Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.
©2009 Patricia Briggs (P)2013 Penguin Audio
After listening to a LOT of audiobooks one becomes very aware of the difference that good narration makes in enjoying a good "read." Holster Graham is one of the BEST (right up there with James Marsten reading the Dresden File books and Davina Porter) it is mainly BeCause of Holter Graham's narration that I began listening to the Alpha and Omega series and I'm very glad that I did - good storyline - wonderful characters - and Great narration so that those subtle touches of humor are delivered with the dry wit with which it was intended - and normal sentence structure is smoothly read without mutilating the story delivery. Thank you Patricia Briggs AND Holter Graham!
Married, middle-age, owner of 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a messy house.
Boy meets girl. Girl knocks boy completely off his feet. They save each other's lives. Oh, by the way, they are werewolves.
There is just something about these two. They get into my head and I wish they were real. I'm so glad this beginning got told. Reading this first gives nothing away, and reading it later just helps explain a few things. Well done, and the narrator is awesome as always. I think I've listened 4 times now? It's just good.
Yes. It's a novella, so it's short and easy to get through if I just need/want a fast read. I've reread the novella a number of times, so I anticipate listening to it again...once I get through all the books in my library that I still haven't listened to yet.
This story is obviously comparable to the rest of the books in the Alpha and Omega series. People who like this would probably enjoy the related Mercy Thompson books by the same author.
I love the ending (fight and aftermath). And the rolling pin (read to find out what that means).
I really like how Charles lets Anna know that he's a dominant wolf, but don't push her too hard/fast and respects how her past has shaped her.
This narrator (Holter Graham) is probably on his way to becoming one of my favorites, and I can't wait (though I will anyway) for another credit to get another book that he's read in this series. *I will note that when the author's short story compilation "Shifting Shadows" was released on audio, a different male narrator (Alexander Cendese) read this story for that. Holter Graham's version is much better, in my opinion, and I'm not sure why they felt the need to change narrators and re-record the book when they already had a published audio version available.
I am glad I got Cry Wolf first because this story felt rushed. While it explained some things that were referred to in Cry Wolf, I can understand why some who had gotten Alpha and Omega would want more of the story told. It just feels rushed and incomplete particularly in the final chapter.
I am happy to have this prequel mind, but I wish more care was taken in the reveal. I like the consistency of the narrator. Holter Graham brings just the touch to this book and Cry Wolf. Well done that they've kept him. I hope that continues throughout the series.
I've loved the Mercy Thompson series for several years now, but I absolutely adored this novella. I can definitely see the potential for this series to become one of my new favorite series! The romance is sweet. I love Anna and Charles already! Most novellas feel incomplete or rushed, but this one was just so satisfying. It's seriously one of the best novellas I've ever read.
Holter Graham does a phenomenal job of narrating this novella! His voices for each character and they're spot on with the voices I imagined them having in my head. I would definitely be picking up more Holter Graham narrated audiobooks in the future.
This is a great short introduction to Patricia Briggs I love her work I love Charles and Anna and the Alpha and Omega is enjoy to listen to
I just can't help but listen to it over and over again. This is such a great series and they do a wonderful job adding bits and pieces of the Mercy Thompson series in too.
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