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Catalyst Audiobook

Catalyst

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Publisher's Summary

Tom Raines and his friends are eager to return to the Pentagonal Spire to continue their training for the elite Intrasolar Forces. They're in Upper Company now, vying for spots in CamCo, but soon discover troubling changes: strict new regulations, suspicious agents in positions of power, and the revelation that the Spire is under new military control. The trainees are now cadets.

What begins as an irritating adjustment soon reveals a dangerous shift in reality. Those now in control are aligned with the corporate sponsors who have ruthless agendas. And when the military academy begins welcoming new cadets with questionable neural processors, the first step in a plan with horrifying worldwide ramifications, Tom is desperate to stop it, even if that means keeping secrets from his allies.

Then a mysterious figure, the other ghost in the machine, begins a fight against the corporations, but with methods even Tom finds shocking. And when the enemy comes for Tom, how much can Tom endure in the battle to save himself? He must decide if he can still fight when the odds of success seem to be sliding from his grip.

In this exhilarating, explosive, and heart-rending conclusion to the Insignia trilogy, Catalyst brings Tom and his intelligent, passionate, and brave young friends stunning tests and dangerous confrontations, and through to an impossible future they could never have predicted.

©2014 S. J. Kincaid (P)2014 Harper Collins Publishers

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    Tyler Porter 03-10-16
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    "great story and characters"

    if i had a dollar for every time one character "considered" another, or furrowed their brow, or had blood flush to their head/ears, i could buy this book 100 times over. other than that, great story, great characters.

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    Evan Johnson Palo Alto, CA United States 05-05-15
    Evan Johnson Palo Alto, CA United States 05-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I love this book !"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Catalyst to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Catalyst?

    when tom escaped from vagreov


    What about Lincoln Hoppe’s performance did you like?

    it was awesome


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when black burn sacrificed himself to save tom and wyatt


    Any additional comments?

    no!@#$$^&*()

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    August LA VERGNE, TN, United States 05-02-15
    August LA VERGNE, TN, United States 05-02-15
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    "What an Ending!"
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    Catalyst is a fitting closure to the Insignia Trilogy. Everything set up in the first two books, Insignia and Vortex, comes to a head in this book, and Kincaid reveals her hand one card at a time to unfold the master plot that harkens all the way back to book one. It's a masterful accomplishment, and the whole of this book was satisfying to me. Seeing the final growth of Tom, Vikram, Yuri, Wyatt, and the other characters is spectacular. There are still wonderful throwbacks to the beginning of Insignia, in the continued evolution of the gang's inside jokes. Even those jokes, as before, play important roles in the narrative. Kincaid has really demonstrated a deep understanding of character, plot, and storytelling in this final chapter of the trilogy.

    I feel like every promise Kincaid made in the beginning has been fulfilled. There aren't any loose ends left untied for me, even ones that were left in book one that I thought were no longer important to the setting and characters. No, Kincaid has thought of everything, and it left me with a feeling of complete gratification. This is a fully complete series, a work done to perfection. Bravo!

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    Willie Cedar Hills, UT, United States 02-26-15
    Willie Cedar Hills, UT, United States 02-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Catalyst was awesome"

    This was truly an awesome book. I found myself thinking about how mad I was at Vangeroff and realized, that it was because this book was well written. It truly caught my attention.... Flat out awesome book!

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    Max 01-12-15
    Max 01-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read!"

    I listened to this whole trilogy in about a week. I loved every book, and like all of the characters and the story, I have recommended it to all of my friends. The only exception I have is this, and it's minor--very minor: it seems S.J. Kincaid is still a developing writer. Her progress is evident throughout each book. She is no doubt developing into a fabulous author. She is about 87.5% there. ...I can't wait to see what comes out next!

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    Steve Meadville, PA USA 01-11-15
    Steve Meadville, PA USA 01-11-15
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    "Outstanding!"

    I love this book. The story and narration are both OUTSTANDING! I highly recommend it!

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