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Cat Sidhe

Into the Witch Lands I
Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A human spirit banished to the body of a cat.

Merliss has seen centuries of change, centuries of trouble.

Something nasty has come through one of the ley gates. It walks upright. It talks. And it looks like an oversized cat, but as Merliss can attest, it doesn't smell like a cat.

It's a cat sidhe on the hunt for slaves, anyone with opposable thumbs. Merliss travels to unknown territories to rescue a friend and encounters more trouble making her way home. The situation on the moors is far more dire than Merliss and her friends could have imagined.

Cat Sidhe is the first in a fantasy trilogy. Join Merliss on her prowls through dangerous lands.

©2018 Jeff Chapman (P)2018 Jeff Chapman

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What a delight!

What a delightful story... The book follows Merliss, a cat who's not really a cat at all, but a human spirit that was ensorcelled centuries ago... And boy does she have her work cut out for her in this story...
The Cat Sidhe are crossing over into human territory and they're up to no good... Merliss loses herself crossing the ley-lines and needs to get home quick so she can sound the alarm... To find her way Merliss accepts aid from some very unlikely sources, such as wolves and birds. This tale just whet my appetite, leaving me wanting more, and more, and more (please, sir, may I have some more?)!
Jannie Meisberger shot her way up onto my favorites list for her narration of Merliss' tail!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Slow Start but Solid Ending

The first half of the story seemed to be a bit slow to me but once it picked up I really enjoyed it. It took me a while to get into it as it was mainly conversations between animals in the beginning but was definitely worth it in the end.

Wasn’t expecting this level of fantasy but was surprisingly pleased. The characters are all quite interesting and the story gets quite exciting. Now that the setting has been set I think the next books in the trilogy will really take off.

Jannie Meisberger did a really good job with the narration. I really enjoyed her voice and accent. Both are perfect for this story and I really hope she continues with the rest of the trilogy.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Merliss for the Win

A Cat Sidhe (pronounced Cat Shee, like Banshee) is a Witch who has taken the form of a cat and like a lot of cats, is hell-bent on malevolence.

This is a hero’s journey story that ends just as it’s beginning. The hero in question, a young woman apprenticed to a cunning-man and just now coming into her magical powers, is abducted by a Cat Sidhe and starts to discover a world she didn’t realize existed. Along the way she learns that the world is more dangerous than she suspected.

But the real star of this story is Merliss, a centuries old girl (woman?) trapped in the body of a cat. She’s jaded, annoyed with humans, barely holding onto her own humanity, and perfect. I loved Merliss and I’m really hoping she finds a way to break her own curse while helping her humans to avoid the gathering darkness.

Now, as far as the narrator, it took me some time to warm up to Meisberger, but once I was totally into the story, I grew to love her inflections and narrative style.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, magic and talking (or at least thinking) animals.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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Very interesting world and characters!

This was a very different and cool story. One of the main characters (the main character, really) was a young magic user in training many centuries ago, when she did something to displease her master, who turned her into a cat. She's been fighting the nature of the cat ever since, but many of her personality traits were those of a cat. As a cat person, I felt this was perfectly captured and very fun. The story was short and was obviously the beginning of a longer story, but both primary characters had come to the end of an arc of their story, so it wasn't a cliffhanger ending.

I liked the narrator's voice, but some of her pronunciations were odd to me. Based on hearing the cat (who used to be a girl)'s name many times, I have no idea how it is actually pronounced. Overall, I enjoyed the performance and story and will keep an eye out for the next book in the series.

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Wonderful Start to a New Series

I thoroughly enjoyed this one, it reminded me of the book The Familiars but for an older crowd. The big difference in this one is a main character is a person that was cursed to be a cat and has been stuck that way for thousands of years. She is trying to help her Apprentice to the magician that she lives with as they encounter a cat sidhe. This is a great book for those who like magic and animal-based stories. I would say it is probably Middle School age and up for content. The narrator also did a wonderful job and was a joy to listen to.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • TU
  • 01-15-19

A fantastic fantasy story

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a bit of a slow starter, but it picks up significantly about midway through. The story is actually quite an interesting take on fae lore. I would consider it worth powering through the slow first half to get to the latter half. The narration, though, is what got me past that. Jannie Meisberger's voice is full of character and really lends itself to this story so well. She gave it a very magical "feel" that I really enjoyed. All in all, I thought this was great fantasy and well worth a listen. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in this trilogy.

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A bit slow at first but magical to the bone...:)

The first in any series is a tough one for the writer, I think. It has to introduce the characters, it has to set the events for the whole series, it has to literally drag the reader into the world created so that they want to stay and read on... Sometimes that means that the pace of the book is a bit slow, especially at the beginning. And that's the case here, thus one star deducted for the story... But that's the only fault of the book I can pinpoint for you:)

The book is narrated through two different characters (the kind of narration I really like), one of whom is a very wise cat (who is not really a cat:)) and the other a girl (not so wise, as it turns out, well, not in the cat's eyes, at least:)). This parallel narration adds quite a lot of dynamics to the story, but it also adds that almost undescribable magical feel that you can find in fantasy classics, books in which the magical takes precedence over action - think The Witch World series by Andre Norton or Mercedes Lackey's stories... Some of those tales, when you think of that, are books where nothing much happens - they are more about the journey inside and discovering yourself than action-packed adventures - and yet we read them, we are enchanted by them, we don't want to leave their worlds... And this is exactly how I felt listening to 'Cat Sidhe' - there's definitely magic in that book:)

The interpretation by Ms Meisberger is perfect, as usual. She's one of my favourites, very good both in the narrative parts and when it comes to conveying emotions and adding personality to the book's characters. She's an ideal narrator for the kind of tale that Jeff Chapman is weaving here...

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Good story

Interesting story full of magic. The main character is interesting and different and the plot, while simple, is executed well. It is a very good quick listen.

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Excellent Story!

I'm very much looking forward to the next installment of this perfectly written tale. The narrator immerses the listener into it flawlessly.

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  • Deedra
  • 02-06-19

Cat Sidhe

This was ,what seemed to be ,a bunch of stories.It took me a while to figure it out.It was okay. It was not what I expected it to be. Narration by Jannie Meisberger was very nice. was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Ostfeld
  • 12-25-18

New discoveries.

This is a first for me, a new genre a new adventure.
Because this genre is new to me it took me a while to understand what’s going on but once I got it and into it there was no stopping me from getting all the way into the story.
Jeff Chapman can surely tell a tale and Jannie Meisberger have done a great job narrating the whole thing beautifully.
I can’t wait for the rest of the series to come out, I feel that it will be full of surprises and twists.

Absolutely recommend this audiobook !!!


In exchange for an honest review I received this audiobook for free.

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  • Heard.l
  • 12-20-18

A portal to an other world

I was given this free review copy audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.
I wasn't sure if I would like this book. I gave it a go and It turned out I loved this book. If I'm completely honest I never wanted it to end and hope for a sequel. when I realised there was talking animals it kind of put me off. This book was written in such a way that it feels natural for animals to be talking. If you like magic, mystery, witches & shapshifting creatures this book is definitely for you. I must add the narrator was perfect for this book which for me is very important as I've purchased books before and been disappointed by bad narration that has spoiled my listening.
Overview is, great author and also great narration so definitely worth a listen.