This is an average story that is an easy listen.
Yes, I like the Mercy Thompson series and prefer the narrator for these.
The voice chosen for Charles was very disappointing. The narrator made him sound like a slow idiot when he should be strong and decisive. I'm surprised that no one else has made the same observation.
No, in fact I am not inspired to listen to the remaining two books because of the narrator.
I would have to put Cry Wolf near the top of my rankings. It was very well written and performed. The book was well constructed by the way the narrative moves between the current action of the main story with Anna and Charles and the preceding events from Anna's troubles in Chicago. I hear enough of the story to understand her without being bludgeoned with her torments. That would have been too intense.
I am really looking forward to listening to the next book in the series. It is already in my shopping cart.
Just by coincidence, I listened to Cry Wolf right after listening to Ann Rice's new werewolf book, The Wolf Gift. I enjoyed the Ann Rice book but I liked Cry Wolf better. Some plot elements of The Wolf Gift did not feel quite believable to me. I know, I know it is a fantasy book so you are asking what do I mean it was not believable? It is not the concept of werewolves that bothered me, it was the idea that a woman would immediately go to bed with a werewolf. I mean, how twisted must her fantasies be? In other parts of the Wolf Gift I wanted the plot to move along more quickly.
Another book about shapeshifting is the Jane Yellowrock series which I also enjoyed but I think that Cry Wolf is a better book. And then there are the Anita Blake novels that are full of shapeshifters of all different types. Those books are also very good
The voice characterizations are good so you can quickly identify the speakers and it was well acted.
I could have listened to it all in one sitting, the plot moved along well.
If you like fantasy books in general and if you like Anita Blake or Jane Yellowrock in particular then you should definitely give this series a try.
I have ready this book at least two times, listened to it the same amount and now I just bought it, I absolutely love it! Anna is a relate-able character that is strong but not unbelievably so. She definitely has her issues. The story line was fast paced so you don't get bored but gives us enough time to feel the emotions of the character. I'm not gonna write a summary here because there already is one, but let me just say, read it!
P.S. Holter Graham did a wonderful job! Charles's voice is sexy and Anna's isn't ridiculous.
This book was engaging and Holter did a great job - I love him as a narrator and actually chose this book based on him being the narrator.
The story was engaging and lively. The characters were well developed and I could see them ending up together. I'd recommend this audiobook.
it was all around great. i even bought the book just to have. ive listened to this book more then once thats saying something
I have not but he was great. I loved hes voice
I wish they wld make a movie. so far i love all of Briggs's books one of my favroites
Anna is forced to become a werewolf and then raped and abused until Charles, the marock's son, rescuses her. His wolf and her wolf choose bonding and Anna and Charles must bungle along after them. While trying to become mates they are thrown into finding a rogue wolf in remote mountianous country in the winter. You have heard of Charles and Brand from the mercy series. This is what was going on while Mercy and Adam lived their adventures. We learn of a new type of werewolf - an Omega!
This is one of my favorite series. Anna is a character who has faced isolation and abuse resulting in insecuity and doubt. Charles is a dominant alpha who is his father's assasin. These two are unlikely partners, but their wolves decide to be mates bringing their human other half along. I enjoyed watch Anna work to overcome her insecurities and to watch her relationship with Charles begin to develop. Great story and great narration.
Good 1st book of a series. Great for fans of Mercy Thompson as it continues the saga with the characters from the Montana pack of Weres that raised her. This book picks up with the action going on in Montana at the time that Sam has moved in with Mercy. The focus in this 1st book is on Charles.
Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite authors in this genre. I absolutely loved this book and the characters of Charles and Anna. I would recommend reading the short story in On the Prowl (not yet available through Audible) which introduces the characters and the story. You'll get a lot more out of this story if you know the history of the two main characters. This is a great addition for Mercy Thompson fans.
Looking forward to many more to come, please stay with this narrator he is great!!