I normally don't write reviews but I have been waiting patiently for this book and I must say it does NOT disappoint! Without a doubt this is the best of the Mercy Thompson world novels. I will be certainly listening to this one over and over right along with Moon Called, Silver Borne and River Marked. The story keeps you engaged from start to finish. The interaction between Anna and Charles is great showing the vulnerability of Charles and the strength of Anna better than any of the previous books. The plot is a great detective story complete with good cops, bad cops and questionable government agencies. The Fae are shown in a different light and WOW what a cliff hanger ending!! The only negative thing I can say is now we have to wait a year until the next book. :-(
My favorite characters are always Anna and Charles, but I think Issac is certainly a standout supporting character. I really hope to be able to see more of him in the future. He's young and flamboyant on the outside, but when the Sh$$ hits the fan he is stable, strong and loyal. Very cool dude.
Holter Graham's narrative is superb. As always he does a great job of giving each character a voice of their own and uses inflections to convey the emotions and excitement perfectly throughout the entire book. One of the most important part with the narrative is that there are NO swallowing, breathing or gulping sounds during the reading like i have found on other audio-books.
Patricia Briggs please write faster! Another year before the next Mercy Thompson is going to drive me nutty.
I will be listening to this a few more times. There are so many little things about Jane's past and role as SkinWalker / Warrior Women that takes a bit to catch.
Jane's acceptance of self and the information about her culture and role.
Can't beat Khristine Hvam's work, She always gives a great performance and not just a boring reading. Her voices and intonations really bring the characters to life.
These stories just keep getting better and better. I thought Blood Trade was the best until now. Now I cant decide which I like the most. I really like the way the plot lines intertwine seamlessly. All of Jane's character development really makes this book stand out.
Not a bad audiobook, I would never have been able to read through it however. The first half was a bit verbose on the narative. There was a lot of "chatty" narative and not much content on the mysteries of the story. However, the second half came together nicely and started to keep my attention much better. By the end I found myself very curious as to how the full story will pan out. Clearly this is setup for a series of stories, I hope it wont be too long before the next chapter.
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