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Audiobook7 hours


Written by Jody Wallace

Narrated by Kristin James

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

Dance teacher Wil Tango, adopted by a cat who needs to make use of his opposable thumbs, knows all too well the primary rule of their arrangement: never reveal the cat is a genius. Their clever scheme to win all the jackpots on Gizem Station works until a bigwig gets suspicious, and he finds himself stuffed in a stasis box and shipped to Garbage Planet. At least he’s got the cat for company.

Sulari Abfall, scrapyard picker extraordinaire, thinks she’s scored when she earns access to the latest offload from Gizem Station. Their trash is her treasure, and the profits from her recycling program should provide more than enough to upgrade her clunky garbage scow into a clunky tow ship, a huge step up in trash hierarchy. When she’s drawn to a hazardous waste container, she finds more than she ever bargained for. A naked man. And a sentient cat.

But unsealing the stasis pod sends an interspace signal back to Gizem Station—and the vengeful VIP who thought Wil was dead. It will take all the wits of a lovely garbage scow captain, a down on his luck dance instructor, and a brave orange feline to defeat a gang intent on mayhem, murder, and a galactic catnapping that could change the course of the future for the entire Obsidian Rim.

Editor's Note

Cats in Space...

Wallace launches her delightful, delirious “Cat Ship” series with “Catalyst,” the story of a spacejunk picker, a dance teacher, and a devious and intelligent cat. The cat works with the dance teacher to fleece wealthy gamblers at a high stakes casino because the cat can’t do it alone, what with not having opposable thumbs. Their scheme discovered, the man is stuffed--naked--into a pod and sent to a garbage planet, where the spacejunk picker finds him. And the sentient cat. There’s loads of hijinks, action, romance, family drama, and a satisfying conclusion.

Release dateOct 26, 2021

Jody Wallace

Jody Wallace grew up in the South in a very rural area. She went to school a long time because there was always more to learn and ended up with a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. In addition to author, her resume includes college English instructor, technical documents editor, market analyst, web designer, and general all around pain in the butt.She currently lives in Tennessee with her family: one husband, two kids, one Grandma, four cats, including Meankitty. She is a terrible pack rat and likes to amass vintage clothing, books, crocheting supplies, antique kitchenware, gnomes, and other items that threaten to force her family out of the house. She also likes cats. A lot.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Slow beginning, then delightful. The narrator has an excellent cat persona.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Entertainment factor is high with this one! Loved the world building and cast of characters. Especially the cat.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    So far I'm really enjoying Catalyst I don't see where you're going to take it from here but I'm really enjoying it I would have preferred to have a male baritone sounding voice reading it to me but you got to do with what you got but I've enjoyed it so far and the readers not bad or the voice person is not bad so I'm going to move on to the next section we'll see where it goes from here