It was the best audio book I have ever listened two! The narrator inflected different character voices, which was really amaz
ing because of the variety of characters presented in the novel.
Sixty years young. Surfer, Kayaker, Abalone diver, Backpacker. Rabid reader/listener. I love Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
Good characters and plot movement until last10% of the book at which point the action got a bit muddy. A lot better than some , and the reader was great. Will try another book in the series or by the author.
Probably my favorite fantasy story, Mercy is a strong female character. The Wolf Dominance issues are fun to explore.
Lorelei King was wonderful. She brought the story to life,
The plot was interesting enough to keep me reading, World building was not very good. Characters were good enough to not complain. Plot was good enough to keep me interested and had a twist that didn't allow me to know how the whole book would play out. Overall it s alright.
I love the first book of the Mercy Thompson Series...I listen to it over and over again. Mercy's introduction is fascinating from page one and Patricia Briggs introduces who she is and what her world is about in a way that you are always thirsty for more. As you continue to read the books in the series Mercy's world gets bigger and more interesting and your journey with the characters progressively becomes more insightful.
In this first book you are introduced to Mercy who is a mechanic and a shape shifter. You are also introduced to her world of the paranormal which I must say I love. Patricia Brigg's paranormal world is very inventive and imaginative. Spoiler: The Fae had to "come out" because a garden sprite was accused of murder and he couldn't have done it because he cannot hold iron without getting severely burned...the rest of the paranormal world are still thinking about coming out.
A young troubled boy asks Mercy for work which leads you into a story that has murder, attempted murder, abduction, magic, mystery, and mayhem all the while filling in some really interesting in depth back stories...Give it a listen...you will not be sorry. Oh and Ms. King is wonderful to listen to.
I am enjoying getting another view of this set of characters from the point of view of yet another strong female character. I have downloaded the next two to listen to while I work.
Moi_Natasha: So many Books, So little Time
The Reader was good but spoke quickly I had to change speed to x.5 to get a comfortable listen. She also mispronounced a couple of words which is a pet peeve.
Story was excellent.