Captain Janeway was a fascinating character to me. As a devoted Star Trek fan, the first female captain was a big deal. At first her voice bothered me, but I got used to it quickly, and from there I developed a real liking for the character, and I wanted to learn more about the person.
Kate Mulgrew wrote and narrated this autobiography herself. In some ways I learned a lot about her life, but in other ways, I felt she skimmed over some important events, about which I would have liked to have learned more-most especially her work with the rest of the cast on Star Trek: Voyager.
Ms. Mulgrew is a strong woman. She makes no apologies for her choices, and I respect that. She works hard and it seems she has a close-knit family. But in some ways, it seems like her life has been charmed.(show spoiler)
Where she sort of lost me for a while was during her divorce, when she was relating how she hadn't worked for a while and that she was broke. She calls whomever, finds out she has only $10,000.00 left and decides to take her two boys to Ireland for the summer. Apparently, Ms. Mulgrew and I have VERY different ideas about what it means to be broke. (My idea of it involves no vacations or any sum over $10.00.)
Kate Mulgrew can write and write well. Combined with her narration, it made this autobiography a joy to listen to. Despite the rather abrupt ending, I recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating woman.