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  • River Marked

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 6
  • Written by: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

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
  • Mercy Rocks

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-05-11

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Reviewed: 2018-08-22

River Marked is one of those entries into the Mercy Verse that I love for multiple reasons. One is because it explores Mercy's native heritage in a respectful was, which is rare in modern media.
(Spoilers)
Another is that even though this should be a turning point in the series it really isn't. In so many stories the main protagonist getting married incites a sever change in who they are. However, Mercy and Adam remain themselves throughout the book. Their banter doesn't change, nor does marriage solve their character flaws. it's nice to read a series where the main casts marriage isn't the end all of everything.
As for Lorilei King, she owned this. The narration is spot on as always. Definitely something I'll listen too again soon.

  • Silver Borne

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 5
  • Written by: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
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    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

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
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  • By Jamie on 2018-07-01

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-01

Silver Born is, as always, a fantastic meshing of Patricia Briggs' amazing stories and Lorilei King's wonderful narrative talents.
Lorilei King makes all the characters come alive. Going so far as to give each one a unique voice designed around each one. The extra effort into making each character pop makes this preformince incredibly enjoyable to listen to.
Of course none of that would be possible without the rich and expressive world Patricia Briggs has written into existence. Silver Born is an excellent continuation of Mercy's story. It resolves past story lines, paves the way for new ones, and expands the cast of characters in an enjoyable fashion. It's truly worth the listen.

  • Heart of Obsidian

  • Psy-Changeling, Book 12
  • Written by: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

In 2006, Nalini Singh introduced the beguiling and sensual Psy-Changeling world in Slave to Sensation, which spawned a series that has had readers and critics cheering. Throughout the incredible 11-book run there has been one question that has tantalized Nalini's legion of fans. Now, in the eagerly awaited 12th book in the series, Nalini Singh finally reveals the answer to the biggest Psy-Changeling mystery - an answer so surprising we wouldn't dare spoil it. Even if we knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Jamie on 2018-06-20

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-20

Heart of Obsidian is (guiltily) my favorite psy-changling book. I actually own 3 separate copies of the physical book. Nalini Singh wrote a masterful dark romance that consumes the senses, and Angela Dawe clearly poured her heart into bring it to life.
Kaleb is so beautifully written. I swear he just comes to life in the mind. Sahara is just so easy to understand too. These two are a wonderful couple that are crafted to perfection. The trails and herdships they face will take your breath away, and you'll find yourself desperately on the edge of your seat to find out what happens next.
As for the over arching plot of the series, alot happens here. This book helps shape the changes that come in later books. Sahara and Kaleb's story is fundamental to your understanding of later books in the verse. You won't want to miss it.

  • Moon Called

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 1
  • Written by: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

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
  • Be ready to be drawn in :)

  • By Gwen on 2019-05-13

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-20

The very first book in the Mercy Verse timeline. A very well done story beautifully crafted by Patricia Briggs and brought to life by Lorilei King's rendition. Like most first books in larger series the universe is a little vague, but Mrs. Briggs tightens that up in later novels. This story is what made me fall in love with the Mercy Verse. There's such magic and beauty in it. All wrapped up in a fascinating story with characters primed for ripping out your heart and running off with it. Just give it a try. You won't regret it.

  • Bone Crossed

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 4
  • Written by: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By Jamie on 2018-06-20

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-20

Once again Patricia Briggs and Lorilei King come together to make magic.
The story is as masterfully preformed as ever. It's clear that King has thought hard about how to portray these characters. Her effort and preformince help bring these characters to life.
While personally I feel that Bone Crossed is one of the weaker entries into the series, it still remains an enjoyable read. Or reread in my case. It helps expand some vampire and werewolf lore in the verse and explores the relationships between characters as well. It's a good read overall, and I encourage you to give it a try. You won't regret it.

  • Iron Kissed

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 3
  • Written by: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Entertaining

  • By Robin McGuire on 2018-07-15

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-20

Lorilei King does a masterfully emotive job of bringing this story of Mrs. Briggs' to life. Between the intriguing plot line, realistic character interactions, and the care into the messages this story delivers this book is over all well crafted.
Expanding from the last two books focus on wolves and vamps, this book helps explain and expand our knowledge of the Mercy Verse fae. Mrs. Briggs did an excellent job representing them, and you can tell how much research went into writing this. The care she takes with the cultures she's writing with is one of the reasons Patricia's series is so well loved.
I have and will continue to encourage others to partake in this series until the end of time.

  • Slave to Sensation

  • Psy-Changeling Series, Book 1
  • Written by: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Nalini Singh dives into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind - and none of the heart. Born a Psy, Sascha Duncan must hide the emotions that mark her as flawed. But a passionate Changeling will tempt her to reveal everything - and risk her very soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Jamie on 2018-06-20

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-20

Over all a beautifully done rendition of one of my favorite books. Angela Dawe breaths life into the characters Nalini Singh so expertly crafted. The over all mechanics of the universe have some rough spots, but those are evened out in later books. This series is and continues to be one of favorites year after year.

  • Dead Heat

  • Alpha and Omega, Book 4
  • Written by: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles' role as his father's enforcer. This time their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great writing by Patricia Briggs

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-13

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-03-31

Once again Holter Graham has made a story come alive with his talent and skill. The way he voices characters makes them come alive until you can practically picture them. This reading was delightful.
Dead Heat is a great expansion on the Alpha and Omega storyline. It introduces us to things from Charles past, expands our knowledge of the change, and fleshes out werewolf culture as a whole. We get some characters from past books come back, which is delightful, and learn new things about old favorites.
Once again Patricia Briggs has woven a colourful and insightful tale ripe with many a character I would love to learn more about. I have and will continue to encourage my friends and family to read these books, and I hope other people do to. The universe Mrs. Briggs writes is a marvelous place I'd love to get to know even more.

  • Fair Game

  • Alpha and Omega
  • Written by: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles. Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves - all of them were.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By James on 2018-09-14

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-03-25

I'm going to preface this review with a warning. My feelings for this book are complicated.
Holter Graham once again delivered an amazing performance that brought the story to life. I listen mostly on my 2 hour walk home after work at 1am and need by quite when crossing the residential parts of town. Mr. Graham's rendition has, at times, forced me to slap a hand over my own mouth to stifle my giggles. I'm also lucky that I take a very untraveled path home because otherwise far to many people would have seen me grinning or frowning at seemingly nothing.
Mr. Graham does a fantastic job voicing these, and that's all that can be really be said about it.

Now for the story. Beware of SPOILERS.
Honestly Fair Game is my least favorite book in the series, which is weird because it does so much for it. This book advances the plot in all the Mercy Verse, gives Charles the kind of deep seeded character development Anna got in the prior novels, and gives us a broader look into way the humans in the Mercy Verse actually feel about our primary protagonists. It carries both Alpha and Omega and the Mercy Thompson storylines forward in a new and fascinating ways. The characters are well rounded and I feel like I can understand why most of them do the things they do. Overall it's a masterfully crafted story.
It also deals with several things and topics that hit close to home. Especially the ending. As a family member of a CSA victim whose assulter got off Scott free due to lack of evidence the ending hits way to close to home. It sucks because it's so realistic. What happened at that trail is exactly what would happen if supernatural things were around in our world, and the brutal honesty of that hits me luck a sucker punch every time. As someone who has had to grit their teeth and smile while finding out their family member's case won't even go to trial, I emphasized with Lizzie so much it hurt.
And then there is the horned lord. Look, I'm sorry but it really upsets me that the first decently big role a mentally disabled person plays in Mrs. Briggs's stroy is an uncontrolled, feral being who rapes and murders. It felt like the same 'the mentally ill are dangerous animals who must be contained' BS I've had shoved down my throat my whole life. Only it's worse because between her feminist undertones and decent handling LGBTAQ+ matters I though Patricia Briggs was beyond that.
And maybe it's unfair of me to say that. Mrs. Briggs does make a point to have Anna imply that she thinks the horned Lord's crimes are because of the environment he was raised in and the people he lives with. She never says that his nurodivergence is what makes him do all the bad things he does. Still it sits there like an undercurrent, and it bothers me.
maybe I'm just to sensitive though. Don't let my gripes turn you off. overall this book does so much for the Mercy Verse as a whole and I like it for that. It's a good read, and I still think everyone I know should give it a try.

  • Hunting Ground

  • Written by: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son - and enforcer - of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charles's reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. Now Anna and Charles must combine their talents to hunt down the real killer - or Charles will take the fall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved

  • By Reva S. on 2019-03-11

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-03-19

Once again Holter Graham does a masterful job of making one of Patricia Briggs' wonderful books come to life. His performance is both calming and emoteative(sp?). It was a complete pleasure to listen to this.
(spoilers ahead)
Hunting Grounds is an excellent installment in the Alpha and Omega storyline. It addresses several questions readers of the Mercy Thompson books had about why exactly Bran got to choose when all werewolves came out, and adds quite a bit of lore into the Mercy verse. It really helped flesh out some of the back story of this universe, which was rather needed.
Also, as a bit of a mythology nerd, it was just tickled pink by Mrs. Briggs knowing that Lancelot was a later addition to the Arthurian Lore. You can tell alot of research went into writing this book. It makes it a real treat to read.