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  • The Rowan

  • Tower and Hive, Book 1
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Jean Reed Bahle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703

The kinetically gifted, trained in mind/machine gestalt, are the most valued citizens of the Nine Star League. Using mental powers alone, these few Prime Talents transport ships, cargo, and people between Earth's Moon, Mars' Demos and Jupiter's Callisto.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Story - Performance is lacking

  • By David on 04-19-17

Great series start

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Anne McCaffrey always delivers a good story with interesting characters. While this is part of the Pegasus story line, this is a new story world. The threat is real and the characters are nice. A great listen and perfect for long car rides.

  • Catacombs

  • A Tale of the Barque Cats, Book 2
  • By: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read the book, not worth the listen

  • By Kiddy on 09-03-11

Good fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-18

If you like Anne McCaffrey’s style, you will love these 2 books. I wish there had been more, but the story line is fully contained with no cliffhangers. A very pleasant way to pass a long drive.

  • Catalyst

  • A Tale of the Barque Cats, Book 1
  • By: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wait till the rest are available.

  • By Scraps on 11-21-10

Fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-18

This was a fun book to listen to while driving or house cleaning. Times when I want my mind not too distracted. Nice people and a different story line.