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River Marked Audiobook
River Marked
Written by: 
Patricia Briggs
Narrated by: 
Lorelei King
River Marked Audiobook

River Marked: Mercy Thompson, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

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....

Have Mercy! Listen to another Mercy Thompson chiller.

©2011 Patricia Briggs (P)2011 Penguin

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    owen 03-23-12
    owen 03-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great listen"
    Where does River Marked rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this writer does an excelent job of wrapping you up in the story. The whole series rates at the top of my listening list.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that the auther brought native american mythology into the her series.


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

    I really liked the coyote caracter, his mishevoious nature is amusing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It took more than one sitting since it was a decent length, and i only listen when i was in the car for the most part.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recomend the series to anyone who loves modern supernatural storys.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John morrisdale, pa, United States 03-19-12
    John morrisdale, pa, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved It!"
    If you could sum up River Marked in three words, what would they be?

    Mercy kills monsters


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mercy of course! Patricia Briggs' leading lady is back, and as cool as ever.


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

    She's better at differentiating character's voices than I am.


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

    Not really, there's plenty of laughs, action, suspense, ect...


    Any additional comments?

    While I admit River Marked isn't the best book of the Mercy Thompson-Hauptman series, it's still excellent. And as a guy who's a fan of strong female leads, I really appreciate that Mercy isn't a damsel in distress, nor is this series a romance veiled as an urban fantasy. Sure there's romance, but not smutty, but there's also laughs, action, suspense, and very well defined characters. I recomend the entire series to anyone who enjoys urban fantasies.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Comanche, OK, United States 03-12-12
    Sandra Comanche, OK, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2013
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    "HISTORY!!"

    I love this series. This book gave readers/listeners & Mercy herself, history regarding her past, which did not derail the book's story but brought the story along. This is a great series, I can't wait until the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    aksblizzard 03-05-12
    aksblizzard 03-05-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "A Bit of a Disappointment"
    Would you try another book from Patricia Briggs and/or Lorelei King?

    Yes. I believe both are gifted storytellers.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Patricia Briggs again?

    Yes.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing. Lorelei King does an excellent job and I've listened to many of her reads.


    Do you think River Marked needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. The story was very unusual, difficult to follow and way too far-fetched. I was very disappointed in this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer San Carlos, CA, United States 02-04-12
    Amazon Customer San Carlos, CA, United States 02-04-12 Member Since 2011

    The World According to JimG944

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    "Mercedes steps-up"

    I rate the fantasy novel River Marked (Mercedes Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs 5 of 5 stars. This is the last of this series that is currently available. This story takes a different tact with Mercedes and Adam traveling on their honeymoon right into big problems with a River Fae. Why I say different tact is that this story was 90% Mercedes and Adam and the other characters in this world were minimal. Self-doubting Mercedes really has to step-up in this situation as Adam isn't as much help as usual. This was the most enjoyable story of the series and leaves me hoping Briggs will give us a 7th installment. Highly recommended if you have read the previous books. Overall I do recommend this series.

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    Thomas G. Brittan 01-30-12
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    "Fun & dramatic Modern Fantasy"

    I enjoyed the characterizations and storyline. It was fun & enjoyable & was glad that the relationship drama from earlier books (love triangles and such) was not present. The blending of traditional fantasy staples into modern society was very interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brent Dewey, AZ, United States 01-07-12
    Brent Dewey, AZ, United States 01-07-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to River Marked the most enjoyable?

    I like the character Mercy. She's interesting and self reliant, but not a super hero.


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

    I think she adds a dimension of reality to the characters that one might not find for themselves.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shelley Reif San Diego, CA 01-04-12
    Shelley Reif San Diego, CA 01-04-12 Member Since 2010

    Shelley Reif

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    "Good book"
    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to this whole series and I was glad when this new one came out. If you liked the earlier books, you'll love this one too. Mercy is... well, Mercy. This book doesn't have many of the characters from the series in it, pretty much just Mercy and Adam, but you get to learn more about Mercy and her heritage, which was really interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marian Knoxville, TN, United States 12-05-11
    Marian Knoxville, TN, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Weaker than the earlier books in the series"
    Would you try another book from Patricia Briggs and/or Lorelei King?

    I loved the first four books in this series. I liked the fifth one. This one was definitely the weakest of the bunch. As for the narrator, I always love listening to Lorelei King. She does a terrific job.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting aspect is the love story between Adam and Mercy. I love an Alpha Male! The least interesting aspect is the lack of the rest of the characters in the story. We don't get to spend anytime with the rest of the cast!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the wedding - it was perfect.


    Do you think River Marked needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    We definitely need a follow-up book to see what is happening with Mercy and Adam - I think we may have a surprize bundle coming!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 09-18-11
    Kevin 09-18-11
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    "This story line is nearly out of gas"

    I found the story moderately interesting, but it lacked the punch of the earlier ones. In particular, dealing with the current big bad monster by the poor little coyote seemed to be formulaic and lacked the suspense. Far below the first two or three stories. Still enjoyable, but disappointing.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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