Cauldron : Academy

  • by Jack McDevitt
  • Narrated by Khristine Hvam
  • Series: Academy
  • 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The year is 2255. The academy that trained the starfarers is long gone and veteran star pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins spends her retirement supporting fund-raising efforts for The Prometheus Foundation, a privately funded organization devoted to deep space exploration.But when a young physicist unveils an efficient star drive capable of reaching the core of the galaxy, Hutch finds herself back in the deepest reaches of space, and on the verge of discovering the origins of the deadly Omega clouds that continue to haunt her.


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Customer Reviews

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Not the return to the clouds I expect

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you've read the earlier books in the series you might as well read this one. However I did not like the answers to the questions this book explorers. So I'd recommend it if you really wanted to but it's not the best in the series.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

"Really" Of all the answers to Omega Clouds, what are they, what makes them, etc. and this is all you could come up with?

What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

She is excellent. She was the reason I pressed on finishing the book.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

It was nice to have Hutch up front and center in this one.

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- Steve Light


I've listened to a few sci-fi books and this one is by far the most uninteresting book. They go to strange new worlds, but they do not come to life. The narrator also makes it very difficult to differentiate between characters. The characters themselves don't have much of a personality either. I have not read the other books in the series, so I cannot judge the author, but this book is a flop.
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- Stephan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios