Absolutely, as long as they've read the previous Mercy Thompson books. The story line has been compelling from the very beginning. For some reason I felt the story was a little stilted compared to the others, but I'll re-listen to it in another week or two and see if I feel the same way after round 2.
Mercy and Adam are the two main characters, and have to be favorites. But I also really like Ben, he's evolving into a semi decent person (werewolf) but he's an ass, and reminds me of some of my friends who also have asshole tendencies :) Warren and Kyle are a great couple and hilarious, and Jessi is always fun. I could go on and on, but you may get it that I pretty much like the whole cast of characters.
I liked it when Coyote pops back in the picture and Mercy draws the poisoned silver from Adam, I'd have loved to have seen his face at that moment.
A couple, but I don't want to add a lot of spoilers to this review.
The whole series is well written and entertaining. And the spin off series with Charles starting with Alpha and Omega are well written and entertaining as well.
I just listened to Evanovich's Not. 19 - and it really reduced my enjoyment of this story. The voices were not unique to this title - and hearing Adam's voice the same as Ranger's reduced my enjoyment. Additionally it was difficult to tell the vampires apart and the accent chosen was too Dracula.
IT Project Manager in CA. I would say I am a Audio Book Addict...
Both my daughter and I love the Mercy Thomson series. I have listened to the series at least three times all the way through... My teenage daughter also enjoys the series and has read it more than once..
This book takes story lines developed in both this series and the overall Mercy-virse and brings them together nicely. The story has action, humor, and characters that are easy to fall in love with.
This series is fairly clean of sexual situations and when one occurs they are described in a tasteful manner so I would recommended it for a teen audience. The other series in the Mercy-virse "Alpha and Omaga" is a little more explicit but still not too bad.
Everything to love about Mercy is here and still going strong. My all time favorite series and it was torture waiting for this book but it was well worth it.
I'm a professional dog trainer who loves to read. I have degrees in English and Adult Ed. I love well written books that take me away.
Yes! I love listening to this series over and over again.
Faith Hunter's series - Jane/Big Cat have courage and vulnerability equal to Mercy's.
They are seamless and genuine and allow the listener to enter into Mercy's world without interruption.
Above Average Joe
loved the other books - great story that that end like a flat diet soda
not her best work (good filler)
wait to see what happens next
this book is probably setting the stage for something to come
This one was much , much better than River Marked.
It is not every time you can safely say "This book was worth the wait". Lots of action, a bit of humour and all the familiar characters you love to hear from.
Looking forward to Mercy and Adam's next adventure.
Suspense. Repetitive. WTF
YES!!!! I really like the Mercy Thompson series; however, these books are not meant to be a "stand alone" read, so since the reader has been following the series - there is really no need to "backtrack" and re-reference other books and known "facts" so much. I think that nearly 30% of this book was explaining to the reader - yet again (YAWN) - what an alpha is and what a dominant does etc, etc, etc....
The narrator is EXCELLENT!!! She brings the characters to life with the proper dialects, inflections, humor. Just absolutely PERFECT!
Stop "padding" the book with previously (throughout six other books) stated facts and don't backtrack the action to other books for reference. The "print" paperback is already pretty thin, no reason to make these books into "pamphlets".
This installment of Mercy's story is filled with action. From page 1 she gets tangled up in another attack on the pack, but this time not one, not two members of the pack are attacked and kidnapped - it's the whole pack. Who would be so capable or stupid to attack and kidnap a pack of werewolves? That's what Mercy needs to find out. And if she's going to save her wolves, she needs to do it fast, all the while making sure the bad guys don't get their hands on more hostages.
There's magic, there are supernatural creatures, as always. But there are also paramilitary mercenaries and government conspiracies. Someone very near and dear to Mercy's heart dies, but our favorite little coyote is not going to let grief slow her down.
I love Mercy's independent spirit and how she has settled into being the Alpha's mate and #2 in the pack. The story didn't seem to have the punch that earlier books had but maybe that's just me. I certainly will buy Book 8 when it becomes available.
It compares to the other Mercy Thompson books, of course, but beyond that I haven't read any similar books with such a strong female protagonist.
How many ways can I say how good Lorelei King is? Her inflection, her accents, her way of getting Adam's growl just right (be still my heart...pitter-pat-pitter-pat) and how she makes even Stephan the Vampire sound sexy. She is an excellent narrator, perhaps 2nd only to Davina Porter in my book.
Yes. I get hooked on Mercy and want the stories to go on and on. Of course, I have all the books in audible and paper formats so I can just pick the first book, Moon Called, and start the series over.
I love the series and commend Ms. Briggs for keeping it interesting and fun.