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Iron Kissed

Mercy Thompson, Book 3
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Series: Mercy Thompson, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The third novel in the international number one best-selling Mercy Thompson series - the major urban fantasy hit of the decade.

Mercy Thompson: Mechanic, Shapeshifter, Fighter.

It wasn't hard to follow the scent of blood to the living room where the fae had been killed. It had been a violent death, perfect for creating ghosts.

Mercy Thompson enjoys life as a mechanic, but life is never simple given her increasing closeness to the local werewolf pack, and her ability to change into coyote form at will. And when a member of the fae community calls in a favour, needing her skills for a covert murder investigation, she jumps into the hunt.

But the dangers multiply and she clashes with shadowed creatures of great power. When her old boss Zee is charged with a brutal assassination, Mercy find herself fighting alone. There are those who love her, who would keep her safe, but she is wary and holds her freedom precious. Until, that is, she has nothing left to lose but her life....

The Mercy Thompson Series:

Moon Called

Blood Bound

Iron Kissed

Bone Crossed

Silver Borne

River Marked

Frost Burned

Night Broken

Fire Touched

Silence Fallen

Storm Cursed

Shifting Shadows (Stories from the world of Mercy Thompson)

©2008 Patricia Briggs (P)2009 Penguin

Critic Reviews

"Brigg's third novel featuring [Mercy] Thompson (after Blood Bound) is another top-notch paranormal mystery; her well-balanced contemporary world, where humans live uneasily among werewolves and fae, is still a believably lived-in world; the ever-present." (Publishers Weekly)

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must read - but audio glitches

Love this series, I have read the books many times and thought I would give the audio a shot. There are a few jumps where you miss a paragraph or two, which is annoying and or I can keep regardless of already reading the book or not. So even though overall it was decent, bare this in mind.

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Another good listen

loved it could nor put it down listen all the way through in anticipation of the next word

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addicted

loved the whole thing. the end specially got me all emotional. well written and the narrator did so well!

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Great book , pity that the recording skips

I love how Ms Briggs work uses breadcrumbs that seem small parts of the story before but suddenly turn into large plot lines. As the series goes on that seems much more so even. It’s a pity that the recording I bought skips in a couple of places. It doesn’t do the work or the performer who, I might add gives a great performance in all the books I’ve listened to of this series to date. (All books released to date). I deleted and redownloaded just to make sure it wasn’t my device. It did it again. Props to the author and the voice artist.

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love it

love it 4th time reading it. narrator is good just i thought the character would sound abit younger then older .. overall the book is good

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Love Mercedes Thomson

Any additional comments?

Where are the rest of the books on Audible? How can they jump from book 3 to book 8
not fair.

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  • G. J. Krupa
  • 17-01-2016

Great but where are books 4-7?

Why on Earth does Audible have books 1-3 and 8 but not those in between?

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  • Farnham_red
  • 29-11-2015

Great story but darker than the others

What did you like best about this story?

Great story Couldn't put it down nice to develop a different group in this case the story centres around the Fae

Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favourite?

Mercy of course

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes it has it's lighter moments and makes you laugh at times but this one is more likely to make you cry

Any additional comments?

A few problems with the audio with some skipping which is a bit annoying
Even more annoying is books 4 to 7 in the series are not available on audible.co.uk. They are available on Audible.com though so they already are recorded.
I requested them weeks ago but still not available here just bizarrely book 8

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  • Munchkin
  • 28-12-2016

loved it

kick ass and viscerally real people and magic and relationships, a great read, looking forward to more

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  • Cas
  • 11-03-2016

A must Read!

Would you listen to Iron Kissed again? Why?

Fantastic novel by brilliant author ! Love this series and can read and listen to again and again!

What did you like best about this story?

Mercy always standing up for what she believes is right

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes was fantastic couldn't put it down

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-12-2015

Wonderful series- more please!

Where does Iron Kissed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my favorite books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mercy is a brilliant protagonist. I love how strong and loyal the character is.

What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Lorelei King doesn't sound how I expected Mercy to sound but she does a great job bringing to life a wide variety of characters.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book is one of the darkest of the series and, ahem, I might of cried a little... But it also has warmth and humor in it.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book and the second I finished it I immediately came to audible to download the next book in the series only to find Bone Crossed is not available. PLEASE make the whole series available on audible!

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  • brian b
  • 04-09-2015

audio skipping

not the best recording quality. seems to skip a lot . tried downloading and streaming.

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  • fantasy finder
  • 19-06-2020

great

gruesome but exciting, the story was gritty, however such an intesting listen with good characters

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  • Alison
  • 17-05-2020

Brilliant story

The Mercy Thompson books are amazing, they are thought provoking, emotional and intense. It was narrated well and allows the readers imagination to flow along with the story, creating great imagery. The only downside is that the audio seemed to miss out seconds then cut back in. I tried deleting and reinstall but made no difference.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-2020

Loved it!!

I've read the entire series by Patricia Briggs and listening it in Audible is adds another dimension of pleasure. Lorelei does a good narration!

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 15-03-2019

Iron Kissed

This book has a fun delight rolling through it, although Mercy is doing her best to free her friend. Following the right trail you don't see the real danger until she is right in the thick of everything. Excellent story read with great emotion. 👍