Sucker for a Good Story!! -Audiobooks became an addiction of mine a couple of years ago and fits wonderfully into my busy lifestyle.
My neice loves this Series & we often share books; but, I tried reading Book1 - Moon Called....I couldn't get thru it without getting bored. I couldn't bond or relate with any of the characters in the story, for a reason I cannot explain because I do like the way Briggs writes....However, once I took another chance at this Series in Audio-Book form ~> I absolutely love it!!! -Mercy Thompson is awesome!!:-)
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I'll join the chorus of positive reviews for this one. Fun story, engaging characters, good narrator. It's neither too heavy on the romance nor too dark and technical, so I can see how it could be appealing to a good cross-section of readers. I'll be downloading the second book right away!
This book is is very light on profanity -- not in a preachy way at all, but in a way that works with the storyline. It's not a big deal and many people have probably listened to this and not really noticed. If you're an urban fantasy reader who would rather avoid coarse langauge, this series might be worth a peek!
(Now personally I'm fine with or without coarse language, as long as it fits the story. But I know that's not true of everyone!)
I enjoy reading many books genres. But I love listening to fantasy books.
I think the Mercy Thompson series is a great one. I like fantasy-science fiction, particularly with strong female leads. This fit the bill.
An all around great listen! I love the characters and look forward to listening to the rest of the series!
I really liked the reader and the character has an interesting voice but, overall, this just got boring. I don't think I finished it. That pretty much sums it up - can't even remember if I finished. Basically, don't bother with this one.
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
Wow, I have never read a book about a coyote shifter and this one is excellent, she brings all supernatural characters into a nicely blended series, from vampires, to werewolves, to the Fae everything gets touched. I immediately ordered the next book when I was finished. I was good and truly hooked on Mercedes.
The story moved too slowly and I found myself bored waiting for the end of the chapter hoping there would be some action to break up the never ending dialog. I gave it a chance and listened all the way through, but found myself wanting to call it quits by the time I reached the 6th hour. I also found it hard to follow the narrator. At times I found her high pitch reading very annoying. Not worth the credit or purchase.
I really enjoyed this book, wasn't so sure I would when it started but can't wait to start book 2.
It also gave me a little extra enjoyment when the character heads to MT and goes to a town I lived in. At one point a character says tourists.. I laughed cause that is so spot on for what you hear there. (a lot)
I thought this might be a good listen, but it took me way to long to get through this listen and it was hard to get into. The story started out okay and I really don't recall much of it because it was kind of boring to me.
The narrator is professional-sounding. At first I thought she sounded a little old for the character, but I guess Mercy is lat 20's so it's not like she's a young girl. I enjoyed the narrator's range in accents, but some of her choices were a bit silly- Stephan the Vampire sounds like The Count from Sesame Street. I couldn't tell if it was the narrator's voice, or the sarcastic style of the main character, but the narration sounded patronizing and melodramatic at times.
Sadly, I cannot recommend this audiobook. The story itself is slow and plodding, the writing style is extremely tedious, and the author over-explains the simplest of activities. Example: "I called Adam's home phone, his cell phone, and his pager. Then I called Warren's home number, too. I looked Darryl's number up in the phone book and called him, writing down the other numbers his machine purred at me. But he wasn't answering his cell phone either. After a moment of thought, I turned the TV onto the local station...."
It's hard enough reading that on a page, listening to it is downright infuriating. There are also a ton of minor characters that are difficult to keep straight, most of which are expendable in my opinion. The vampires, for instance, could have been written out of the story quite easily with little loss. Unfortunately, this plethora of characters makes the audiobook even harder to follow. There were many moments where I thought, "Huh, who the heck is that guy?" And quite honestly, I didn't care. Most of the characters were forgettable anyway. The only characters who had some semblance of personality were Mercy, Zee and Stephan. Adam was comatose most of the book, and Jessie was a cardboard cut-out preteen caricature. Bran, Samuel, and all the wolves from the northern pack all just kind of blended together.
I give this audiobook 2 stars for it's plodding writing style, random sub-plots, and too many minor characters. I will not be reading/listening to the rest of this series.