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Catalyst

Tribari Freedom Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Megan Green
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Summary

For a week, Brek Trigan has left behind the frigid nights and icy days of life on the mining colony he calls home. He's on holiday to his ancestral planet, and he finds a sparkling, welcoming world of riches and warmth.

But the longer he remains, the more he begins to see cracks in the glistening façade. When civil unrest erupts, Brek's plans for a peaceful getaway are dashed. Suddenly he's drawn into a conflict that will change the fate of his people, whether he wants to be or not.

©2019 Rachel Ford (P)2019 Rachel Ford

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  • Helen
  • Paignton
  • 08-06-19

wonderful book

well written can't wait for the next book
Great and exciting beginning of a new series.
must read or listen too

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Book 1

Great and exciting beginning of a new series. The characters are written in believable way. I enjoyed every minute listening to this audio book.

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  • Geoff
  • 11-06-19

Working man's dreams

Having to work and support my own family I can relate to the main character. He wants to do good by him and his company but the reality of the world doesn't always fit his dream. I like the book, even though it discusses some depressing ideals.

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  • Michael Parker
  • 04-04-19

A great start!

A nice little morsel to start this series off. The author brings the world and its situations into view with ease. I look forward to seeing where the story goes from here. The narration is well done with great timing and delivery.


I have received a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • chieftwidgit
  • 04-06-19

Good start but short

This is the story of a miner named Brek. He had worked hard all his life starting as a child to become a valued member of the mining team. He maintained the machinery that was used to drill tunnels. The story starts as Brek takes a vacation to visit the world of his parents birth. He becomes involved as a protest group causes trouble and is arrested when the authorities use brute force to put everyone down who is in the area. He is later released and quits his vacation early.

Upon his return to work he discovers that the people who were supposed to be in charge of maintenance had not done so and he is tasked with trying to catch up. When a failure occurs he refuses to send end children to their death and attempts to resolve the situation himself. He is in the work area during a quake and is trapped. His bosses determine his rescue would cost too much and decide to abandon him to his death. At this point the story ends.

This story ended prematurely without resolution. Somewhat disappointing in this respect.

The narration was satisfactory.

This book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Robin Crabb Gonzales
  • 15-05-19

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This story is written about a world on the brink of revolution. Poor Brek was in the wrong place at the wrong time I would have liked for his story/personality to grow and become more developed. I was shocked and a bit sad that the book ended so quickly. :-o Not quite keen on the narrator. Her intonations didn’t seem to line up with the way the word building was intended (IMO). Ending would have been nicer if I had more of the story to read. ;-) 


My star ratings include these 5 elements:

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1★ engaging characters
.75★ use of world building/descriptions
0★ narration or editing
1★ the ending

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  • NaMc
  • 20-06-19

Not bad but you need 1,2 to really enjoy it more.

I was given this book for free in return for a review.

Will start this book is really short and left me a little disappointed that there wasn't more character building in this book as I would have liked, I think I would have enjoyed it more if 1,2 where just one book. That being said I would suggest just buying both so you don't have that abrupt ending and it builds more in book two for sure.

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  • Angela
  • 05-06-19

More of a Novella or Preview than an actual BOOK

I am not sure why the author decided to place this book on its own as its quite short. It is a bit of an introduction to the world rather than an actual "book", and not very much storyline to it. I was not a fan of the narrator, her voice was not really suited to this story IMO. To be honest the low review numbers are simply because there was not enough to go on to give it more of a review. Hopefully the second of the series proves to be more "meaty" than this one. Having said that, it does sound promising as a story, so I would not say it was a waste or horrible but rather disappointing

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