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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: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597103114
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Touching and humorous.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Masterly and memorable.”

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Listener Opinions

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

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 11/17/2013

    " What happens after the diverse settlers of Botany succeed in their revolution? They become obsessed with coffee. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rodger | 11/10/2013

    " I wish there was more..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 10/6/2013

    " They have thought they were done fighting for freedom but found that they have to save the universe through ransom and finding something of value to the opressive society that wants to rule the universe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 10/1/2013

    " This was my favorite of the series...I really got into all the post-intergalactic imprerialism trading (that sounds really nerdy, but it was interesting). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 9/5/2013

    " if you're into sci-fi then this is pretty interesting. i enjoyed this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ajtrans | 8/8/2013

    " Too much coffee!!! Not enough science fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa Lujano | 6/29/2013

    " The book was good but it seems like it was a set up for the next one and there is no next one :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 4/13/2013

    " I really don't remember where this story went without looking it up, but I'm just partial to everything she's written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina Harshbarger | 8/8/2012

    " A wonderful conclusion to this quartet! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey | 6/13/2012

    " This series was never as good as its first book and this volume was a microcosm of the whole series. Okay science fiction. Not sure I read any more MCCaffrey after this work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/21/2012

    " Pleasant story. Not a lot of action. Doesn't really carry the series forward, but it was nice to see how everyone was doing. These are nice characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dori | 2/14/2012

    " I couldn't even finish this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 8/23/2011

    " Having thrown off the yolk of the Catteni, the people of Botany attempt to establish trade with Eartd and Barevi. Kris and her Catteni mate Zainal also try to find the locations of other planets where Earth disetants have been ddropped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrick | 6/25/2011

    " Having thrown off the yolk of the Catteni, the people of Botany attempt to establish trade with Eartd and Barevi. Kris and her Catteni mate Zainal also try to find the locations of other planets where Earth disetants have been ddropped. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dori | 6/9/2011

    " I couldn't even finish this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 9/15/2010

    " This was my favorite of the series...I really got into all the post-intergalactic imprerialism trading (that sounds really nerdy, but it was interesting). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ajtrans | 7/19/2010

    " Too much coffee!!! Not enough science fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 2/23/2010

    " The book was good but it seems like it was a set up for the next one and there is no next one :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 1/10/2010

    " I really don't remember where this story went without looking it up, but I'm just partial to everything she's written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lauren | 7/28/2009

    " Read the first 3, then skip this one. It's really weak, the whole plot centers around finding more coffee for the colony. Seriously. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 6/14/2009

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey | 1/22/2008

    " This series was never as good as its first book and this volume was a microcosm of the whole series. Okay science fiction. Not sure I read any more MCCaffrey after this work. "

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