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Cathian

Written by: Laurann Dohner
Narrated by: Callie Dalton
Series: Vorge Crew, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Romance, Science Fiction
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When Nara Barns and her tiny crew find themselves with a choice between jail or the sex-slave auction block, it’s an easy choice. Especially when they plan to escape their buyers as soon as possible, anyway. Even better, Nara’s buyer wants her for just six days, long enough to get him through his heat until women from his planet can come to his aid. 

Six days and then freedom? Sign her up. 

However, Nara’s completely unprepared for the impact Captain Cathian Vellar has on her body. To survive his heat, the Tryleskian must feed - and Nara is his favorite meal. Her body can barely withstand the rapture. Soon, her heart is just as engaged. But enduring the pinnacle of Cathian’s heat could kill Nara, and he refuses to risk her life. 

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Laurann Dohner (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 2019-10-06

Cathian

I have been dying to listen to this series.
As a fan of Laurann I wasn’t sure what to expect just to expect different and that is exactly what we got. This is unlike any of her other series. I love that we have an alien of sorts and a human but the fact that she knows about other life forms that was kind of nice.

The world building was spot on it wasn’t too much of an overload but there was enough description that you were never confused. I really like all the side characters we have met and I hope we see more of them as the series goes on because some of there were very entertaining.

Nara is a funny human in the aspect that she doesn’t just do as she is told, she uses her mind and won’t take no for an answer and is persuasive without lying I quite liked that. Also with how short these stories are the connection she and Captain Cathian have really shined through. I didn’t feel the instalove, it was fast yes but gradual.

I enjoyed the narration Callie is a great narrator and it is nice to have a change invoices from one series to the next. I was very pleased.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 2019-10-05

Good short if you like Dohner

This is a good short story if you like Dohner’s work. It’s more into sex than substance, but not really graphic. Nowhere near as graphic as some of her earlier books.
Dohner’s books have a polish that isn’t common in this genre, and is the reason I have all her Zorn and Cyborg books. Her New Species series didn’t draw me in, and the Vampire Lycan Gargoyle (?) series was too convoluted when I tried the first two books.
Dalton does a good job of narration; she’s solid in this genre. She’s good at giving differentiation between male and female characters.

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  • ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!)
  • 2019-10-04

More Laurran Dohner!!

I have to admit that I'm a bit bias when it comes to anything from Laurann Dohner. Everything that she writes, for me is amazing. Even some of her stories that I can't get behind is outshined by her writing style that just drags me. Of course everybody has plots or tropes when it comes to stories that they enjoy but for me everything she writes is great.

This is a new series for me. I have read every single last one of her series from New Species to Nightwind Pack. When I say I'm a fan I mean I am a fan. This series is something new to me however she has another series that is scfi based.

I enjoyed this quick story. I enjoyed Nara which I did not think I was going to. In the beginning she came across as high handed but as the story progressed I realized why she is the way she is. I loved all the side characters as well within the story and I am very excited for each of the males and the females to get mates. I also loved Cathian. He is the type of male that you read about and I swoon over. When he is in his stable mind he is considerate and very caring. He didn't give me crazy alpha male vibes that meant he is full of himself. He actually thing6s about his crew and Nara before he thinks about himself which is a breath of fresh air.

The narrator wasn't the best but it was tolerable. At times it was great and at other times it was not the best but again it did in deter me from continuing listening to this story.

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  • Catsongea
  • 2019-10-05

Good quick listen

This is the first book I have listened to by this author. Callie does an excellent job of narration. The story flows smoothly with a few twists and turns to keep it interesting. Low angst. I will certainly listen to the next in the series.

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  • NovelLover76
  • 2019-10-04

love love loved it

I love all Lauranns work. I cant get enough. I buy them all buy its awesome they on romance list

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 2019-10-03

Great first book!

I really enjoyed this audiobook by one of my favorite authors, Laurann Dohner. This sci-fi series is set on a space ship called The Vorge and the hero is the captain. A catlike humanoid species Cathian is in desperate need of a female when he unexpectedly goes into heat.
The heroine is the captain of a trading vessel who got arrested and her ship impounded by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. She’s given a choice of 2 years in a brutal prison or being sold as a sex slave, and she doesn’t want to go to prison. When she’s purchased by Cathian’s crew to get him through his week of heat, things get hot and heavy from the first minute she’s thrown into his room. But as they get to know each other, things become complicated as a ship carrying women from his planet are on their way to intercept them so that he can have sex with one of them. Narration was well done!

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  • iamb
  • 2019-11-29

sex in space

this felt like 100 words besides -> sex in space. Too bad, I would like a story about how this human woman was brought on board and how she got to know the captain and crew and etc.. But all felt like a slim framework for constant sex.

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  • JodyL
  • 2019-10-31

Easy to follow along

Cathian is an alien species similar to a lion. He goes into heat once every three years. He is an ambassador and captains a spaceship. The heat came on when he wasn't prepared. His crew went to an auction where they bought Naura.
Naura is human and was arrested and had to choose between prison or one year with whomever buys her. When she is bought, they told her it would only e for 6 days then she would be free.
Soon she started developing feelings for him. What happens when females from his own species are brought in by his father?
The narrator was easy to follow. I will be listening to more of her books.

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  • Debra Jowers
  • 2020-02-17

Don’t waste a credit

I was disappointed in the book itself, narration was good. Just nothing to it and no future.

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  • Sonia N. Choto
  • 2020-02-15

Really Enjoyed This Book!

I liked the storyline. The Vorge is Book 1 in this fast paced alien romance.
Nara Barnes is captain of her own spaceship, when it is captured with her two crew mates. They are accused of illegal trading and given a choice of punishment. Sex slave or prison for six years.
They choose sex slave.
Cathian is a gorgeous Tryleskian alien and is in heat. She volunteers to help him
I liked this short, fast paced storyline, with action and erotic love scenes!