Briggs is such an amazing author! I read a LOT of fantasy, and this is one of my all time favorite series! This is the 4th book in the series though, so if you haven't read any of them yet, you should start with "Moon Called".
As for the narration, King does a fantastic job!
This is actually the fourth book in the Mercy Thompson series. I read the first three over the span of three days. I loved them that much! Briggs has done an amazing job with this series. I really enjoyed listening to the fourth book which was the only one available in the series..it really helped to bring the characters to life for me. It is money well spent.
This is a strong entry into the Mercy Thompson series, but the narration threw me....I usually love Lorelei King, and maybe I'm just too used to hearing her as Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, but her voice seems too light and upbeat for this series, and especially some of the subject matter in this story.
Bone Cross starts at virtually the moment that Iron Kissed ends - Mercy is still dealing with the many problems in her life and trying to recover from a horrific assault that was the climax of the previous book. It would have been so easy for Briggs to wave a magic wand and make things all better, but she doesn't, Mercy goes through each emotion as any other person would, which earned my respect. Mercy finally decides to become Adam's mate, as she realizes its him she loves and not Samuel. Before they really have a chance to talk about anything though they are interrupted by Mercy's mother ( since she's just read about her daughters rape in the newspaper.)and Stephan dropping in - literally at their feet. He's burned and starved. He tells Mercy that the Mistress now knows all, has killed his donors and thrown him out of the Seethe. And, she's after Mercy.
Drawn fully into the pack through Adams actions to protect his mate,(who knew the werewolf magic would work on a coyote-walker but it does) mercy now has to help head off a full scale war between the werewolves and the vampires as she knows she is responsible for her own actions and must own up to them (actions that happened in the last two books.) She is still dealing with her random panic attacks and intimacy issues with Adam, who stands solidly by her side even when half his pack isn't in agreement with him for his choice in a mate or for bringing her into the pack. My only compliant is that this is also a romance story and a little bit of romance between Adam and Mercy would have been nice...The intimacy and I love you's are few and far between. Jessie's feelings are never mentioned nor is how the relationship is going to process. I can't see Adam being ok with his mate continuing to live with Samuel as a roommate for much longer. I'm hoping theses issues are resolved in book 5 and we get to see more romance between Mercy and Adam with them hopefully discussing wedding plans.
probably not. once was enough. it was a good story but not riveting
She is a great narrator and I have no complaints
I know the author is trying to make all the money she can as we all are. but come on barely 10 hours. All her books are the same way and if I didn't like the story I would have quite a long time ago. Most other books hoover around 14 hours and I feel she is cheating me for the money. It is still a great story but the shortness and then the first 10 minutes was recapping the last book I was like good Lord cheating me some more.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
I have only heard the audio edition but I imagine that the audio edition could't be any better.
They way the couple played off each other.
I did a lot of laughing
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I almost gave up on this series because the last one left me with such an icky feeling. I wasn't sure I would continue because the more I thought about it the less I liked it. I enjoyed the series immensely up until the last one and I enjoyed that book up until the end. It just kinda blindsided me, when I considered this series to be light hearted. Since I had already bought Bone Crossed I figured I would give it one more shot. And after listening to it I will probably continue the series but I think I will wait for a sale. While an easy read and an interesting world, I have lost my mojo for the series. Narrator was great as usual.
The narrator is perfect for this book.
The emotion and flirtation with the characters is endearing and makes you crave to learn more about them. You want to feel every emotion they are feeling.
I like Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson series, but the narration makes this hard to listen to. The narrator voice is too light and maybe too old to read this story. Need a younger sounding female voice and a much better male voices. Should have used two narrators,one male for the me and female for the women in the book. I think I am going to read the book, because I think it will be more enjoyable. There is nothing like bad narration to ruin a story.
I *love* Patricia Briggs. It's Lorelei King I could do without. Every sentence ends in a breathy suggestive way that makes the character of Mercy Thompson at best a bubble headed bombshell. Think Marilyn Monroe without the personality...
I feel that Lorelei King would be GREAT narrating for VI Warshawski or Mae West. NOT for characters like Mercy. There isn't a breathy bombshell bone in this character's body so why would ANYONE in their right mind pair this book with that narrator?
I had to go buy the actual paper book to read because I could not finish listening to the audio. I feel a terrible disservice was performed to this book and I can only hope that Lorelei King does not ruin another great Patricia Briggs book.