Barque Cats

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 489 ratings

Catalyst Publisher's Summary

From the team of Anne McCaffrey (author of the Dragonriders of Pern series) and Nebula Award-winning author Elizabeth Ann Scarborough comes a thrilling new science-fiction tale featuring telepathic cats that are invaluable to the spacefarers who own them.

Thomas's Duchess - or Chessie, to those who love and depend on her services - 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.

©2010 Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • 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 330
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 243
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 242

    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

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • 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 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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

    Regular price: $20.99