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Moon Called Audiobook

Moon Called: Mercy Thompson, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

©2006 Patricia Briggs; (P)2009 Penguin

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    Paul United States 12-08-14
    Paul United States 12-08-14 Member Since 2013

    I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.

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    "Promising Beginnings"

    This is a solid first book in the Mercy Thompson series. My wife and I really enjoyed it. The characters were good, the world was interesting and it kept moving. The book never slowed to a point where it got boring.

    Mercy is just an auto mechanic specializing in older European cars VW, Audi, Porsche etc. She's also got the ability to turn into a coyote. She's friends with werewolves, some of the lesser fey and acquaintances with some vampires. She gets wrapped up in a mystery when a stray werewolf appears at her garage looking for work. Once the story gets going, it moves rather quickly.

    Mercy's a pretty tough character, but Ms. Briggs doesn't turn her into a god. None of the characters are perfect and they all make mistakes. Mercy isn't swooning over every guys in the story and there's not much romance in this book. It's a solid urban fiction story not quite as good as the Dresden Files, but it's good nonetheless.

    Lorelei King's narration is pretty solid, she doesn't knock it out of the park, but she doesn't hinder the story in any way either. It's a solid reading and I'd listen to her narrate other stories.

    Overall, if you're looking for an Urban fantasy series that isn't the Dresden Files, then Mercy Thompson is a great place to go.

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    melissa TEMECULA, CA, United States 11-29-14
    melissa TEMECULA, CA, United States 11-29-14 Member Since 2015

    Acupuncture student with a long commute to school who loves quirky horror and sci-fi/fantasy

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    "coyotes and wolves! better than expected"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Moon Called to be better than the print version?

    I love audio books and most are better than the print, I did not read the print but this book is great as an audio edition


    What other book might you compare Moon Called to and why?

    faith hunter, jane yellow rock series, she is also a skin walker


    What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    she is great, but does have a slight lisp or maybe dentures? I could hear something in her voice, buy none the less she did a great job on the characters


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    Dea Draper 10-15-14
    Dea Draper 10-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Young Mercy's narative is by reader decades older"

    Lorelei King, the reader, has an impressive résumé and a loyal following, but I believe she was miscast for this book. I was startled when it was revealed that Mercy was only 31 years old because the reader’s voice for Mercy is clearly that of a mature woman decades older, and perhaps a long-time smoker as well. I was also disappointed with the trite accent given the vampire.

    And yes, this is another book with a mishmash of supernatural beings (various fey, vampires, werewolves, etc.) thrown in, so it will appeal to the widest audience possible. I know many found this book refreshing, but it strongly reminded me of the popular, and in my mind much better, Stephanie Plum series, even though the setting is very different.
    I was disappointed and would not recommend the series to anyone except those who read every werewolf/vampire book on the market.

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    Pattie MARINA DEL REY, CA, United States 09-24-14
    Pattie MARINA DEL REY, CA, United States 09-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Story with a few Twists and Turns"

    Good story. Easy to listen too. Entertaining narrator. Kept my solid interest through out most of the book.

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    lena Port JEfferson Station, NY, United States 09-01-14
    lena Port JEfferson Station, NY, United States 09-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Just okay"
    What would have made Moon Called better?

    Depth


    Would you ever listen to anything by Patricia Briggs again?

    Yes, the world she built and some concepts of the species she recreated are interesting, I just feel like she didn't develope any of the completely well. I am considering the next novel in the series in hopes that she will.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It was a bit slow but perhaps it was the directors vision for the n.western us area where the book is set. If the book was taking place in the south us I would also expect the narration to be a bit slower.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Nothing at all really. The attitude and dialogue of the book that should have been gruesome,sad, or traumatic were flat and glazed over. Even the after effects on the main characters during the last chapter were flaccid about the situation. No reflection.


    Any additional comments?

    Gonna ask for my credit back

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    liz pozniak mchenry, IL, United States 07-31-14
    liz pozniak mchenry, IL, United States 07-31-14 Member Since 2011

    Love sci fi, faieries and the like. Werewolves beat vampires always

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    "Great"
    If you could sum up Moon Called in three words, what would they be?

    Mercy being played


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mercy nobody stands in her way


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    Mercy she is on everyone's sidee


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Wolves meets coyote


    Any additional comments?

    None

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    Cloe 07-29-14
    Cloe 07-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Favorite Author!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Moon Called to be better than the print version?

    No. Nothing is ever better than having a book in my hand.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the pack is together in the end. The book captivates you and I couldn't help but to feel the chills and tingles myself.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Patricia Briggs and reading supernatural books! She is my favorite author. This book is amazing and the series just continues to get better!

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    RGC San Francisco, CA 07-12-14
    RGC San Francisco, CA 07-12-14 Member Since 2005

    RGC

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    "Fun and slightly different take on werewolves"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you like the genre of witches/werewolves/vampires etc, and you like a strong female protagonist, this is a good choice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Moon Called?

    Right at the beginning when Mercy reveals her nature...


    Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    One of the reasons I tried the series was because Lorelei King was the narrator. I really like the way she manages to give voice to each character in such a way as to bring their personality to life.


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    Tony Lexington, SC, United States 07-05-14
    Tony Lexington, SC, United States 07-05-14 Member Since 2017
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    "great book series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Moon Called to be better than the print version?

    i wouldnt know that to be exect as i dont physically read books anymore only listen to them


    What other book might you compare Moon Called to and why?

    i would compare them to the jane yellow rock or another couple of series of books i have i love any books with vampires and warewolfs


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    mercy


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    of the whole series it would be mercy merried to the local alpha warewolf


    Any additional comments?

    this is a great audio book series i can not wait till a new book is out

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    Diana 06-21-14
    Diana 06-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A Werewolf, A Coyote, & A Vampire Walk Into A Bar"
    Would you listen to Moon Called again? Why?

    The first time I listened to Moon Called, I was captivated to continue the series. The characters are relatable, well developed, and are written consistently with their actions and words. The second time I listed to Mood Called after listening to the next four, I fell more deeply in love and caught things I missed the first time around as know I knew where it was going. I paid more attention so the second listen was priceless to me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love all the characters; each one is a part of the whole and deciding which one is favorite is ridiculous - of course, as a reader, the one I most relate to is Mercy. Her independent nature with the life long burning desire to belong is at odds with her internal being - for a while anyway. There are several moments where she realizes having both is quite possible. Quite like normal life - she never comes to bare on the fact that she is special - she is herself and that is good enough.


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    Lorelei King is a vocal genius where you never have to guess who is speaking. It's remarkable really. Ms. Kings ability to send shivers down my spine when Adam is angry shows her true mastery in her performance. In fact I started this series because she was the reader.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    If you are deeply involved and have gotten inside the book as another world of existence, you laugh, you cry, you get very, very nervous, you feel elation and even triumph. It's an awesome ride.


    Any additional comments?

    Go Mercy!

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