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.
This was pure pleasure. The story is so descriptive and well-written, and the content draws you in immediately. The performances were excellent. It's easy to see why this is one of Audibles top-rated and top-selling books.
Once again Lorelei King makes the characters in Patricia Briggs series come alive. She does so many voices-female, male, a variety of accents and ages so well. Most male narrators can't speak a woman's voice worth a darn, and vice versa with some female narrators. Lorelei King and Susan Erickson (of the In Death series by JD Robb) are 2 wonderful exceptions. They capture not only the timbre, cadence, and accent of a character's voice, but also the personality, humor, etc.
Reading the book is great, as Briggs writes complex characters with flaws as well as strengths, and has a wonderful imagination in her creation of her paranormal world. But having such a terrific narrator makes the book come alive in another dimension. Bravo for the pairing of this author and narrator for the series. Please don't change anything.
I love the evolving dynamics between Mercy, Adam, and Samuel in this series. In this book the demon-ridden vampire is really scary. The brief references to Stefan's feelings for Mercy add another interesting dimension.
There are several memorable moments revolving around the hunt for the bad guy, but I particularly enjoyed when Mercy first realizes how much she is effected by Adam and the conversation they have as a result.
I've listened to Lorelei King throughout this series, and she is fantastic. Her inflection as she speaks as Mercy makes the subtleties of Mercy's personality come alive for me. She does the variety of female and male characters voices very well. I love Briggs complexity in her characters, and the detail in her creation of the paranormal world makes it very interesting reading. But when you add King's performance talent into the mix it makes this series one of my favorites.
If you like paranormal stories this series by Patricia Briggs with Lorelei King narrating is a great addition to your library.
This is a great example of the whole In Death series. Over time the characters have evolved in really great ways. I love watching Eve struggle with learning to be a married partner (but hey, with Roarke!!!), learning to be a good friend, and resolving her issues with her past. Nora Roberts has gotten better and better at writing characters with depth and complexity, and I thoroughly enjoy her dialogue. This story in particular is a favorite because of the way it provides some backstory for Eve's development. We see her as a young girl with a despicable mother, as a young cop facing a deadly situation, and as the mature woman and cop dealing with both areas of her past in a way that makes her stronger.
I also can't say enough about the superlative performances given by Susan Ericksen as the narrator of the In Death series. Please DON'T EVER CHANGE NARRATORS! She totally brings the characters alive, and her ability to seamlessly slide from character to character is outstanding. She even does male voices well, unlike most male narrators who sound falsetto on female voices. I have listened to Susan narrate the series so many times that when I read a book in the series I hear the dialogue in Susan's voices. So this one gets 5 stars all around!
Borderline for time well-spent. The narrators voice is starting to get on my nerves.
I like the way the female lead asserted herself against her enemy.
It was OK.
More interaction of the female lead with her new team mates. Less drawn out and repetitive descriptors of how much the two leads turn each other on.
I'm getting disappointed at the repetition in every book in the series of the uber macho man scenario. Feehan at least has her female leads portrayed as strong, independent women (I can't stand weak female leads), and in every book the men do end up making concessions to respect the woman as a strong person. But I'm finding the characters and dialogue a bit lacking in depth.
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