Cat Me If You Can

The Hissing Booth Chronicles, Book 0
Narrated by: Lynn Norris
Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The world ends not with a bang but a hiss.

Since the Rise of Magic, soothsayer Journi McCutcheon has faced supernatural sycophants, dated zealous zombies, and battled possessed pediatricians, but when an eccentric client hires her to investigate haunted pickles, her day goes from weird to worse. 

Only demonic dills are the least of her newly acquired problems. 

What begins as a nuisance call ends in apocalypse when she stumbles across a mass grave and discovers that the cats therein aren't just dead--they're harbingers of extinction. 

And magic is on the endangered species list. 

To save her family and Deviants everywhere, she must set aside her feud with all things feline to end the threat. 

Before it ends her. 

Cat Me If You Can is the exciting prequel to Crazy Cat Lady, Gemma Thorne's number-one best-selling debut novel. Packed with quick wit, spell-slinging heroines, and cats, it's a new breed of urban fantasy.

©2018 Gemma Thorne (P)2019 Gemma Thorne

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Which will do Journi in, an apocalypse or cats?

Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel

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This was a fascinating story about what happened to the world after the Rise of magic changed most people in different. A few were left without magical abilities to find their way in a new world. Journi comes form a magical family where her skills lie in soothsaying. Journi like many resist getting directly involves with the magical police, this leaves her trying to make a living on her own. That all changes when Journi stumbles on a large number of cats who were killed by magical means. This spirals out of control leading to a gun toting woman, her eccentric grandmother, and a possible apocalypse if she can’t unravel the mystery in time. Add to this normals bent on exterminating anyone who is magical giving the readers fast paced and intricate story.

This was an incredible audio-book that came alive for the reader as the narrator added a unique flare to every character.

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love it! definitely recommend

love this unique world! perfect length for a short, fun listen. excellent narration. looking forward to listening to crazy cat lady!!!

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Great book

Great story with fun characters and a plot that keeps you interested. Add in cats and you have a very fun story.

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Captivating from the first chapter! Must read!

This urban fantasy book was a great read! I loved the fantasy and imagination! I felt like I was riding every adventure and challenge while I was listening. At one point, my family started listening and getting into the book with me. It was so much fun! So entertaining and enjoyable! I am an animal lover and This book was made for me with all the magic, animals, friends and family coming together. You picked an amazing and very talented person to narrate. I was captivated from the first chapter. I definitely cant wait to read the next part! I highly recommend this book!

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Awesomely Fun!

Loved this book! Journie and her family have magical abilities that are used for good. But they're also snarky and fun! I love how Journie and her family interact with each other! But her grandma is a hoot! LOL I don't want to give spoilers, just suffice it to say, you will be hooked with the first page!

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Fun

Gemma Thorne brings readers a fun tale where magic is forefront in the real world but also shows the dark side of those who oppose it.
When Journi finds too many dead cats to be a coincidence, she puts aside her distaste of the creatures to find out who is hunting them and why they are using bullets that are made specially to those who practice magic.
The characters are more than just stereotypes building on archetypes and giving them a twist. Make sure to listen to the audio version. Narrator Lynn Norris gives these characters true life. She gives them each their own voice that I can only imagine is what Thorne heard in her head when she wrote it.
There is animal violence and that can be depressing but it is so heartening to see people come together in the face of that death and show people, we don't take animal lives seriously.
I love forward to seeing what happens next in the rest of the series. Maybe Journi will learn to love cats just as much as I do.....or even just a little.
I received a copy from the author for review; all opinions are my own.

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great story!

fast paced & fun! I look forward to reading more in the series! I loved the narrator, the story line, and the characters! of course I am a huge cat lover too!

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Fantastic!! Excited for More!

What a fantastic introduction to this series. Likeable characters that are at times laugh out loud funny and a detailed magical world build made this hard to put down. The narrator was perfect at bringing the story to life with her distinguishable voices. I am very excited for more in this series & from this author

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Cats and more cats

Journi was such an amazing character and this world was something I wanted to immerse myself in the entire time. The magic of this world was fascinating which made me want to know even more. I adored Journi and her family they were such quirky and zany people. The characters had such sass and spunk. Her reactions to cats was hilarious which made this story all the better. Journi and her friends and family fought so hard to keep the world safe. This was a fast paced story from the very start. The narrator had the perfect voices for each character which made the story even better. I want to know what will happen next for Journi and the cats. This is such a fun story which made me laugh through the entire listen.

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Sassy Cat

This book is funny ,original ,and oh so sassy .Then again what more can you expect of a feline . I was interested until the end and meet the next part .

I voluntarily listened to this audio copy and left a unbiased review !

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  • Liz Moriarty
  • 11-18-19

Zesty and fun !

Loved the Zesty heroine - Journey, and her fabulous family. Granny - what a role model for how to get it done!!

Narrator has a voice I would like to have on other audio books. Loved the writing style - funny in a down to earth way.

I really liked the story line, how the issue of not accepting exceptional gifts can sour others with jealousy and hatred - and how the 'deviants' defend what is theirs, with a peculiar and eccentric-crazy style of dignity.

Fun, fun fun !!

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  • Brianna Belbin
  • 11-05-19

Original with a Quirky Bunch

This was a great start to The Hissing Booth Chronicles! Journi is a paranormal PI who has dealt with many weird things, but she has a phobia of cats. When she goes to investigate some demonic dill pickles, she comes across a grave of cats that are harbingers of extinction. Can she overcome her fears to save her family and other Deviants? I really loved Journi’s unapologetically snarky personality, her slingshot and marbles, and crazy, quirky team. Her grandma Jo was amazing- she rides dragons and has a pigeon that poops bombs. The addition of their politics and magic to an apocalyptic version of our world is very well written. There is (obviously) a trigger warning for animal cruelty, so if that isn’t your thing, you might want to skip this series. This book was filled with humor, mystery, and so much magic and I loved the originality of it!
Lynn did a fantastic job with this narration! She managed to bring every character’s unique personality to life and give them their own voice.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.