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  • Silence Fallen

  • A Mercy Thompson Novel, Book 10
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King, George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,774

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form Mercy escapes - only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe. Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • BAD PENGUIN.

  • By bluestategirl on 07-15-17

Amazing.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

This series brings it all. We know the main group of characters now and I'm invested in everyone of them. They are complex, have meaningful and often hysterical interactions together, and balance each other well.
The stories themselves are wonderful, fast paced, and incredibly interesting with all the interplay of the multiple paranormal groups. I find that aspect of these stories simply fascinating.
I strongly recommend you get this series. I've already pre-ordered the next book and can't wait to hear it.

  • Frost Burned

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 7
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,355
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,908

Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter, Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.... After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They've all been abducted.....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best urban fantasy series

  • By ShySusan on 03-09-13

Great series!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I continue to just love this series. The stories are top notch and time just flies by as you listen. I have grown attached to all of the characters and it was difficult to lose one in this story. The narration was fabulous as always, truly first rate.

  • River Marked

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 6
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,624
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,610

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Petra Grey on 03-08-11

Another great story in a great series.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Once again we have a fantastic story that explored the Native American side of Mercy and got to learn quite a few new things regarding her character and her magical abilities. I found the story very interesting and time just flew by.
The narrator was superb as always. I look forward to continuing on with the series.

  • Silver Borne

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 5
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,772
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,599

When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she'd previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down. It seems the book contains secret knowledge - and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommend

  • By Meghan M Jenkins on 04-25-10

A great series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I truly enjoyed the story, the characters and how they interrelate with each other.
The narration continues to be exceptional. I would not hesitate to get this series. It's very enjoyable.

  • Bone Crossed

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,954

In a world where "witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people" ( Booklist), it takes a very unusual woman to call it home. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy's found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so- human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Loved It!

  • By Cheri on 04-29-15

First 5!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

The narrator, characters, and the story itself was so good it deserved a 5.
I love the intermingling of all the paranormal groups. Each has their strengths and weaknesses and it provides a great vehicle for storytelling. This series is absolutely phenomenal and I encourage you get it.

  • Iron Kissed

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 3
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,991
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,891

When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It needed a trigger warning

  • By Helen on 07-21-16

Really loving this series except.....

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-18

This was an excellent story. Loved the Faye folklore, murder plot, everything. I'm getting a good feel for the characters now and they are entertaining and well fleshed-out.
The only annoying thing is how the two main characters act like junior high kids in the love department. It is highly annoying and I expect them to start play-slapping each other saying,"You hit me.....no, YOU hit ME." I understand it's a plot contrivance to slow down the progression of the love affair, but knock it off. It's highly annoying and beneath the overall tone of the book.
Otherwise, I really enjoy this series and it is a pleasure to listen to.

  • Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2

  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,428

Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action, Suspense and Great Charcters!

  • By Cheri on 03-23-15

Almost a 5

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

As we continue on with the series I will reiterate how fantastic the narrator was, how I absolutely loved the characters in the stories, and I liked how the author used different paranormal characters in her books.
I also think it very important to emphasize what an amazing narrative story this is. It is filled with enough menace at times that it made me squirm. The interplay between the different paranormal groups was fraught with tension, and the steely determination of our protagonist was a viable feeling. I felt no plot contrivances here. Everything these characters went through felt REAL and so did the stakes in the game. They put in their pound of flesh, oh yes, and we were there with them, rooting for them and hoping for the best.
Just a great series.

  • Moon Called

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,240

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A top notch Urban Fantasy heroine!

  • By Leiah@soireadthisbooktoday on 04-21-12

An enjoyable listen.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-18

I found this story to be a nice, well rounded listen. The characters were fascinating, with the author picking and choosing her way through anything from shifters, vampires, the Faye, witches ,etc with each group getting their highlighted areas throughout the book.
The protagonist is very likable with a penchant for sass, intelligence, and enough moxy to keep all the well meaning alpha males in her life from keeping her down.
The narrator was absolutely superb. There was a part in the story where she was doing the "voice" of an old, German Gremlin and you could honestly not tell that it was a woman speaking. You could only imagine the full embodiment of that character exactly the way the author had envisioned it. There was no imagination necessary, it was just THERE, and I imagine that is quite difficult to do.
I can't wait to continue the rest of the series.

  • The Spirit Thief

  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,470

He's not just any thief. He’s the greatest thief of the age - and he’s also a wizard. And with the help of his partners - a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls - he’s going to put his plan into effect. The first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head, so he’ll need to steal some big things. But he’ll start with somethingsmall. Something like a king....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining light fantasy

  • By Bronwyn Soell on 02-16-12

Thank God that is over!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-18

I have to admit the concept of spirits willingly giving up their powers to practitioners that promise to care for them and protect them was an interesting concept. I've lived in Chicago all my life so "pay to play" is a concept we completely understand and embrace.
However, the interest ends there. The narration was subpar. For example, the river/water spirit's voice at the end of the book was simply the narrator with his nose plugged. I'm not kidding. My Husband is now walking around the house talking with his nose plugged just to annoy me. It's the gift that keeps on giving. Well, 'tis the Season.All the voices and characters were bad stereotypes: the pensive fighter that does everything he can not to fight, the over anxious female practitioner that bullies and overreacts her way through the entire book, the cheeky, derisive theif/magician that has a quip for everything. Everything was so sophomoric, predictable, and just got tiresome. Save the credit. Avoiding this one is a good idea. This book is just hours of my life I'll never be able to get back.

  • Death Without Company

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,837
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,885

When an elderly local woman is found poisoned, Sheriff Walt Longmire begins an investigation that soon has him ensnared in a deadly spider's web. From Craig Johnson, author of the acclaimed novel The Cold Dish, comes this enthralling Sheriff Longmire mystery. With a distinctive literary flair, Johnson leads us into the wide open space of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a wonderful find!

  • By Laura Harley on 10-04-07

Superb

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Ok, let's hear it for George Guidall! He's just a superb narrator that takes the author's words and ideas and transforms them into sentient beings. I absolutely love this series. It is clever, the pace is perfect, and it's hysterically funny. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.