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Spiral of Need Audiobook

Spiral of Need: Mercury Pack, Book 1

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Ally Marshall isn't just a wolf shifter - she's a Seer. But a girl doesn't exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind. Disdain practically rolls off the Beta of the Mercury Pack... disdain mixed with a healthy dose of desire. And no matter how much the ruggedly handsome male appeals to her, this is one call of the wild she's determined to ignore.

After one betrayal too many, Derren doesn't have much use for Seers - except for Ally. Forced into acting as her protector, he finds himself intensely and passionately drawn to the woman who incites his primal instinct to claim. And when enemies target the pack, Ally's gift may be just what the Mercury Pack needs. Can he put his distrust aside, or will he force himself to turn his back on the one woman who makes his inner beast howl?

©2015 Suzanne Wright (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 10-04-15
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 10-04-15 Member Since 2017

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "FULL OF ACTION, HEAT & GRRREAT CHARACTERS"

    After Zeke finds his true mate his long-time lover Seer Ally happily moves aside but her life becomes a living Hell because of the petty jealousies, vicious set-ups and pack manipulation caused by his mate. Ally is a strong female and can handle herself and all the trouble and she walks away from conflict every time but she's reaching her limit of bullshit and she knows it's time to leave.... but where to? Ally's very good and powerful friend Cain secretly hears about the trouble even though he is in prison and calls in a favor from someone who owes him one.... the broody, unsociable and yet loyal Beta from the Mercury pack.

    Darren hates Seers and so too does most of the pack (for differing reasons) but he'd given his word and he can't go back on it even though he's tempted but as soon as he sees Ally his wolf sits up and takes notice. Oh, they both fight their attraction but the animal instinct wins over. They both think they can keep their relationship at just sex because misunderstandings are there from the start so they never suspect they will eventually become fierce, loving and protective true mates. But this is what happens..... especially when Ally's abilities as Seer saves lives, when her kickass no nonsense attitude is respected and when the sex brings them closer together.

    With lots of different pack action as Ally settles in, there's murder and kidnapping attempts, bloodshed as fur fangs and claws come out and lots of suspicion as to who and why the drama is focused on the members of the Mercury pack. Also Zeke's bitchy mate isn't anywhere near finished with her deadly plans. As with SW's other Shifter books the sex scenes are great and the Hero is a dirty mouthed Alpha type who knows what he wants and loves and fiercely protects it when he gets it.... because nothing stands in his way (and don't you just love em).

    Worth a credit? Dual POV's, addictive sexy and action-packed storyline and a great narrator who brought all the scenes and all the many characters to life which made a good book into an awesome listen. It would've been worth a credit but no need to spend one as I just buy books that are under $10 and save the credit for a more expensive (but maybe not as enjoyable) listen.

    21 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri 03-28-16
    Cheri 03-28-16 Member Since 2012

    Love to listen to audiobooks!

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    "Awesome Shifter Story!"

    This was another great shifter story by Suzanne Wright. The Mercury pack is basically a spin off of the Phoenix Pack which was a really hot! I look forward to the next one in the series!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 10-11-15
    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 10-11-15 Member Since 2017

    I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

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    "Seriously over the top"
    Would you try another book from Suzanne Wright and/or Jill Redfield?

    I don't think so. I've tried 3 times already.


    What could Suzanne Wright have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The last 3 books I've heard are starting to sound exactly the same...the dialogue, action, sex... The characters behave & communicate the same no matter who it is, so really they all could have just been one person. Also, the dialogue between characters is super weak and only focuses on raunchy sex-and not that I'm opposed to a well written, descriptive scene-but Suzanne's scenes are just...well trashy. <br/><br/>I don't know what she could have done beside scrap the book and start over.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I don't really know if Jill did anything wrong as she just tried to work with what was given butt it did make me not want to hear her whining ever again.


    Was Spiral of Need worth the listening time?

    Absolutely not. Unfortunately, I was on a roadtrip and was stuck listening to this.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't recommend this book at all, unless you like a book with no point or substance.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    K 10-01-15
    K 10-01-15
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    "LOVE!!!"

    Simple as that. Suzanne does a great job, entertaining, funny, action packed, interesting and last but by no means least, unpredictable.

    Narration is pretty good too!

    Although a series book, it is a stand alone without the dreaded cliffhanger.

    Bring on the next one...

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tams (TTC Books and more) 02-11-17 Member Since 2012

    Avid reader, reviewer, blogger and budding author.

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    "Shifter story with a bit of mystery and suspense."
    If you could sum up Spiral of Need in three words, what would they be?

    Sexy, suspenseful and intriguing.


    What other book might you compare Spiral of Need to and why?

    The Pack Mates series by JD Tyler. The characters have some similarities and the writing for both series is fantastic.


    Have you listened to any of Jill Redfield’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, so I can't say to comparison, but I quite liked this narration.


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

    I laughed out loud more than once.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked what I heard and can't wait to start the next book in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey 01-09-17
    Stacey 01-09-17
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    "Drama is Such a Turn off!"

    This books is filled with 'skanks', bi***es, jealous spiteful women--ALL quotes from the book. This is how the women talk about other women. I love Suzanne Wright. This was just not very sexy. The drama between the women was more important than almost getting murdered. On top of that alpha's talking to other alphas rudely, the inability of wolves to understand each other, or even intuit lies makes no sense.

    Worst line, "I'm an Alpha and you're a Beta. That means I am more." How do packs let other people walk onto their land and challenge pack members.

    The sex was great and energetic and hot, and the price was great! Just not enough to counteract the lack of a good quality story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Suzannah 02-26-16
    Suzannah 02-26-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Narrator pulled off some cheesy lines!!"

    Although not my main genre of interest, I like a good romance book every now and then but this one didn't sit right with me. The story has a lot of good points but the empty sex scenes (and there are a lot of them) didn't say romance to me. It said would be rapist with willing victim, which didn't make sense considering the male lead's past. After the first few times, I got sick of listening to cringe-worthy lines and hit fast forward. "Oh, you know you like it."

    And I wish the author would've used a better term of endearment other than 'baby'. Who knows, maybe I fast forwarded over the couple sharing real loving moments instead of ripped from a cheesy porn video dialogue. I've read a few books over the years that have made me blush or fan myself but the scenes here made me just want to zip my cardigan closed tight and hit fast forward.

    Although generic in nature (every guy is hot, hot, hot), the scenes (when everyone has their clothes on) are the good kind of generic and made me smile, laugh, grow indignant and so forth so I felt for the characters, to a degree. If you either don't mind masochistic bed habits or don't mind skipping whole chapters, then you might enjoy this book...This is just not a series for me.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    ♡Louise♡ Ontario, Canada 11-03-15
    ♡Louise♡ Ontario, Canada 11-03-15 Member Since 2014

    Love me some creepy, scarey, suspenseful, thrilling reading - when discovered I could hear some of my favorites read TO me...Audible had me!

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    "Same ol' stuff"

    Same storyline as all of the phoenix pack series. Brooding male with a secret in his past, spunky female with a secret in her past. She has a thing for jerks who refuse orgasms as punishment. A few issues with other characters to even things out, and there you have it.
    Amazing narrator in Jill Redfield no matter what the story she's reading.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 10-12-15
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 10-12-15 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Sort of Phoenix pack, and still great!"

    If you are a fan of the Phoenix pack you will see many of the Phoenix pack in this book, and the same old good feelings apply!

    Ally's current pack has turned against her, through no fault of her own. Sure, she was seeing the Betta of the pack but when he found his true mate she backed off...just wish the she devil of a mate had left it at that, but OH NO, she had to start the Ally is Jealous of me and Zeke campaign that played on and on until the whole pack thought she was pathetic. Being viewed as pathetic is not a great situation for a a Dominant Wolf to be in, her old psychopathic friend Cain discovered her problem and sent in an old Wolf Friend from Juvey that owed him a favor. The bad thing is he and his entire pack had been duped by a Seer and they don't particularly like them...oh well, open hostility from strangers is better than open hostility from people she use to call friends!

    Great series, great characters, highly recommended!

    I'd say great for credit/sale/buy...but at $7.34 just buy the book and save the credit.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 10-05-15
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 10-05-15 Member Since 2017

    A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one. ~George R.R. Martin

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    "Amusing and Sexy."

    Another hit from Suzanne Wright. I love this series. I only wish there was a bit more action, but I'm all about characters who are kick ass and both Darren and Ally fit that bill. SW has created a bunch of characters that I like (smartasses) and I cannot wait until their books come out, I also love the kids. This is an amusing romance and I will defiantly be getting them all as soon as SW types them out. Narrator does a great job, she also reads the Phoenix series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    2/22/16
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    "good book"

    very good easy listening.allowed my imagination to work and well written it is what it says on the tin

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Grandma Julie
    Wigan, United Kingdom
    1/31/16
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    "I really enjoyed this performance"

    I found the way the Characters blended together to make the story believable. I would definitely want to read other books by Suzanne Wright.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jodie
    10/27/15
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    "Predictable and same as all others"

    I'm sad that I didn't enjoy this book. I was expecting great things as I'm a big fan of this author. I guessed the book ending pretty early on and it was pretty boring from then. Sex scenes always better than usual authors but again they could be pretty much lifted out of each book in the series.
    I feel this was a waste of money to be honest :(

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
    7/11/17
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    "OK book, a predictable formula from this author"

    The story is quite reasonable but runs to the formula used by the Author in the Phoenix series. Ally Marshall, a wolf shifter and Seer is disliked and mistreated by her current pack until Derren Hudson, who also despises her entire kind is persuaded in to taking care of her. Of course lots of action and and love ensues.
    As with the other series there is a large amount of graphic sex which I personally find uncomfortable but can over look if the storyline is strong enough.

    Very predictable but if this is your style then overall an acceptable story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sean manning
    england
    3/18/17
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    "Great book"

    loved this story will be looking for more of her books to read. The content was very adult so some people may not like it. It was a brill werewole story. can't wait to read more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Áine Creates
    Dublin, Ireland
    2/2/17
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    "Brilliant Continuation to the Phoenix Pack series"

    Great action as always from this author. If you like action, romance, strong characters and a few laughs thrown in this spin off series to the Phoenix Pack. I suppose it could be read without reading the Phoenix pack books but I wouldn't personally recommend doing so. My recommendation would be to read books 1-4 of the Phoenix Pack, this book, then book 5 of the Phoenix Pack then book 2 of this series. Anyway you would miss some really good books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saluki Selfie
    Hampshire U.K.
    12/30/16
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    "MERCURY BOOK 1"
    Would you listen to Spiral of Need again? Why?

    THIS A GOOD STORY FROM BEGINNING TO END


    What other book might you compare Spiral of Need to, and why?

    AS THIS IS A SPIN OFF SERIES FROM THE PHOENIX PACK YES I WOULD READ ANY OF THE BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR


    What about Jill Redfield’s performance did you like?

    SHE MAKES THE CHARACTERS COMES TO LIFE


    Any additional comments?

    I HAVE ALL OF THE PHOENIX PACK BOOKS AND I HAVE THE FIRST TWO FROM THE MERCURY SERIES. AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE BOOKS

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Farnham_red
    7/25/16
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    "pretty much as expected same as Phoenix pack"
    Would you listen to Spiral of Need again? Why?

    Probably not though I enjoyed listening to this It's too similar to other books in the series I wouldn't have a problem to listen again if it was all I had available


    If you’ve listened to books by Suzanne Wright before, how does this one compare?

    Yes and its a variation on the same formula as in the previous books. It probably works as a stand alone book but is probably better read in sequence ie after the Phoenix pack book 4.<br/><br/>If you haven't read them - Read Feral Sins first, its a better book! It also introduces some of the characters. Most of the rest arrive in books 2 to 4.<br/><br/>The story is very predicable - brooding male and feisty female thrown together against their will, both have issues to work through. There is the usual combination of dangerous situations and bedroom action sticking to the same formula as the other books.<br/> Its fairly obvious what is going to happen before even the first chapter is done with characters clearly defined as good or bad - its really just an enjoyable romp. <br/><br/>Bedroom scenes better listened to with headphones or the car windows closed to avoid embarrassment !


    Have you listened to any of Jill Redfield’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Jill Redfield does her usual good job, but some of the characters do sound the same as the others. She really brings the books to life though. I am sure they are better with Jill's narration than just reading the printed version


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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