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Barque Cats
Books in series2
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 288 ratings)
  • 1

    Catalyst: A Tale of the Barque Cats, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (123)

    Thomas's Duchess 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.

    John says: "disappointing"
    disappointing

    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 th..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 26 2010 by John (Sunbury, OH, USA)
  • 2

    Catacombs: A Tale of the Barque Cats, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (68)

    In Catalyst, award-winning authors Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough introduced listeners to the beguiling Barque Cats: spacefaring felines who serve aboard starships as full-fledged members of the crew. Highly evolved, the cats share an almost telepathic bond with their minders, or Cat Persons — until, suddenly, there is no “almost” about it, and a particular Barque Cat, Chester, learns to ex- change thoughts with his human friend, Jubal. Other cats soon gain the same ability.

    Kimber says: "Read the book, not worth the listen"
    Read the book, not worth the listen

    I liked reading the book, I bought the audible because I had lost the book on the plane with out finishing it. I really enjoyed reading it. However, t..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 03 2011 by Kimber (United States)