Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega series - set in a world of shifting shapes, loyalty, and passion - brings werewolves out of the darkness and into a society in which fear and prejudice could make the hunters prey....
They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son - and enforcer - of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha, while Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.
Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.
Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves - all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights....
©2012 Patricia Briggs (P)2012 Penguin
Love the stories. And the narrator is very good, keeping voices of myriad characters distinct and believable. What he does not do, however, is pause between changes of scene - this is the third book in this series by him, and I find myself frequently hitting the backward skip button because of this mannerism.
I really wanted to LOVE this book. Perhaps it is the narrator, whom does a good job, I just have personal issues about not being able to get into his reading. I VERY MUCH like Briggs's "Mercy Thompson" series and Lorelei King just captivates me with her reading of that series. Mercy's world is just more captivating for me, both in print and in sound. The Alpha & Omega series, especially this particular story, gets bogged down with Charles's/Brother Wolf's testosterone and jealousy. It gets to the point where I shout "ENOUGH already!!" The characters, ESPECIALLY Charles, are nearly paralyzed by his blind "needs." Over and over again the minute descriptions of every twitch of jealousy and rage really drag down this tale in the otherwise terrific world Briggs has created. Maybe just let this narrative go and concentrate on more Mercy tales?
Did not read the print version
Holter Grahm did a fantastic performance, i have enjoyed the spinoff from the mercy thompson series
Hard to explain,
I enjoyed this book the most so far from all the Alpha & Omega series. Well developed story, touching but not stupid. Way to go!!
I always enjoy this author, a fellow Washingtonian. The reader, though, gave one of the best paranormal romance performances I've heard. He did a solid job with accents, tone, and pace. I sincerely appreciate a reader who does his homework.
One of the best books in the series. I would most definitely recommend the story. If you enjoy Mistry was a bit of fantasy this is definitely the best book for you.
there were some odd moments that sounded like recording or something on the narration and it was disturbing to the experience of the story. the narrator was good but the broken/rerecorded pieces were awful.
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