Catch the Lightning: Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 2

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Catherine Asaro

Narrated By: Anna Fields

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: May 2011

Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes


When a young girl from Earth falls in love with a handsome stranger, she becomes a pawn in an interstellar war.

In the distant future, the Skolian Empire rules one third of the human galaxy and is the most powerful of all empires. The ruling family has the power of telepathy, and through it, the ability to communicate faster than light across interstellar space. But their most determined enemy, the traders, who thrive on human pain, need to interbreed with a Skolian to gain their powers. And now they have her.

'Once again, Fields brings her formidable narration skills to a story of adventure and political intrigue'.Fields creates clear pictures of a variety of characters with a range of motives, including 'bionic' humans and computers whose artificial intelligence gives them more personality than some of the people.''AudioFile


  • Angelika Teal

    I really liked this book. It was funny and entertaining, a good mix between a love story and science fiction. I actually had to listen to it twice to understand some of the astrophysics the book related to ( physics and mathematics are not my strong side ). Even though the book is part of a series , which I am not familiar with, I still understood the story context. Good description of people and their relations to each other. Really liked the characters especially the Prince and the Girl. I will definitely try to get my hands on the rest of the series. Warning: Some hard core sci-fi fans might not like the love story theme, therefore only 4 stars.

  • Anonymous

    This was a good space/Sci Fi story. It reminded me a little of the movie "the last starfighter"...sort of. It is FULL of sci fi "terms" that the author does a good job of only complaint: A little too much time spent on the "love story" "romance novel" scenes....that is what keeps me from giving it a higher rating. Still worth the listen...

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