Narrator: Lorelei King
Series: Mercy Thompson #1
Published by Ace Books
Pub Date: January 31st 2006
Length: 9 hrs, 14 mins
Format: Audiobook | Source: Purchased
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
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Mercy Thompson's next next-door neighbor is a werewolf. She's tinkering with a VW bus that happens to belong to a vampire. But then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself...
Mercy is a shapeshifter, and though she was raised by werewolves, she can never be one of them, especially after the pack ran her off for having a forbidden love affair. So she's turned her talent for fixing cars into a business and now runs a one-woman mechanic shop in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.
But Mercy's two worlds are colliding. A half-starved teenage boy arrives at her shop looking for work, only to reveal that he's a newly Changed werewolf - on the run and desperately trying to control his animal instincts. Mercy asks her neighbor Adam Hauptman, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, for assistance.
But Mercy's act of kindness has unexpected consequences that leave her no choice but to seek help from those she once considered family - the werewolves who abandoned her...
This has always been one of those very established series I’ve been wanting to read. But of course, squeezing it in was always the problem. Until I got the audiobook! Perfect solution!
I don’t really know how to describe what completely won me over with this book. I loved all aspects of it, really. Mercy, a strong heroine. Adam, the alpha who completely intrigued me from the get go. The world building, which I’m guessing we’ve only seen a bit of, was totally magical. The plot was mysterious and exciting. The secondary characters had so much character, they completely cemented my feelings on how much I will enjoy the rest of this series. And the setting! I absolutely love the setting. Really, any book set in Washington state will be a winner for me. It’s one of my top places to visit one day.
The audiobook (Penguin Audiobooks, Released 9/1/09, length 9 hrs and 14 mins), narrated by Lorelei King, was so completely well done. Lorelei King’s performance is stellar. I was hanging on every word. I plan to continue this series via audiobooks, especially since they’re all read by Lorelei. It’s the type of story that, when read perfectly, is completely cinematic.
If you’re in the market for an adult urban-fantasy story, whether it be via audiobook, which I highly recommend, or just in print, you will do yourself a favor by picking up Mercy Thompson.
What Some Friends Had to Say About It…
Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog – “Patricia Briggs has a writing style that draws you into the story quickly and never lets you go!”
Carmel @ Rabid Reads – “I’m thrilled to report that Moon Called fulfilled my need for a kick ass werewolf book tenfold.”
Amber R @ Awesomesauce Book Club – “This book is one of those books that I immediately have to read the rest of the series. Seriously, it’s that good.”