Audiobook Review - River Marked by Patricia Briggs @Mercys_Garage @PenguinAudio

River Marked by Patricia Briggs
Narrated by Lorelei King
Series: Mercy Thompson #6
Ace / Penguin Audio
Publication Date: March 2, 2011
Date Read: July 6, 2017 (2nd read)
Source: Purchased - Audible
Length: 8 hours 54 minutes

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.

An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River - one that her father's people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help....
My Review

This wasn't my favorite book in the series but it was still a really good story.  If you have been following my reviews you probably already know that I adore this series.  I remember reading this book back when it was first released and enjoying it and I liked it just as much on this audio re-read.  This is a series that I have made a point to keep up with and look forward to every installment.  I had a lot of fun listening to the audio of this story.

This story takes place away from most of the group and I have to say that I missed some of the characters that I have grown to love just a bit.  Mercy and Adam are there for the whole book so I didn't have too much time to spend missing everyone else.  Mercy and Adam are off on their honeymoon but they end up getting involved in a situation that needs their help.  There are some interesting characters that are a part of this installment including some that knew Mercy's father.

This book had a lot of really good elements.  I like how Mercy and Adam's relationship just keeps getting stronger.  I really cannot get enough of these two and think that they are just perfect for each other.  The chemistry between them is amazing.  It was interesting to learn a little bit more about Mercy's background.  Her father is really quite a mystery so getting the chance to learn a little bit more is really quite exciting.  There was plenty of excitement in this installment.  I mean there is a river monster to be battled so of course there is some excitement.  This was the kind of book that you just don't want to put down.

Lorelei King does an amazing job with this audiobook.  I really didn't expect anything else.  She has done such a fantastic job with all of book in this series that I have listened to so far.  She has become the voice of Mercy form me.  She does a great job with a large cast of characters and brings a lot of emotion into the story.  Her voice is very pleasant to listen to and she read the story at a very natural pace.  I was able to completely lose myself in this book for hours at a time.  I can't wait to listen to more of this series.

I would highly recommend this series to others.  I do think that this is a series that really does need to be read in order since the relationships between the characters develop throughout the series.  I can't wait to continue with my re-read of this series very soon.

The Series - Mercy Thompson
Book 6 - River Marked
Book 7 - Frost Burned
Click the links to read my reviews for the other books in this series!
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. This was my least favourite book and I really missed The Pack being around. The next one is my favourite so far! ( I haven't read nine yet)

  2. You're killing me here. I read the first books in both of these series (Alpha & Omega,) and neither grabbed me. If I had all the time in the world, I'd give them another go. I might anyway. LOL

    Great review!

  3. I am not a huge fan of UF, and yet this series-- and The Others-- grab me big-time, and I read them all! Maybe I'm just very picky and need to find the perfect UF scenario for me...

    Anyhow, this was my least fave of all her books & don't really know why, but I remember I was able to put it down several times until finally finished. But then she redeemed herself with the next one. Now I'm up to Night Broken-- can't wait! She is such a talented writer!

  4. I adore everything Briggs have written

  5. I haven't read a lot of urban fantasy but this series and your love for it definitely has me wanting to start it. Nice review. Glad you liked the audiobook too cause sometimes those are a hit or miss for me in the sense that the voices don't really pull you in.

  6. I think I'm like the only one who liked this one as much as the others. It did give me my anti-otter stance, though. lol

  7. Oh yes I always have a great time with this series!

  8. I began this series before my audio obsession and love them. I listen to her Alpha & Omega series which are awesome.

  9. I never read the author before. This sounds like a great series. I need to check this one out. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Even though this wasn't a favourite, it sounds like you still managed to really enjoy the story, and that sounds good to me! I'm glad you're also enjoying the audiobook aspects of it :D


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