Catalyst : Barque Cats

  • by Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by Laural Merlington
  • Series: Barque Cats
  • 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the team of Anne McCaffrey (author of the Dragonriders of Pern series) and Nebula Award-winning author Elizabeth Ann Scarborough comes a thrilling new science-fiction tale featuring telepathic cats that are invaluable to the spacefarers who own them.
Thomas's Duchess - or Chessie, to those who love and depend on her services - is no ordinary cat. She's a purebred Barque Cat, trained to patrol the ship on which she serves, sniffing out oxygen leaks and spotting other problems. But when a corrupt government announces it has found an epidemic that requires the impounding and possible destruction of animals across the galaxy - Barque Cats included - two young people, a kitten, and a mysterious, powerful cat with a hidden agenda, are all that stand between the galaxy's animals and total destruction.


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I am a longtime Anne McCaffrey fan, but this is not her best effort. The narrator uses almost a 'baby talk' tone for the thoughts of the cats--and the book is long on cat thoughts; short on plot. If you're tempted, read it yourself and skip the irritating narrator!
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- John

Wait till the rest are available.

This is a wonderful book BUT it ends mid story. I wish I had waited till the whole series was available.
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- Scraps

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio