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Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2

Written by: Patricia Briggs
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.
©2007 Patricia Briggs (P)2009 Penguin

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Another wonderful Listen

If you like Urban Fantasy this is a great series to choose. Wonderful narration, excellent world building and all around a story that just keeps you wanting it to never end.

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  • Deborah
  • 2010-06-24

Blood Bound

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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  • Cheri
  • 2015-03-23

Action, Suspense and Great Charcters!

I really enjoyed listening to this book and learning more about "Mercy Thompson's" world.

There is action, suspense and great characters; I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series! (I only wished I had not waited so long to read these books!)

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Deepseabc
  • 2011-01-15

A Sequel that's better than the original.

BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front) - Moving from the Werewolf arena to the Vampire one, I found Blood Bound to be more exciting and captivating than Moon Called. Definitely listen to them in order as there are a few new characters, but this series seems to be furthering each characters development as the storyline progresses.

Plot - WIthout giving away any spoilers the book picks up a couple of months after Moon Called ended. The author does not spend a whole lot of time recapping every aspect of the Werewolf's but touches on the main points and get's right into the new dilemma at hand...Vampires. With the Vampires as the antagonists in this book it interesting to hear yet another author's rendition of the 5 W's with respect to Vampires. Because there was less time spent setting the scene (already taken care of in Moon Called) pretty much the entire 9+ hours was spent solving the crime and further developing the love "triangle" that spawned in the last book.

Narrator - Despite not being one of my personal favorites Ms. King once again does a good job. You'll rarely hear me complain about a narrator being brought back for the follow-on books and with a few exceptions I enjoy her voice inflections and ability to smoothly transition between characters through only using her voice.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Mysticalsister
  • 2009-12-06

Great Series gets better!

The whole paranormal thing has caught on -- and let's face it, some of the series are not that great. Not so with this one. Briggs writes a great character who has her reasons for being tough and self reliant. But Mercy changes over time, as she should, and watching the characters grow and develop is the real fun of reading this series. With a brilliant performance by Lorelei King, I highly recommend!

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  • Swartzie
  • 2017-09-13

Excellent overall, but the cadence can be wearing

Ms King tend to occasionally favor a habitual cadence over a more natural read, which I personally find annoying, but a part from that it is very well performed, and one of my comfort reads to boot.

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  • Ninjosh
  • 2017-02-27

Let's Get the Bad-Guy! (then...very little action)

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend it... but with a few warnings.The main warning being that they know who and what the enemy is from almost the very start of the book... then they wander around for 80% of the book not doing anything about it... the characters that do try and do anything are not documented. You just hear that they went to try and do something about it... but no details are shared of the actual encounters.

In a nutshell... the first 10% and the last 10% of the book are entertaining. But everything in between is quite dull indeed.

Would you be willing to try another book from Patricia Briggs? Why or why not?

Sure! I like the author a lot in general. The first book in this series is great and paces very well. I have not read the books after yet, but I hear good things about them as well.Based on her potential, I would not give up on her so easily (after just one mediocre book).

What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

The audio narration is fantastic. Lorelei does a fantastic job. Not her fault that the middle of the book is a bit underwhelming.

Did Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2 inspire you to do anything?

Not really anything in particular. Though right now I feel inspired to read the third book... if only to give Briggs a chance to captivate me like she did with the first book.

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  • erobbins33
  • 2015-10-08

love...quadrangle?

Poor Mercy! What's a walker girl to do, when all those big strong alphas are sniffing around? kick butt and take names, of course! this professional sounding book was very well done, and the choice of narrator was perfect.

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  • GH
  • 2015-07-17

Mercy kicks Vamp butt!

Mercy Thompson is back in the novel whose focus revolves around the vampire seed. More specifically her friend Stephan. Briggs evolves the emerging love triangle in this book taking the tension for 1.5 to 2.25 out of 10. She is upping the stakes. As far as the plot goes, it's solid, engaging and makes the minutes fly by.

Lorelei Kind does her usual excellent job. After two of these novels and am in for the third and forth. I'm hooked and I will read them all. I give this a solid thumbs up.

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  • SuSuz
  • 2012-11-29

Excellent 2nd story in series

A demon possesed sorcerer-vampire runs amuck in the Tri-Cities, and its up to Mercy Thompson, mechanic and coyote "walker" to rescue her werewolf and vampire friends. Very good story, second in the series, and we learn more about Mercy's background, watch her juggle a love triangle between two werewolf beaus, and in general kick-ass while staying likable and relateable. I love the narrator's performance! Excellent voices for each character.

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  • Kenneth
  • 2011-08-11

not a fan...

uh, yea this is way too PG / romantic for me. I expected a badass skinwalker she-killer, instead i got a mild mannered, sarcastic heroine. can't love 'em all!

8 of 13 people found this review helpful