Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.
An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River - one that her father's people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help....
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©2011 Patricia Briggs (P)2011 Penguin
I was very excited to find that in River Marked we get to see a more romantic side of Mercy as she and Adam take their relationship to a whole new level. While River Marked is a bit different from the previous books in that there is more romance which I loved. There is still gritty violence and some intense action and Mercy is still the star of the show. This series continues to be a favorite and Lorelei King an amazing narrator.
I have enjoyed each and every book in the Mercy Thompson series and I believe this is my newest favorite! I truly enjoy the writing of Patricia Briggs and Lorelei King did an awesome job bringing this to audio life! This was well worth the wait - can't wait for the next installment!!!
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Mercy is such a fantastic character. Trouble follows her everywhere including her honeymoon. While Mercy and Adam are camping, we finally learn a little more about Mercy???s father and what it really means to be a Walker. This is a short listen and the story has a nice pace to it. Lorelei King is back and wonderful.
I am a big fan of of the Mercy Thompson series....I love all of them except for this one. Part of the reason I like the Series so much is the fact that all of the characters are worked into the story line some how. This book just seemed to revolve around Adam and Mercy....I missed hearing Warren's smart remarks, or comments from the pack, didn't hear much from the vampire Stephan and nothing at all from Z. I just found it boring. I look forward to the next book, but I wasn't fond of this one at all.
Excellent narration, however, I am disappointed. I have loved the Mercy Books up until now. This one seems too "gushy" romantic and spends a lot of time focused on the relationship between Adam (the hunk wherewolf) and now Mercy's mate/husband. What has kept me buying all of Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thomas adventures is our heroin's independance, smart mouth and her ability to fight her enemies while staying loyal to her friends. In this book, Adam and Mercy get married hence alot of the book's dialogue is spent on how Adam makes Mercy feel, how good looking he is, and their "Pack Bond". We don't get to hear much about Stephan the vampire, Zee, the Fae, or dialogue from the other werewolves. I sincerely hope that Patricia Higg's next book gets back to the Mercy and friends rather than the Mercy's inner dialogue about Adam.
I may edit my review, as I am only 2 and a half hours into the 8+ hour book so far, but I felt compelled to write. At this point Mercy says, "Life with Adam wouldn't be boring," and I found myself saying out loud, "not like this book, then."
Seriously, I am over 2 hours into an urban fantasy and almost no action, mystery or fantasy has occurred. Instead, the reader/listener is treated to a lame over-written romance. I've read/listened to the other Mercy Thompson books before, and, apart from my distaste at Patricia Briggs' decision to 'rape' her strong heroine in an earlier book, I have generally enjoyed them, but I am struggling to continue with this one. I am wondering whether this is because this book is actually much worse than the others, or whether it is because I have come across a much better series since, in the shape of Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels books. The latter have their faults, but if you are looking for Urban Fantasy starring a strong heroine, they are much more fun and action packed. I have also re-read the Dresden Files since reading the other Mercy books, and compared to those (the No. 1 urban fantasy series imho) this is a harlequin romance - very disappointing :(
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