Overall, yes, it was time well spent. I enjoy the universe Patricia Briggs has created and I'm already invested in Mercy's story, so I'm glad I didn't bypass this one. I am REALLY hoping the next novel in the series is better, though, and the characters are more on track with what I've come to expect.My major complaint is the characterization of Adam, and the development of the relationship between Adam and Mercy. I do understand the author wanted to transition from the unresolved sexual tension between Adam and Mercy to having them in a "mated" relationship; however, that transition seemed almost as forced as the annoying "is-it-Adam-or-Samuel-or-Stefan" dynamic that had been playing out for the first three books. I was able to get past that for the sake of the story, but I had a much more challenging time with the way all of the starch seemed to be wrung out of Adam's character. Having a strong female protagonist is awesome, but a major part of the appeal of these novels has also been the equally-or-even-more strong male protagonist. For an Alpha wolf with "territorial" and "authority" issues, in this 4th novel, Adam played out more like Mercy's b*tch than anything else. Mercy makes a major decision - granted, under duress - that involves giving another male character a significant claim over her, and Adam is as understanding as Dr. Ruth. Mercy makes another major decision, putting her own life at risk and allowing herself to be caged and imprisoned in order to save the lives of characters new to this book, and Adam's reaction is barely registered. This is NOT the strong Alpha male character Patricia Briggs has been portraying in the past 3 novels. Since Adam is such a significant character, that really hurt the overall story.I'm still willing to give book 5 a shot, but if it continues to be the All-About-Mercy show, I doubt I'll finish the series.
Yes, because I'm invested in the story and willing to give her another shot to see if the next book improves.
As always, Lorelei King's performance was excellent, especially given what she had to work with this time around.
The author has kept the people in the books consistent and their voices strong as they progressed book to book, and the narrator is excellent! This story doesn't have excessive violence- though there is some regardless, but no sexual abuse.
I'm hoping that she gives Ben a book one day- I like his personality and PB gave us just a little teaser of his tender side.
I look forward to listening to the next one and hope they continue for a long while. Thanks, Patricia!
I enjoyed the story and I love the series, but it is not Classic Literature, so I probably will not listen to it again.
The main character Mercedes is the focus of the books.
I really like Lorelei's voice and style. I will look for other books she narrates.
I don't have a tag line, but I would go see the movie!
I recommend this book & the rest of the series. I will be sad when I have finished the series. I hope the author will be writing more adventures for Mercedes.
Yes it was well worth the listen. It continues the struggles of Mercy with the vampires, fayes and werewolves.
Wrapped up the story well and no cliff hangers.
Cannot remember now
Yes a movie series potential.
Mercy - Emma Stone
Adam Hoffman - Jake Gallyenhail
Sam - Ryan Goseling
Lorelei King does a fantastic job. She is one of my favorite narrators.
Just as good as the first book
Yes. I love this series and this Book doesn't disappoint. They all build on the past so it is important to listen to the books in order. I was fortunate to discover this series after all six were published so now I'm waiting for Book 7 to be published next year. In the meantime I'm relistening to all of the books again, after having read them in text format, and listened in audible once already. I am an addict for Mercy!
Let's see if I can count that high. Mercy, of course, because she is strong and what every woman wants to be. Having the alpha of the pack after her, and the son of the wolves, and the vampire loves her. Then there's Adam and he terrific. Stephan is marvelous because he is so old world and gentlemanly and a vampire! Hmmm. After that it is Warren and then Ben and I love Bran and his grandfatherly approach to Mercy. I just love them all.
Only heard her in this series but will listen to her in the Stephanie Plum stories soon. She is a marvelous performer.
When Stephan shows up emaciated because his mistress has been punishing him. He is so needy and the wolves step up and help out. Patricia Briggs has an interesting way of telling these urban/fantasy/thrillers which make you want more and more.
I think the Mercy Thompson series is superb. Now I'll have to go back and listen to some of her other series.
Patricia Briggs writes one of my favorite series with her Mercedes Thompson novels. Mercy is a kick-ass strong woman who constantly finds herself in a mess, but gets out of it with courage and intelligence. Of course being able to shift into a coyote doesn't hurt. Add to that the hottest of werewolf alphas competing for her, and what's not to like.
Lorelei King is a terrific narrator. She does such a great job bringing a wide variety of characters to life with her voice. I can't imagine anyone else every portraying Mercy. Pair up King with Briggs' clever writing and you always get your money's worth.
I love how Mercy thinks!
I like how I can hear each personality and emotion through her voice. It doesn't feel like I'm being read to.
One of my top ten favorites. Mercy has ticked off the local vampires so they put a curse on her garage that cannot be washed off, painted over or otherwise gotten rid of unless the vampire queen deems it. Mercy discretely goes out of town to help an old friend and to stay out of the line of fire. All she has to do is stay away from the ONE vampire in the whole city she is visiting but what does she do? Well you can probably guess that one for yourself. If you can't buy the audio book.
When she discovers the Oak Tree fully grown in her yard as a thank you from the Oak Fae.
Everything. She gives you a whole cast of characters and personalties.
I laughed, I cried, I did the snoopy dance, I yelled and I cheered.
Patricia Briggs produced a great legacy to leave the the avid readers who just eat this stuff up.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
The whole thing was great.....I love the descriptive words Patricia Briggs uses...she writes in a way that challenges a reader to expand there vocabulary and enjoy it!!!
Mercy of course.....but I do love Stephen and Adam too...
shes just perfect for this character....
It was a pure joy from minute one...
on my way to #5 now!!! lol