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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,370 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Catteni Series Release Date:
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The inhabitants of the penal planet Botany had fought a grim and dangerous war to free themselves from their Eosi overlords. Now the Eosi were gone, and both Botany and Earth were free again, free, but in serious trouble as the theft of all their communications satellites by the Catteni (working for their Eosi masters) had left them isolated and in a desperate situation.

Hoping that everything stolen from them would be returned, they found that Catteni greed had triumphed. The merchants of Barevi refused to give up the stolen goods unless a substantial ransom was paid.

Earth was in a particularly bad way: disease, vandalism, starvation and the breakdown of their mechanical world had left its people fighting for survival. They desperately needed the goods the Barevi were hoarding.

And so Zainal, Kris, and a courageous team from Botany set off to try and outwit the thieving merchants. It was an expedition that led to a horrifying replay of an old nightmare for Kris, and only Zainal could save her and the future of both Earth and Botany.

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  • “Touching and humorous.”

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  • “Masterly and memorable.”


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Pat | 1/5/2014

    " Definitely not Anne McCaffrey's best work. Good ideas, but somewhat jerky writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristine | 12/4/2013

    " All in all, a disappointing addition to the series. Book 3 provided a satisfying conclusion. This audio version is also read only by one male reader, who was a good reader, but the jarring switch in Kris's voice is hard to enjoy after listening to such a brilliant female reader for the first three stories. Too many characters, not enough plot, and an altogether disappointing read, though....it's Anne McCaffrey...and a spark of the magic shines through now and again. Next reread, I'll stop at book 3. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Zora | 11/30/2013

    " The first two books in this series were reliably pretty good s-f. The third book was mediocre. This, I assume, was awful but I couldn't finish it. It begins with a discussion of economics and treaties. Just when you think that is awful and it can't get much worse, it moves on to a discussion of dentistry. Want to know how a gold cap is made? Me neither. She was getting old by the time this was published, and I guess between the first book of the series and this, we can see deterioration. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sarah Cook | 11/29/2013

    " FINALLY finished this @#$%er. why she didn't end it as a trilogy is beyond me. "

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