Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Audiobook Review - Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Narrated by Lorelei King
Series: Mercy Thompson #4
Ace / Penguin Audio
Publication Date: February 5, 2009
Date Read: April  3, 2017 (2nd read)
Source: Purchased - Audible
Length: 9 hours 8 minutes

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.
My Review

I enjoyed this book even more during this re-read.  This is definitely one of my all time favorite series and I honestly believe that everyone who hasn't read these books yet should run to the bookstore right away and buy them up.  This is the fourth book in the Mercy Thompson series and it picks up right after the events of the previous book.  It is really important that this series be read in order since some of the events are carried over from the previous book.  I really had a lot of fun with this audiobook.

On major focus of this Adam and Mercy's relationship.  They both really do care for each other and want to make things work.  I like how carefully they are with each other.  Mercy is a mess after the horrible events of the previous book and Adam is there for her.  He really wants to help with her pain and if he could I am sure he would take it away.

The mystery in the story is centered around vampires.  I like the vampires in this world so that works out well for me.  The local vampires have painted crossed bones on the door at her garage and she decides it would be a good idea to get out of town for a bit.  Her friend from college has a little problem with a ghost so Mercy goes to help...and runs into more than she bargained for.  Stefan plays a large role in this book and really proved how much he cares for Mercy as well.

I love Lorelei King's narration of this series.  I am amazed by how well she voices all of these characters and keeps things consistent from book to book.  The emotional aspects of the story really come through during her narration.  I was able to listen to this book for hours at a time largely due to her wonderful delivery of this story.  Lorelei King is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators.

I would highly recommend this series to other.  This was my second time experiencing this book and I hope to read it again in the future.  It is really that good.

About the Author
Photo: © Mike Briggs
#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs lives in Washington State with her husband, children, and a small herd of horses.

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  1. I can never get enough of this series! I'm hoping to get book 9 read sometime this month if time allows. I totally love Adam and Mercy as a couple.

  2. I have not read this series yet but I love a good book with a vampire! Great review.

  3. Working through this series at the moment. I really should give in and download the audio.

  4. I've already purchased the latest book of this series but haven't purchased the rest. Haha. I don't know what to do now. :-D
    Anyway, Awesome review, Carole. :)

  5. I haven't re read them yet but I loved them all a lot

  6. Why is it that every books of hers sounds really promising? Dang! I'll look her up in my TBR, I think I've got atleast 1 from hers.

  7. I so want the new book noooooooooooow, but will wait for pb

  8. I really need to get going on this series. It always gets pushed back for something newer.

  9. I remember really loving how this one picked up things for Mercy after the events of the last book. Everything is handled so well.

  10. One of my favourite genres. I will definitely have to check this one out.

  11. She really is an amazing narrator. And an amazing series. Glad you're enjoying going through them again. I so want to do that one day :)

  12. I absolutely love books where the re-read just make them even more amazing, and a good narrator can definitely help with that! I need to get back to Mercy's world, Carole, I miss all the magic, the action and the romance, too!
    Great review :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  13. I've only read the first book but really liked the world she set up and the various relationships, especially between Mercy and Adam. Curious to see where that goes! The vampires were a little freaky in the first one!


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