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Alpha and Omega

A Novella from On the Prowl
Written by: Patricia Briggs
Narrated by: Holter Graham
Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
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Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.

©2009 Patricia Briggs (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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This was my first audio book. I actually read this in the On The Prowl novella collection when it first came out since I was already a fan of Patricia Brigg's work. I started buying the CD audiobooks for her books for my brother as I wanted to share the series with him and he's too visually impaired to read them at any decent speed. I used to read them aloud for him but after losing my voice while reading all of Blood Bound to him in a single weekend I am delighted to discover an easier way of sharing one of my favorite authors with him.
The narrator has a pleasant voice which is both soothing to listen to and emotive enough to keep me interested. As I've said before I've read this book before and know the story, but even with that forknowledge I was still excited to hear the ending. this was delightfully delivered and I'm quite pleased after listening to it. I think audiobooks are going to be a thing I share with my siblings much more often.

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  • Owyn Dominick
  • 2017-09-17

Price too high

I thinki it's WAY over priced for just being a Novella, but I had the rest of the series so I got it?? Still too much, though

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2013-02-14

The beginning of the Alpha and Omega

This short story take place just prior to Cry Wolf and I think is so important to the story line. I'm so thrilled that this is now collected and in place in my iPod playlist and narrated by (**big sigh**) Holter Graham. The story and narration are excellent. It doesn't matter that it's not long - you only wish it was longer - but wait it is - it just slides right into Cry Wolf after all. If you are a fan of Patty Briggs and love the off shoot of the Mercy Thompson series about Anna and Charles, this is a MUST buy.

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  • Sabrina
  • 2016-09-07

Cost vs Benefit

$17.00 for a 2 hours novella is a little excessive in my opinion. If it was not for the fact that this book is so essential to truly understand the Alpha/Omega series I would not have bothered. Luckily it is wonderfully written, the performance was average which left some of the feelings and energy a little flat. I would still recvomend the series as a whole.

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  • ❤️ Cyndi Marie ❤️
  • 2018-01-14

✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

I love the story of how Charles and Anna met so when my book club picked Cry Wolf as our next discussion I knew I had to start at the beginning! Even though this book is very short, I think it is very important to the story. We learn so much about how the packs are ran and about this world in general just from this story. Anna and Charles are my favorite characters in the whole "Mercy World" and I think part of that is because of this novella. Learning about Anna's past and about even a little about Charles helps to build these characters so much that watching them grow in the series is great.

Holter Graham is perfect for this series! I love the slow soft almost uninterested tone he gives to Bran and Charles!

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  • Patti
  • 2013-02-05

Finally the novella at audible

I read this wonderful story by Patricia Briggs in the On the Prowl anthology years ago. I've rarely had a short story get me so involved and invested in the characters as I was with this one. Even though I've never used my monthly credit on something as short as this, I pre-ordered it when I saw it was going to be available and read by Holter Graham. As always he does a wonderful job and I enjoyed the story just as much the second time around. This is a romantic story but still seems more of an Urban Fantasy than a Paranormal Romance to me. If your looking lots of sex this isn't for you. If you want an very interesting and charming story about the first meeting of a pair of werewolves with some background on the workings and rules of a pack or if you've listened to the other books in the series and want to know how it all began, you should enjoy it. But be prepared to want more of Anna and Charles when you've finished. I'm re-downloading the first novel in the series for a second listen as I write this review .

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  • JJ Marie
  • 2019-01-17

good short story but the price is ridiculous

I liked the story and understanding the beginning ut the price for how short this is.. it's a bit much. I'd rather have just read it for a much smaller price

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  • Christen Quintero
  • 2017-08-02

Not happy

This novella cost something like $20 for 2 hrs and 25 mins but reviews mentioned that it was important for background information before Cry Wolf so with difficulty I used a credit for it... THERE IS NOTHING NEW IN THIS THAT WASN'T ALREADY TOLD IN CRY WOLF. So, why did I just have to pay a credit (or spend $20!!) on something contained in the first book???

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2013-12-15

Great addition to the story

I read this story the first time back in 2009. I realized that "Alpha and Omega: A Novella from On the Prowl" was a new adventure for the story of "Alpha and Omega." Listening to the new novella tempted me to start this series all over again. Sooooo, I am now doing the happy dance because this series makes me happy.
The H and H are strong and good. The adventures are amazing, the action scenes are exciting and the entire story is compelling! PB pulls you into a wonderful world. I am not reviewing the actually book as much as just expressing how pleasing it is to start this series over again. Well I guess it is kind of a review if you realize that I spent money to purchase the books and I am now willing to purchase the audible versions of those same books.
So I am posting this to all of the books in the series, because I will be listening to them for this Christmas season! :)
Yes. This series is worth all of your credits LOL

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 2015-03-03

HE DID NOT KNOW EVERY WEREWOLF IN CHICAGO

This is listed as a romance, yet? This was probably the most smartly written werewolf book I have ever read. Briggs understands wolves/dogs. Included in the story are the smells, sounds, and noticeable body movements of a canine. Anybody who owns a dog, knows that a dog's world consists of these three things even more keenly then eyesight. My dogs know my body language and pay more attention to it then any human. This is obvious in Briggs writing. I did not see this so much as a romance, although I believe it becomes more so in the series. I enjoyed it.

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 2013-02-09

A 'MUST HAVE' ADDITION TO AN AWESOME SERIES

This is the prequal to Cry Wolf book 1 in P.B.'s Alpha & Omega series and, although I have already listened to the series so far, it's still a worthy listen because it finally gives us the background to Anna and Charles's story.

Yes, it's short but it packs a lot in - kidnapping, abuse, secrets, trust & respect, pack laws and punishments but we're left with a budding sweet romance between 2 unlikely people that needs lots of tender loving care which is fortunately then carried forward and seen throughout this brilliant series.

Worth a credit? Well, because I'm up-to-date with the series, it was a bit of an indulgence but if you're a fan of the series then it's a must have but I just bought it and saved my credit for a longer more expensive listen.

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