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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.
©2006 Patricia Briggs; (P)2009 Penguin

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The Queen of Paranormal Fiction.

In November of 2010, (when I was still a relative audiobook neophyte), I found Patrica Briggs' Mercy Thompson series. (How, you might ask? They say the gods favor fools, but it might have been the advertisements.)

Coincidentally, at that time I was also beginning to accept that my (@#%&*) health was going to keep me grounded, even though I still had a mind -- and a nervous system -- that wanted to FLY! (And have a career. )

I was as fidgety as a toddler with a can of RedBull, and I desperately needed a distraction.

So, BOOKS!

Thus began my addiction to the golden combination of great stories read by equally great readers. For hours and hours, I could stop the circular argument in my head between what I wanted and what my body would allow. And low and behold, I found I could actually, finally, relax!

(I seriously thought I'd invented the wheel, but enough about me.)

PATRICIA BRIGGS is, in my opinion, one of the great Queens of PR series. And, along with Faith Hunter, and Jeanine Frost, they are MY standard by which all others are judged -- at least in this genre. They all also have the added bonus of having truly great narrators, making their series treasures you can listen to over and over, and not be bored. (I know I do!)

I could synopsis Mercy Thompson for you, in review after review of the 11 books in this series, as well as several novellas, but you know the drill. Werewolves, vampires, fey, goblins, gollums, and ghosts -- and a few things there are no names for -- they all inhabit this world. They're ubiquitous in escape fiction today, because they make for great characters, and interesting stories. Unfortunately, not everyone can put a well written foundation under the airy fairy worlds they write, so there's a lot of crap out there, too.

Consequently, there are very few series that are as superbly written as the Mercy Thompson books. Patricia Briggs has taken what might have been a throw-away pulp genre and given it dimension and richness, and it's own kind of reality. It's in the turn of phrase and the mastery of the skill of writing that puts Briggs -- and Frost, and Hunter -- miles above the competition.

There is meat on these bones, and a plot that will keep you engaged long past the hour when you should have met with Morpheus on the road to sleep.

If you haven't read them yet, what are you waiting for?


SUPER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: For Everyone. A nice romance but no explicit sex, mild language, creative but relatively mild violence (with a few exceptions). I consider this adult fiction because the stories and relationships are complex. It is occasionally violent, and can at times depict horrific scenes of death. (But you know your kids better than I do.)

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Cute, but G Rated

Great book, story, characters, etc. but not spark. Even so, I will most likely read the whole series. Great narrator.

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A good start to a series

A 4 of 5 stars rating for the Werewolf novel Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1) by Patricia Briggs. Set in the pacific northwest of the USA, this book exposes that "fae" (supernatural creatures) live among us and have only partially "come out of the closet". Mercy is a shape shifter (traditional American Indian style: woman become coyote; not a werewolf). She lives near a wolf pack though is not a member. Mercy becomes involved in the politics of the pack or more precisely the politics come to her door step. Well written, interesting characters, interesting "world". The payload of this book was a bit light-weight, but, opens to door to more stories. Hence, I will likely continue with this series of novels. I do recommend this book.

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It Sucked Me In

Not something I would normally read but Audible suggested during a sale s I gave it a chance. DAM YOU AUDIBLE! When I finally got around to listening, I some how got sucked into it and was buying the series without my credits. I think the books are geared more to women than heterosexual men I have no problem saying I loved them. I always want to say Lorelei King deserves a lot of credit for making this a good book to listen too.

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  • sandra
  • decatur, TX, United States
  • 02-17-11

Glad I got past the ridiculous book cover

The writing in this is solid, the characters are interesting and not especially stereotypical. Too bad the book cover make this appear to be a harlequin-lite, I'm sure it turns off more than a few people like myself who wouldn't touch that kind of moronic fluff normally! A $4 sale made me willing to take a chance on this, glad I did!

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Very enjoyable

I had this referred to me and, to my pleasant surprise, I found it very enjoyable and well worth the credit. I generally don't appreciate much of the dark urban fantasy that is out there other than the Rachel Morgan series, and even some of that has too much of the Harlequin feel to it. I do try most of it hoping against hope for the best. This was a good and fresh look at a human/fey world and was well done, especially for a first book in a new series.

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  • Deborah
  • Enosburg Falls, VT, United States
  • 06-24-10

Moon Called

Wonderful series! The author and the reader are an incredible team. This series is a great mixture of fantasy, suspense, action and romance. The characters are really rich and fun. The romance between the two main characters really enhances the story, but doesn't bog the story down. I don't read romance novels, but a little romance and sex in a book like this is fun. The author develops the romance between the two characters thru the series and makes it intriguing to watch. It's fun, sexy and easy to believe. Each book is complete enough to stand alone, but it's better to read the books in order since some things are built on what occurred in a previous book, but not dependent on it. The reader is really good and is able to develop voices and stay true to them thru the series; you know exactly who is speaking all the time. I highly recommend this series and have to a lot of people!

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  • Jana
  • Riverside, CA, USA
  • 04-16-10

Engaging story.

I'm a fan of fantasy. This book, being mostly about werewolves, is a bit out of my general reading territory, but was definitely worth listening to. The characters are well done and interesting and the plot makes you want to keep listening. I definitely recommend it.

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  • Stephanie
  • tucson, AZ, United States
  • 05-08-12

GREAT SERIES

JUST FINISHED THE SERIES AND REALLY LIKE IT. FOR THIS TO BE THE FIRST BOOK IT WAS AMAZING. GREAT CHARACTERS AND NARRATOR.

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  • SA
  • New York, New York United States
  • 05-24-10

Captivating

I exercise while listening to audiobooks. I would extend my workouts just to hear what was happening next. This book is a supernatural mystery with a little romance thrown in. The characters and the supernatural world the author creates are interesting and three dimensional. I highly recommend this audiobook.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful