Lure of Oblivion

Mercury Pack, Book 3
Narrated by: Jill Redfield
Series: Mercury Pack, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
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Gwen Miller may be a human, but she has no problem taking a stand against her own kind. She's going to testify against the teenage boy she saw viciously assault a lone shifter female - and no amount of pressure from the boy's wealthy family will make her back down. But when the harassment turns violent, help comes in the form of a lean, toned wolf with winter-gray eyes.

As a guest at Gwen's inn, shifter enforcer Zander Devlin can't help but notice that the fierce and leggy brunette is in serious trouble. Since she's putting herself at risk for one of his kind, keeping her safe is the least he can do. That's not the only reason Zander wants her close. He desires her, even as the wolf inside him backs away from her. But his feral instincts are hard to keep down, and as they take shape, they're harder for Gwen to resist. Then again, embracing them could be the only thing that could save her life.

©2017 Suzanne Wright (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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As great as those that preceded!

I was dumb founded by the negative reviews I read. This book was just as good as the others in the Mercury And Phoenix Pack series. My only complaint is that they don't come out quick enough.

If this is the first that you Are considering, I urge you to start with #1 of the Phoenix Pack. This books have very explicit sex scenes so if that bothers you, pick Another series.
-V from Kansas

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what happened ?

I enjoy ALL Suzanne Wright books, I read them as soon as they're released. I started listening to the audio versions and fell in love with Jill Redfield's performance. I mean the way she does male character voices is pretty freaking great.

That being said - I'm not sure what happened with this one. Her female character sounded so bland and flat, absolutely no personality came through for me. There was really next to no emotion there for me. Also, for some reason, the reading was off too. She was pausing in places that made no sense, like in the middle of a sentence It's possible that maybe they were editing fails as opposed to narrator issues.

The story itself was great. Once again she's switching things around when it comes to the coupling. This was the first time we got a shifter/human mating and that was great. I do wish we'd gotten an inkling of Zander's scent as we have in the past books. As usual, we have a mate almost dying but holy cow, this one was freaking brutal.

Bottom line, I love Jill, I really do, but this was not my favorite rendition of Suzanne's books by her. The story was great, but they're getting a little predictable. Still, I can't wait for the rest of the series.

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✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

I love all of this authors books. It doesn't matter how long it's been since I listened to the last book, I can jump right in and not need to remember all the details from the last book. These books are always HOT, funny and full of excitement. I missed some of the characters that were missing from the other books but I enjoyed Gwen and Zander's book, love when a human and shifter are true mates!

I love this narrator but I'll be honest, I think this series needs a little something new. Either a new narrator just to keep the characters different or Jill Redfield needs to add a little more diversity for these characters. Every book in the Phoenix Pack & Mercury Pack sounds the same, especially the Men.

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My Thoughts on Lure of Oblivion

This newest addition to the Mercury pack series was a good one. It gives readers a new look at mates with two fantastic leading characters. This gave us a great chance to revisit with beloved characters from previous books. It had an excellent storyline filled with fighting, suspense, emotionally and mentally damaged pasts to overcome and of course love. This book would have been another 5 star winner for me, but some of the pet names Zander had for Gwen were a bit off putting and I felt like a little bit of Gwen's quirky side was reminiscent of Roni, and MaKenna, and Riley. There was enough distinction given to avoid a complete feeling of deja vu, but the random facts spouted (made up or real) or sentences left unfinished and things like that to get under the leading man's skin playfully has been done with a few of the leading ladies now. I love these characters but hope they don't continue to have such similar personalities going forward.

The narrator of this series continues to do excellent work and I love her voice for these characters. I would love to check out more by her in the future.

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A bit disappointing...

The story was interesting. Zander, Ally, and a couple of the bad guys were done well, but there was very little other pack interaction., which was a big draw in earlier books. And I just couldn’t get into the heroine. There was no passion there, and it seemed like every sentence contained profanity. Not an issue in any of Wright’s other books, but really overdone here. Gwen just seemed flat. Redfield does a great job with different voices. I am really tired, though, of her females’ nasally whining during sex, which is supposed to indicate a loss of control. Sheesh, who sounds like that?!

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Gwen and Zander were so lovable.

I loved this book. The narrator was pleasant to listen to. Plot was believable. I would definitely recommend this to my friends.

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Done that, been there.

I liked this story but all the stories in the series are starting to sound the same. I liked the characters but the Phoenix pack is my favorite. I’m not saying that I didn’t like the story, but the humor from the first books is missing and again the stories all have an underlying theme that needs to be changed up a bit or maybe the characters need to be more than the same one done over with only a different name. Unfortunately, I’m still irritated at the Mercury pack for their attitudes in the previous book, that it has soured me on the series as a whole. The only real twist was the ghost part, but that was only a small part of the story. Narrator does a good job.

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Did not disappoint

The only disappointing thing about this book is that now that I have read it. I have to wait for the next one. The story was good. Love to get lost on the shifter world. Zander and Gwen’s story was touching. The narration was excellent as always with Jill.

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Disappointed

I hate to say it but this one was the worst I have listened to the Phoenix Pack series and the Mercury Pack series multiple times and loved them but this one was slow and boring. There has always been repetition but mixing that with boringness and I barely finished.
Suzanne Wright is a great author but she dropped the ball on this one

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Was hoping for better

The plot of this story has some minor uniqueness while following a very similar plot line. Same ole same ole. If you enjoyed the other books and don’t care if the story is basically the same plot with small differences then you will like this one too. If you’re like me and are getting annoyed with the book deja vue
Then just re listen to one of the other books again and change the names in your head and there you go

I was hoping this time the narration wouldn’t be a clone of the previous books in this series as well as the other series associated with this one. Hoping a change in narration would improve the story line. I was disappointed

Jill Redfield has the ability to do so much more but instead she basically duplicates her performance from all the others in this story arch. Her main male character are interchangeable with the main male character in every other book. The same growling annoying orders in almost identical plots. It’s so tiresome at this point. I wonder if her jaws get tired from all the teeth clenching she does while growling out these male characters.

The females are the same too. Same “snarky” banter that suddenly is so breathy and overcome with passion. Every lead female delivery is with a deadpan sarcastic tone that sounds like every other lead female. Weirdly when they become secondary characters they develop more unique voices.

Basically this book was phoned in. I have to wonder why it takes so long to produce them they are just so repetitive

Don’t waste your credit if you’re hoping for something new

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  • A D.
  • 11-22-17

Loved it! (As expected)

I always love Suzanne Wright's books. They are unapologetically bold and sexy. This book is no exception. And I love that each book in the Phoenix Pack and Mercury Pack series allows the reader to revisit with couples from the previous book and experience how the packs develop. It is so easy to commit to the series.

Suzanne Wright and Jill Redfield make a stellar combination. Suzanne writes these incredibly bold paranormal stories with strong opinionated characters and Jill's performances bring them to life.

Thoroughly met my expecations!! Loved it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-14-20

another fabulous book!

I knew I was going to love this story from minute one. I've been desperately waiting for one of the pack to mate a human!
the story line was AMAZING. definitely one i will be listening to again and again

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  • samantha
  • 02-02-19

lovin it

the continuation of the series is great, easy listening with a quick flow to the story

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  • Angela ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends
  • 10-26-18

Got to love wolves!!!

Both the Mercury and Phoenix series has been seriously addictive. Despite the commonalities in each story, the characters have each had an individual story to tell. I tend to skip across the "mating" scenes, once you've read one you've read them all but I still can't get enough from these characters.

Jill Redfield is an amazing narrator and really brings the characters to life.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 09-25-18

Lure of Oblivion

Yet another great shifter story, with even bigger twists and turns than normal. Loved it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-16-18

As brilliant as usual!

Love this series. Loved the mc and zander. As brilliant as normal and I can't wait for more!!!

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  • Raluca Gherhes
  • 01-02-18

entertaining and keeps you intriged... interesting

it keeps your imagination running. it's an interesting story line with great characters... great book

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  • Farnham_red
  • 12-05-17

Usual formula pretty much as I expected

If you are familiar with the Phoenix Pack and Mercury pack books from Suzanne Wright you will know exactly what to expect and are unlikely to be disappointed.

If not don't start here but start with Feral Sins as the books will work better starting at the beginning.

Usual guff - Feisty Damsel needs some help, enter brooding male who just has to help. Both have issues and don't see to start with they are destined for each other, some steamy sex, then the baddies get a bit out of hand plunging all into dire peril - you can guess the rest.

Great literature it isn't but its all good fun, and if you like the formula this is a good listen. Jill Redfield does her normal excellent job. If you like the predecessors in this series you are unlikely to be disappointed with this one.

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  • jamoz23
  • 09-03-19

Great Narration.

Have bought this book as I enjoyed it so much. Read through KU whilst also flicking and listening to the audible version too. What a great idea to Read and Listen. Very handy using my headphones when doing stuff around the house. I don’t lose the flow of the story. I have to say the narrator for this book was one of the best with an enjoyable narration. Lots of inflections and I could tell most of the characters apart. BOOK REVIEW One of my favourites in these connected series. An enjoyable read with a good plot. Makes me laugh that humans who behave like this call shifters animals. Liked Gwen, she was a fabulous heroine. Great how her family dynamic worked. Zander was great, loved how he and his wolf behaved. Love how this plays out and nice to see the shifter council actually acting in the correct way. Not sure why Gwen hadn’t told Julie about the creepy therapist. She is not helping her by not telling. Of course he plays into the story eventually. Know what happens to Ezra, Brandt and Nelson, just not absolutely sure what happened to the rotten mother Moira. Think Yvonne dealt with her but would have liked it clarified a bit more. I am reading these in the correct order, not series order. Read through KU whilst also flicking back and forth and listening to the audible version too. Very good narration which takes you along for the ride.

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  • karen grave
  • 12-30-17

loved the twist and turns in this storyline

it was good to meet Zander and Gwen. The supernatural was a perfect zig and adding Corey the mix was a clever zag. hope Suzanne is writing more. I've finished the Phoenix and mercury tales and am a bit lost....I'll miss them all

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-29-17

another good chapter of this series.

enjoyed this next chapter of this series. still waiting on Dorians story though hope that's the next in this series.

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  • lacey
  • 12-18-17

love this series

love love love this series suzanne i cannot wait for the next book once i start i cannot stop amazing story lines

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  • Imee_Benz
  • 12-11-17

***Into oblivion***

As always another winner from Suzanne Wright wow i am not looking forward for this series to end one bit, i am completely addicted to the Phoenix and Mercury packs. Zander and Gwen story is as magnificent ad those previous ones, it is thrilling, dark and decadent, witty and deliciously sexy as sin. It has everything you need in an amazing story. I have experienced happiness, exvitement, suspense that made me bite my nails and heart break that made me cry, and its all because of Jill Redfield narrative she is without a doubt one of the best female narrators if not the best in the audio world. thank you xoxo

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  • Brad
  • 11-29-17

Yep she did it again

Once again Suzanne has written an amazing story that keeps you hooked the whole way through. I can not wait to see which of Suzanne's characters will decide their story should be told next but I have already deposited the money in the I don't care what it is box but I am buying it