Have Mercy: listen to another Mercy Thompson chiller.
©2008 Patricia Briggs; (P)2009 Penguin
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Great book!!! Mercy tries to help her mentor Zee. In doing so she faces a very hard situation. However in doing so she is able to find out more about herself and those closest to her. She has proven that she is strong, dedicated to her friends and not a whinny character. LOVE her. We learn a bit about the 2 men in her life. I am hoping this will progress as I would like more romance for Mercy! Perhaps book 4 will!
Ms King is the perfect reader. She has a talent for making the listener "feel" the story. Great job!
I suggest reading in order. It will make more sense and being along for Mercy's development is great entertainment!
I almost never write reviews, but I knew I had to when this book actually made me tear up (and maybe cry a bit, too). Over the series, the characterization is wonderful, the action *moves*, and I got really invested in the characters. So much so, that the most compelling part of this book for me was after the action was over and the main plot problem "resolved"--because the aftermath of dealing with traumatic events was so searing and raw, the writing so true to character, and the voice-acting so good, that I felt like all of this was happening to people I actually know, people who are very real and whose suffering and successes truly move me. I can think of no higher praise to give than that.
Lorelei King is excellent. She has Mercy's voice and character spot on, but is still able to differentiate voices and characterizations of the other characters to the point that, when the action ramps up, you forget that it's one person's voice doing all the reading. You get to know the characters through her voice, and she does an amazing job of bringing them to life.
You know an audiobook and its performance are good when the minute you finish this one, you're online downloading the next one, just to find out how these folks are doing, and can't wait to see what happens next.
I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
Hands down, I love a audio book over a print book. The only exception is if the narrator is the author. Sometimes this doesn't work out very well.
We get a closer look at the fae world and their reservation. Her boss's background is slightly reviled. Mercy begins to finally make a choice between Sam and Adam.
I don't really have a favorite performance. She did a good job reading for the darker fae characters, which sent chills down my back.
There were moments of laughter, but in this book I felt chilled and frightened for Mercy.
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
Setting: Contemporary, Eastern Washington state
Genre: Paranormal suspense with romantic elements
The story is about the arrest of Mercy Thompson's fae former boss for the murder of a human. Mercy knows it is connected to a series of murders on the fae reservation she helped solve, but Zee has forbidden her investigation into the crime. Well, being Mercy, she does what she wants. There's some well-written icky characters, both fae and human, and the suspense and mystery will keep you listening. On the romantic front, Mercy must decide which werewolf she wants.
Definitely worth continuing this series.
BTW, there's no sex in the series beyond kissing, at least through this book. The focus has been on the mystery/suspense so far.
It definitely continues to be an interesting look into the world of the supernatural, and it never gets boring.
This book gets a little graphic in its violence. I understand why it was done, but it did make me cringe...and I still don't like to remember it. I guess that's a testament to how real the books feel.
Shocked,sad,happy. It is so shocking and sad what happens to Mercy. It shows that she puts the people she cares about before herself. But I think the ending is pointing towards a happy ending for her and Adam.
Warren, because he is a strong wolf who isn't afraid to be himself.
I've only heard her in the Mercy Thomson series but I look forward to hearing her other books.
Yes, when Mercy was being raped but tricked into believing she wanted it and betrayed Adam. I wanted to cry when she ran and hid out of shame.
Love the whole series so far. Listened to two books in one day.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
I enjoyed the audio edition, but never read the print one
When Mercy refused to give up her investigation even though she'd been asked by several to quit.
Yes, I've listened to almost all of Mercy's adventures and this is in the top 4.
Felt bad when Mercy had her free will taken away.
This book took the series to a whole new level! With what happened to Mercy and how she responded to it. I also became a fan of Ben when he tried to make Adam see how Mercy felt.
Iron Kissed is another powerful and interesting story from Patricia Briggs. Her characters are three dementional and leap off the page in this latest installment of Mercy Thompson's adventures. They just keep getting better and I have to say she is one of the best authors I have read in a while. Top notch and well worth the wait!
No spoilers but the character development is always excellent with this author and something I have come to look forward to. This one has some raw and gritty action that is well written and takes the characters into some very dark directions of development.
I love the way she works so hard to give her male characters gruff voices and drop their voices. She does a good job of keeping the same voice for the same character from book to book, which is important in a series as well.
I hated to stop it but no, I listened to it driving so I had to stop periodically. I could have easily listened to it in one sitting though. It was very interesting and kept the attention very well. I hated to stop listening!
Everything I have listened to by this author has been amazing and I adore her characters and her writing style. I am very please that they have kept the same reader in this series and that she is consistent with her voices and does them so well. I look forward to many more to come!
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