©2006 Patricia Briggs; (P)2009 Penguin
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
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.
Acupuncture student with a long commute to school who loves quirky horror and sci-fi/fantasy
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
faith hunter, jane yellow rock series, she is also a skin walker
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
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.
Good story. Easy to listen too. Entertaining narrator. Kept my solid interest through out most of the book.
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.
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.
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.
Gonna ask for my credit back
Love sci fi, faieries and the like. Werewolves beat vampires always
Mercy being played
Mercy nobody stands in her way
Mercy she is on everyone's sidee
Wolves meets coyote
No. Nothing is ever better than having a book in my hand.
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.
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!
Yes, if you like the genre of witches/werewolves/vampires etc, and you like a strong female protagonist, this is a good choice.
Right at the beginning when Mercy reveals her nature...
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.
i wouldnt know that to be exect as i dont physically read books anymore only listen to them
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
of the whole series it would be mercy merried to the local alpha warewolf
this is a great audio book series i can not wait till a new book is out
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.
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.
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.
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.
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