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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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  • Gysel
  • Greenville, SC, United States
  • 10-12-12

I wish there was more....

Would you consider the audio edition of River Marked to be better than the print version?

Absolutely!

What was one of the most memorable moments of River Marked?

Mercy in action... with the giant Fea.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed all of it. The descriptions was fantastic!

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

yes

Any additional comments?

There was a lot of new information, new charcters....easy to get confused if you are not careful.

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  • Angie
  • COLLIERVILLE, TN, United States
  • 09-20-12

GIVE ME MORE

Would you listen to River Marked again? Why?

listened to this one twice, I had to go back and confirm a few context clues that hint at what might be coming up in the next book...can't wait.

What was one of the most memorable moments of River Marked?

I was seriously concerned for our girl on the banks of that river! I mean she really gets herself in some spots. Also, what's up with the daddy vision? That's all I'm gonna say, no spoilers from me!

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

Love Lorelei King, she does male voices as well as female, and she gets that frustrated Werewolf voice just right, you can really tell Mercy can irritate even the most patient man. LOL

Any additional comments?

When is the next one coming out? Make sure you read the Alpha and Omega series too.

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Patricia Briggs is a remarkable person!

If you could sum up River Marked in three words, what would they be?

Enjoyable for life!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I am torn between Mercy and Adam. If I have to choose, I would pick Mercy. She is the person I would want to be!

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

Mercy

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

It made me cry and laugh and at times, it even made me mad.

Any additional comments?

I can read this story over and over!

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  • Brian
  • MARSING, IDAHO, United States
  • 08-20-12

Wow

Would you listen to River Marked again? Why?

I would listen to this book many more times. Not only was it well written and entertaining but the narrator did a great job.

What other book might you compare River Marked to and why?

Can't really compare this book to just one. There were things from different books but the way that Patricia Briggs wrote this is also different than anything else.

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

Lorelei King brings character or spunk to the characters. I find that enjoy her individual characters but then there are characters that are brought to new life. her voice is captivating.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Two unique newly weds get more than they bargained for on their honeymoon.

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to the next book. I loved the work done on all these books.

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Left me confused.

I was really enjoying the whole series, read it all in a weeks time. I was so happy to get to the last book to see how it would all end to find myself asking 'Who wrote this one?" I guess I was expecting more with Mercy and the pack them working out their difference, but she jumped to tie up a loose end with Mercy and her Dad. I did not think this was a loose end due to the fact the guy was suppose to of been dead this whole time. All the riddles he speaks in and some of the other's left me confused as to what was going on and who was who. Never did manage to quit understand If that man was her Dad or not. Then we end the book with Mercy's letter to Adam....Didn't she live? So why are we ending the book with the letter?
I felt jilted since we never got to see them settle all the differences and never really got to see the romance between the H/H. Now I ask, was this really the last book in the series??? I hope not, too many things were left undone.

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Slower pace ... I still liked it

I think the author was somewhat less inspired when writing this book - but that resulted in a more leisurely pace that I still enjoyed. There was more character development and background and less raw plot. I especially enjoyed that she branched out into Native American magic.

With previous books in the series I hated having to pause the playback when I got to work (I listen to and from work). With this book it was much easier to pause ... but I still liked the book a lot.

My only complaint is that that the author must have read earlier reviews about her stories being a little to PG (hard to believe with vampires running around, but true). At the end of the last book, and throughout this book, she tried to venture into an R rating ... but you could tell she was uncomfortable with it. I would have preferred continued discretion to the awkward introduction of more sex.

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  • Kristy
  • Kansas City, MO, United States
  • 07-10-12

Mercy kicks butt again!

My favorite of Brggs' work, this series is great. With a steely heroine and the best of the storyline. I love the narration and the stories Briggs creates.

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  • The Wife
  • SPRINGBORO, PA, United States
  • 06-24-12

H. E. A. for Mercy!

This book was wonderful to read for those of us who have been rooting for Mercy to have a Happy Ever After. So glad she finally CHOSE someone, and it was an entertaining end to the series. Though it would be nice if it continued, as I love the narrator, and there are so many other aspects of this world that can be explored. Great conclusion to the question of "who will she end up with?".

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  • mt
  • 06-09-12

Good series

Where does River Marked rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I had read the others in this series was fun to listen to the last. I enjoyed the Mercy Thompson series.

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  • Jacquilyn
  • PITTSBURGH, PA, United States
  • 05-29-12

Great Story from a great writer

Briggs always brings a great story and River marked is no exception! In this one we get to learn more about Mercy's back story and we see the relationship with Adam develop more. Great pick.