodigy has not yet been given an official release date. In the meantime, The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway will be available on Audible, Google, Apple iTunes, libro.fm, audiobooks.com, and kobo on January 26.