Decent story - awkward reading. Well that's 4 words. Up until now, I had read all the books. This is the first one I had listened to. I think the story is decent and it kept me listening despite the narrator.
The reader has an awkward cadence to her voice and provides inflection and emotion where it doesn't match with the story. It is almost like she is reading a different story in her head while saying the words written in the book. It is disconcerting. Her character voices are not bad except for younger characters which are all read as one character of kid. They don't have individual personalities and are read in a very shrill high voice.
I'll probably go back to reading them.
I'm a professional driver so I have a lot of time on my hands, and I love Sci-fi and Fantasy
Sure, I loved the series as well as this book.
Her performance with this series fits perfectly. It just wouldn't be the same with anyone else. If I were to read any book with these characters, I would only be hearing Lorelei's interpretation in my head.
I was able to tare myself away for sleep, food, and work, but that was about it.
The continuation of Mercy's story. I love series because I don't like giving up characters. This book follows a very similar structure as all the rest of the Mercy books, but it is an enjoyable read. Fast paced, high action, and the perfect blend for an urban fantasy.
Mercy, of course. Our heroine is the reason to read these book. Possibly followed by Stephan ... I like brooding, conflicted, and unhappy characters.
She does a great job. She reads all of the Mercy books, and I am now attached to her and her style of reading. I smile every time she says "car" because of the accent that comes out. : )
Moved ... not really, but I liked the interaction between Mercy and Marsillia. Two very different women and it is interesting to see them having to work together.
Love Patricia Briggs!
I expected more from this book. I didn't feel as engaged with this story as I have with the previous books in the series. Everything seemed to resolve very quickly and predictably.
I love nice Voices!
I don't know what's goin on with me, not carin for the last two Mercy books. Maybe I've out grown her and the pack. I never did care for Adam. He's too bossy for me, and yes I know he's an alpha so he has to act a certain way. I've read other books that had wolves and their alpha didn't act like that.
I used to drive all over Houston lookin for my Mercy Thompson books, buuuttt I can't spend anymore money on a series that doesn't really hold my interest anymore. This feels like a break-up, and I'm...more
Mercy Thompson is a rare creature, a Coyote Walker. She is the wife of Adam, the Alpha leader of the local werewolf pack. The entire pack has gone missing while Mercy and her step daughter, Jesse, are out shopping. An injured Ben, a British werewolf with attitude, finds Mercy at her garage and she learns that he is the only one who escaped when supposed government authorities rounded up the pack and subdued them with silver tranquilizers.
Mercy is able to use their mate bond to contact Adam mentally and determine that the pack is alive but weak from silver poisoning. Mercy must keep Jesse save from the kidnappers who would use her as additional blackmail to coerce Adam to do their bidding. She must also keep herself safe and find a way to rescue the pack before Adam has to make a devastating sacrifice.
There are political implications that require careful handling. Mercy calls for help from her fae friends, Zeek and his grandson Tad, to guard Jesse, Gabriel, Mercy’s college-age employee, and Gabriel’s family. Then Mercy calls upon her vampire friend, Stephan, to help rescue Kyle, a prominent attorney who is the lover of one of the kidnapped wolves.
Mercy risks her own well being by ‘changing the rules’ to help Adam and then she faces an ambush attack. Even when the pack is free, Mercy is not out of danger. She is summoned to a special meeting with the Queen Vampire. At first she fears it may be over the Mercedes she borrowed which has suffered from a bleeding werewolf, battle dents and a (supposedly) dead body in the trunk. Soon Mercy learns that the car is a trifling matter compared to the political Vampire war she is pulled into.
I love the strength in Mercy and in her bond with Adam. Coyotes are not as strong as werewolves and not all of the pack accept Mercy. But her position as Alpha mate and her bond with Adam allows her to bring along an Alpha attitude in her own presence. I like the strong pack atmosphere of ‘family’ that is exhibited in these stories. I also like that Mercy has friends among the other paranormal communities. This particular story has some brutal killing but also Mercy’s own special touch of faith and forgiving grace. Ms. Briggs brings a unique and new tale of danger and action to each of the books in this series. They never fail to entertain me.
Audio Notes: I greatly enjoy the narrations of this series by Lorelei King. She distinguishes the voices so you can almost see the different creature personalities– the werewolves, the fae and the vampires. There is an even flow to the reading that keeps it moving well at rare moments of calm as well as the usual emotional times of danger and action.
I highly recommend this series for the warm relationships presented in action packed and entertaining plots. Preferably read/listen to the books in order for the full impact of the character involvements and nuances.
This book was much better than book 6. I was worried the series was going to take a dive. Patricia Briggs did a good job bringing back the action. The reader is great.
Another great story by Patricia Briggs and wonderful performance by Lorelei King. Patricia Briggs not only brings enough surprises to keep you listening (or turning pages) but also allows the characters to grow and stay interesting as well. I finished in 3 days and now I'm wanting more.....but it was too good to space out.
I also love not being forced to listen to the same background material book after book after book, like some series. Occasional background may be necessary for new listeners but its so tedious for the faithful. It's not so bad with a book because you can skim over it but with audio (at least mine) it's difficult to skip the right amount. I also never feel the author is writing under a deadline and just wants to finish the book. The writing is consistent throughout.
Well written and keeps the plot moving. Unlike a lot of books I have read this lets your imagination run along with the characters
Characters have a lot of spirt and just like in real life their are a lot of people you think you know but when push cones to shove you really do not know them
Yes I heard one other book. She is a very good reader and knows how to keep the attention of the listeners
Captivating storytelling, narration!
I love them all. Briggs has characters with great depth, well-developed stories. Always surprising new developments.
Everything! Great pronunciation, clarity and totally captures each character. My favorite reader.
I just finished listening to the latest installment in this series. I'm having serious withdrawal symptoms. Both the story and Lorelei King's storytelling are totally enthralling. Life seems duller without them.