I would always recommend a Patricia Briggs book to a friend. She is a solid author, and I love what she does. That being said, for me a series can only go so far. I'm kind of over Mercy. I love the world that was built for this series, and I love the Alpha and Omega series, I'm just kind of done with Mercy as a main character. I would love to see more spin offs! As I said, I love the the world, and I love the characters, I just don't want to ruin Mercy by getting bored with her story.
Excellent execution as always.
First, let me say that I love this series and follow it closely. However, I'm not exactly sure what went wrong with this addition. I wasn't necessarily unhappy with the events as they unfolded, but I was not thrilled with the way they related to the ending. If I had to put a label on tale, I would have to say that it was poorly constructed and left me feeling unfulfilled and relieved that it was finally over.
As always, Lorelei King did an outstanding job with the narration. I have always said that in the hands of an accomplished narrator, even a mundane story will shine.
I wish every audio book producer would pay closer attention to the people they pick to narrate their stories. There are hundreds audio books that I just flat will not buy, or listen to, because of the person they picked to do the narration. Loved the books, but hate the acting ability or voice of the narrator. I end up reading the hard copy edition of many, many books that are currently available in audio format.
The Mercy Thompson series has been fantastic, and this latest book was much the same. I don't know how Briggs can continue breathing refreshing plot ideas into the series, but she doesn't disappoint. Lorelei King does an excellent job conveying the emotion, performing the voices of different characters, and getting the wry humor just right.
I'm still fascinated with myself for reading this series. Because my daughters buy books on my account and I read a variety of history and fantasy that along with teen fiction, leads Amazon to recommend Urban Fantasy. The first book was intriguing enough that I went for it and found it an amusing summer escape. It was sort of like wondering into the family room and finding the kids watching Buffy and sitting for an hour - amusing little mystery adventure with pretty characters that are fun to look at. 7 books into the series later, I still feel the same way. All the usual suspects: werewolves, vampires, fairies, ghosts and a host of magical creatures charge around the northwest among a human population that is only vaguely aware of them. At this point the series is somewhat formula, but like watching Scooby-Doo, somehow still fun.
QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!
Don't get me wrong, I liked the last book in Patricia Briggs' Mercy Series. It is just that for some reason or another, Mercy is always a little better when Adam and her are separated for some of the story. With this book you get it all. Mercy at her finest . Solving the most complex situations.
My only complaint, is that I wish Adam and Mercy's sex scenes where a little more detailed. I would like to know what they were thinking. All and all great bool. Well worth the credit.
Dear Mercy and Adam Haupman. Maybe it's time for a little sit-down with the local vamps to find out what's on their calendar for the next 12 months or so. You know, coordinate a little better. It seems that you all are always on the defensive. I don't know... What do you think?
I just seems that invariably, someone outside the pack is causing trouble for one or more of the wolves, Sometimes the werewolves are caught off guard unexpectedly. This isn't the firs time this is happened.
Maybe the Marrock should come down there are kick some werewolf and vampire ass, and things would settle down some. Surely, there someone in the pack with psychic powers you could consult to avoid the B.S. that comes your way on a regular basis.
What you think? Get Charles and Anna to kick some butt? Huh?
It's a fun read, like the rest of them, but not much happens to move the overarching plot along.
I love this series! Mercy Thompson is one of my favorite characters out of the many series I keep up with. She is strong and independent without being overly aggressive or defensive. I love the way Briggs continues to let Mercy evolve and grow. That was especially apparent in this book, which showcased Mercy's abilities. I also really like the supporting characters in the books. Many of them made appearances and had bigger roles in this book.
Educator, mother and avid reader!
I loved this latest installment. I downloaded this book and could not believe I stayed up all night listening to it! That has happened only once or twice in my life. Fast paced, funny and touching are a few discriptives that describe the newest adventure Briggs takes her readers on.
Another fast paced fun book. There's been a couple books in the series that turned up the drama and turned down the action. This aint one of 'em.
I would listen again. Patricia Briggs has created a universe with great tension between groups that have been fleshed out well enough to make us care about their competing needs. Her last book left that framework and suffered for it. This book reminds me why I enjoyed the series so much in the first place.