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Junkyard Cats

Written by: Faith Hunter
Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the best-selling Jane Yellowrock and Soulwood series comes a tough new heroine who is far more than she seems.

After the Final War, after the appearance of the Bug aliens and their enforced peace, Shining Smith is still alive, still doing business from the old scrapyard bequeathed to her by her father. But Shining is now something more than human. And the scrapyard is no longer just a scrapyard, but a place full of secrets that she has guarded for years.

This life she has built, while empty, is predictable and safe. Until the only friend left from her previous life shows up, dead, in the back of a scrapped Tesla warplane. Clutched in her cold fingers is a note to Shining - warning her of a coming attack.

With dread, Shining realizes: Someone knows who she is. Someone knows what she is guarding. Will she be able to protect the scrapyard? Will she even survive? Or will Shining have to destroy everything she loves to keep her secrets out of the wrong hands? 

©2020 Faith Hunter (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Imaginative action adventure With cats

Shiny, the main character is the daughter of an outlaw biker member. Raised to be tough, Shiny is made tougher by the adaptations she has experienced. Living in a junkyard With a pride of enthralled and enhanced cats, Shiny is ready to take on the world when it comes knocking. And it will.

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Junkyard Cats

Well written story. Interesting with great characters. So much left to tell that I see this as the beginning of a great ongoing series. I don't see this as a new adventure per book but rather as story with so many possible scenarios as well as possible backstory opportunities. I hope this story will continue.

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All ways exiting.

loved it. I have enjoyed every one of her adventures. Reading everyone of her books. Her books always left me wanting the next one . Thank you Faith for the great entertainment. Good health to you and yours.

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Junkyard Catawesome

I love Faith's Jane Yellowrock and Soulwood series, this universe is wonderful and I am hooked. When she let us know she was writing Sci-Fi I decided to read it because she wrote it, I am not a huge Sci-Fi reader. I am wonderfully surprised that I actually enjoyed the Sci-Fi side of the story, I am not at all surprised that I love the story and characters because that is what Faith does, she writes great characters, story plot and cats.

thanks Faith

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Faith is Awesome

Cannot go wrong with Faith Hunter, delivers time and time again. Another good story

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  • 2020-01-11

Would be a great story, if most of it wasn't missi

Imagine following Harry Potter with no explanation of why anyone cares about him. Imagine following Frodo through Mordor with no background on why he needs to take the ring anywhere. Imagine dropping into Hunger Games with Katnis without any of the history of what led to this dystopia. This experiment in imagination will prepare you for the constant confusion that plagues this story.

I really wanted to like the story. The world could be quite interesting, and would be even better if I had any idea what was happened, what the acronyms stand for, and why I should care about anything I am hearing. I know there are aliens, I know there are motorcycles, I know there are cats, I know there are bugs. Beyond that, I just did my best to follow the ramblings and ignore everything that I could not follow, which is most of the story.

Hopefully the writer will eventually add the rest of the story that seems to be missing from this book. Even a glossery or appendix covering minor background of the characters would help.

At least it was free.

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  • D. Antonio
  • 2020-01-06

Great world building, Action. Terrific heroine

Junkyard Cats is a post-apocalyptic tale of survival. Shining Smith is doing all right in her piece of the wild. She runs her junkyard and isn’t bothering anyone. But now folks want something hidden in the junkyard. Something even Shining didn’t realize was there. But she isn’t about to let anyone expose her or take her home.
This is an exciting tale with a strong independent heroine, a cyborgish sidekick, some AI snark and of course junkyard cats. I thoroughly enjoyed this action packed tale and look forward to future adventures with Shining Smith and friends.

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  • Lynn Polhill
  • 2020-01-15

Save your free download

I can listen to just about anything, but this is truly awful. Too slow. Too complicated, nonsense jargon. Too cliche.

Awful.

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  • 2020-01-03

Stunningly Imaginative, Surprising, & Intriguing

I could not stop listening, even though I had other things to do. As always, Khristine Hvam provided just the right voices for the characters in this audio book.

I've been a fan of Faith Hunter's various books for a number of years.

I'm delighted by this very different world, its characters, the inclusion of AIs that have personalities, the astounding armament for the battles, the plot lines, and especially the Junkyard Cats, who are amazing beings.

Another outstanding success, Faith! Thank you.

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  • Robert A Fromtling
  • 2020-01-13

A Challenge

Interesting story well performed, but I had difficulty visualizing the scenes and characters. Plus, the story was hard to follow - what was going on and why. The author finally provides some background about 4 hrs into the 5 hr read, which is too late. I kept feeling that I had missed an earlier book, but this is the first one of a new series. OK as a free listen from Audible but I will not buy future stories in this series.

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  • squishy
  • 2020-01-05

A treat

I really enjoyed this book! That is saying a lot for the monthly offerings in “audible originals”, they’re usually pretty bad. Please, stick with it as the first can be a little dry and narration “nasally”. It gets much better! There is a lot of action,dialog(great dif voices), some nice humor and the cats are STARS. Not a huge sci-fi fan but when I find really good books in the genre I do enjoy. The tech stuff is pretty interesting. I liked all the characters, the writing was well done. Am def going to look into her other books, hoping this will be a serial. Again, give this a chance,you shouldn’t be disappointed, especially with those Junkyard Cats!

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  • Witch-at-Heart
  • 2020-01-03

Absolutely loved this new world!!!

This book is fantastic and I listened to it in one setting. I love that Shining is literally just realizing her potential. Having lived alone for years without having to test her limits Shining comes up against a lethal enemy intent on stealing her secrets.

As the only life she knows is threatened can Shining save her junkyard full of secrets worth dying for? And can her cats help her? Amazing new dynamic and a fascinating team of new heroes evolve in a way even Shining wasn't expecting. I was riveted by this new tail and I already need more Shining and Junkyard Cats. This is a must have for Faith Hunter fans. I promise you will love this new short story from her!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-01-03

short read and fun

proved to be way more interesting than I originally thought. builds out a world in a short amount of time and takes you along for the ride

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  • R Pate
  • 2020-01-03

Highly Entertaining

This short story was highly entertaining and thought provoking. The performer was versitile, seamlessly moving between distinctive accents and even different genders. Great job.

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  • Mary Hargrove
  • 2020-01-03

I hope this is a new series!!

Fast moving novelle - awesome heroine in a future setting. Scary premises for the setting, but interesting characters and plot development. I love the cats!

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