I liked the book overall and I did feel like the story, while still in the Mercy Thompson world was good enough to warrant its own series. I didn't real the prequel to this book so for a while I was very confused as to what was going on. I think that it would have been better if I had read that first, or if the set up hadn't depended so heavily on the information given in the prequel. Once it started rolling and I caught up it was a good read. I was really unsure about the narrator choice however. I read A LOT of urban fantasy novels and I am used to a female narrator in this type of series. I think in the end that a male narrator was a good choice, but something that he did bothered me. His representation of Charles kept nagging at me as somehow wrong until I finally realized what the problem was. I found it to be a little racist. Charles is half native american, and the narrator's choice is to give him a very stereotypical Native america way of speaking that was a bit much for me. It didn't detract from the enjoyment of the story for me really, but it was always in the back of my mind. Though the same narrator does all three books that have come out, he doesn't do this stereotypical speech pattern in the second book, but then picks it up again in the third book. I recommend the book especially if you have read the Mercy series, but it would have been more enjoyable for me if the narrator had taken a different take on the character.
again and again. you always hear something new.
charles he is just not normal.
riviting. and heart renching.
its a Great listen. compelling story great characters.
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
This is the start to a new series by Patricia Briggs. In this you see how Charles meets his mate Anna. Anna is an Omega she has no idea what that is or why that makes her special. Nor does Charles.
You see how Charles struggles with trying to do the right thing by letting Anna be happy and his own violent nature in wanting her. Even though through tout the book they talk about Anna being an omega you never really find out what that means or why it is so important.
I really like the booked, but I can't say that I'm going to continued with the series.I'm usually a big fan of Patricia Briggs but in this book "Cry Wolf" it just left me want me want more and not getting any. I did think that the story line was good and that it is a good premiss for a series but just not for me. Maybe in the future I'll change my mind and finish of the series.
I will say this, when it comes to plot twists no one knows how to twist like Patricia. Once you think you have everything figured out she goes and changes it on you.
It was like a mash-up of fantasy action and Jane Austen. Awesome!!!
I actually like how he does Charles. I think it sounds legit. Now Bran on the other hand. I thought he was supposed to have a Welsh lilt? Methinks Holter needs to hear John Lee do Welsh to get the knack of it.
Forget the tag line. Based on the cover work for this novel, clearly visuals need the most work!
I was really surprised how much I enjoyed it. I'm trying to stick to a budget right now, so although I reeeeeeeeallly want to download the second installment in the series RIGHT NOW, I enjoyed this story enough that I'm going to re-listen to it again before I download the next book. Always a good sign when you want to re-read right away!
I have pretty interesting tastes. But mostly I enjoy a book with a strong heroine character that has a touch of romance, a bit of adventure and a happy ending. I also like books about fitness and in particular--yoga. I LOVE Audible!
Charles -- so organic, chivalrous and strong... with a touch of vulnerability. Every girl's dream.
No -- but the narration is wonderful. The contrast in voices Holter Graham makes the story come alive.
Just some silent rooting for the main characters.
This is exactly the opposite of her Mercy Thompson series, which is a really good series.
This was dull, drab, boring, blah, and meh.
When it wasn't those things, it was confusing.
Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.
Great paranormal story. It is definitely a great spinoff to Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series. I enjoyed a story involving Charles with a love interest.
The whole audiobook was good. There wasn't one particular part that stood out amongst the rest.
As with the Dark Hunter series, Holter Graham does a wonderful job as narrator.
"The Emerging Omega"!
I'm looking forward to listening to the next installment of the Alpha and Omega series, "Hunting Ground".
Avid Audible Listener
After listening to the entire Mercy Thompson series, narrated by the irreplaceable Lorelei King, this narrator leaves much to be desired. He makes Charles sound like a dumb jock, and his pronouncement of "Morrock" got on my last nerve. I don't know whose pronouncement is correct, but I liked Lorelei's much better. I loved the story though. I may just have to read the rest of this series the old fashioned way!
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Adventure Classic Humorous
Several descriptions of internal character monologues along with action sequences and descriptions.
Yes, its a great performance as always.
The opening with Anna's past being described really made me feel sad and sorry for the abuse she went through but Charles being there for her uplifted the mood in an instant and set the tone for the rest of the book.
The novella Alpha and Omega was finally released in audio format and added to Audible on 2-12-13. As of now Audible has not added that story to this "Series listing". If you're just now beginning this series I cannot stress enough that you should listen or read the novella first. It was written and published before Cry Wolf and Chapter 1 takes off within hours of Alpha and Omega's ending. Some reviews as well as a few friends comments said they enjoyed the book but spent a lot of time playing catch up or feeling liked they were missing something vital. I got one friend to stop listening to Cry Wolf and read the short story Alpha and Omega first. She said that knowing Anna and Charles's background completely changed her viewpoint and made the book 100 times more cohesive and enjoyable.
Now to review Cry Wolf. This series is more romantic than Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series but still has all the suspense, action and great plotting that fans of Ms. Briggs have come to expect. Charles and Anna are possibly my favorite "paranormal" couple. The wolf sides have already declared them mated. Now the human halves are left to and navigate through their insecurity with each other and how each person's violent and troubled past affects their reactions within the relationship. It also influences how they handle the events that confront them when they are sent out to find the rogue werewolf that is killing people and threating to expose the werewolves to the rest of the world.
Even though the Charles and Anna's romance is a major part of this book the few sex scenes in it are more of the PG13 variety. If you want a book with lots of explicit sex this isn't that book. If you're looking for a romantic storyline with lots of suspense and action that just happens to involve werewolves and evil witches spend your credit here. After you've gotten the novella first of course.