Sweet but a little dragged out
So-so, most characters had subtle differences but not distinct tonal differences
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.
This is a classic Kay Hooper story, she has been on my favorite author list for a long while. This is the first of her books I've gotten on audio. A couple of complaints I've read in previous reviews, the story can be a little hard to follow, especially when you start with this book. There are several predecessors that introduced the majority of "players" in this book, and a lot of history... definitely start with her earlier works. I think that the narrator did pretty well considering the sheer number of characters, though I think it would have been easier to "listen to" with a couple of narrators. Other than that I have nothing bad to say, I'm sure I'll listen to the story again, though I am tempted to dust off all of the paperbacks of the previous stories, and start over.
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