©2008 Patricia Briggs; (P)2008 Penguin
The story was not full of sex. The romance was sweet. I also liked the plot. It went together smoothly.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
Suspense, Action, & Romance
I was so very glad I decided to try this series. In the past I've been a big Patricia Briggs fan, but Mercy, just left something lacking for me. My favorite character was Charles, because finally after centuries, he finds his mate when his inner-wolf decides on the "Omega", because it shows just how honesty and trust can build up anyone. After he meets her, he makes a promise that he will never lie to her and will always be her protector, even thought he's not used to explaining himself to anyone. With her he's a pussy cat while in enforcer mode, he's the baddest Werewof you don't want to meet.
Holter Graham Now that is a name I haven't heard before, but it's not one I will forget anytime in the future.He helps build the story by giving each character their individual personalities.
Believe in yourself!
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
Some aspects of the novel were pretty good and for an easy listening no brainer it's worthwhile. It doesn't seem to captivate and pull you in enough for it to be a great book. Overall it is a good book but I wouldn't rave about it.
I've listened to other books by Patricia and loved them. This is not her best one
LOVED the book & the narrator!
Finished it in two days and got the second book of this series, can not wait for more from this amazing author! ( Mercy's books as well )
I have downloaded two of Patricia Briggs books and love them both. SHe has a way of holding your attention with her words. I highly recommend her books if you like Paranormal books!
Brenda from Oklahoma
I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!
You will get a lot more out of this book if you read the "Mercy Thompson" Series First!
I wish they would have used the same Narrator, a word or two is pronounced differently between the two readers and of course the characters that play in both books have a different voice. But besides that, it is pretty good. I think he does a perfect Charles voice, once you get over these slightly annoying differences it is a pretty good book.
I think this series is starting out a little better then the Mercy Thompson series. But I keep looking for an equal to the "Night Huntress World" series. If you find one let me know.
After this book I can say if you liked "Mercy Thompson" you will definitely like this book too.
I enjoy fantasy, romance, westerns, mysteries and classics... street signs, billboards, t-shirts... Audible is perfect for me.
Patricia Briggs writes a great story and Holter Graham just adds to it. The inflection, the expression brings her stories alive.
There isn't just one. Both Anna and Charles. His patience and strength. Her own strength and spunk that she finds.
It's difficult to say a 'favorite scene' I found the story an emotional roller coaster. I find tears in my eyes and then I'd bark with laughter minutes later. Okay my favorite scene was when Anna reminded herself she didn't have to obey the witch and decked her.
As I said Briggs + Graham = Excellence. A great story can be lost with the wrong narrator. I think Holter Graham could make listening to the alphabet interesting. And I was reading Patricia Briggs books back when my eyes let me read. I'm looking forward to more.
yes.....Holter Graham is a marvellously talented reader who captures the variety of characters brilliantly.
there were so many; Interactions between Charles and Anna while they were in the snow hunting the rogue wolf incorporated the adventure and sexual tension.
he does so many of them well and they are so clearly defined but I loved Aziel the moor and Charles is so magical.
It captivated my imagination and I didn't want it to end.
it's my favorite of the three in the series and I love Charles and Anna even more than mercy and Adam I hope Patricia gives us many more.
I liked the book overall and I did feel like the story, while still in the Mercy Thompson world was good enough to warrant its own series. I didn't real the prequel to this book so for a while I was very confused as to what was going on. I think that it would have been better if I had read that first, or if the set up hadn't depended so heavily on the information given in the prequel. Once it started rolling and I caught up it was a good read. I was really unsure about the narrator choice however. I read A LOT of urban fantasy novels and I am used to a female narrator in this type of series. I think in the end that a male narrator was a good choice, but something that he did bothered me. His representation of Charles kept nagging at me as somehow wrong until I finally realized what the problem was. I found it to be a little racist. Charles is half native american, and the narrator's choice is to give him a very stereotypical Native america way of speaking that was a bit much for me. It didn't detract from the enjoyment of the story for me really, but it was always in the back of my mind. Though the same narrator does all three books that have come out, he doesn't do this stereotypical speech pattern in the second book, but then picks it up again in the third book. I recommend the book especially if you have read the Mercy series, but it would have been more enjoyable for me if the narrator had taken a different take on the character.
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