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Moon Called

Mercy Thompson, Book 1
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Series: Mercy Thompson, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

'I didn't realize he was a werewolf at first. My nose isn't at its best when surrounded by axle grease and burnt oil....'

Mercedes Thompson runs a garage in the Tri-Cities. She's a mechanic, and a damn good one, who spends her spare time karate training and tinkering with a VW bus that happens to belong to a vampire. Her next-door neighbour is an alpha werewolf - literally, the leader of the pack. And Mercy herself is a shapeshifter, sister to coyotes. As such, she's tolerated by the 'wolves but definitely down the pecking order. As long as she keeps her eyes down and remembers her place, the pack will leave her in peace.

©2006 Patricia Briggs (P)2009 Penguin

Critic Reviews

"The best new urban fantasy series I've read in years." (Kelley Armstrong)
"Plenty of twists and turns....Kept me entertained from its deceptively innocent beginning to its can't-put-it-down end." (Kim Harrison, bestselling author of Dead Witch Walking)
"I enjoyed every minute of it. I love Mercy and can't wait for her to kick some more ass." (Lilith Saintcrow)

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Fantastic, believable, fast paced

I have read this book a number of times before but am just experimenting with Audible. What a fantastic experience. listened to it in one sitting and just could not stop. The narrator managed to distinguish between the voices of everyone so well it was a pleasure to listen to.

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My first Briggs book

This was the first Patricia Briggs book I had encountered and now I am definitely keen to read more. She gives her characters great depth and detail, and I enjoyed the combination of action & mythology.... With a touch of romance/sexiness.

The performance in this audio book was good. Easy to listen to.

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good storyline

I liked it but I'm a bit more on the gritty side and there's not much steam happening here. there were convenient moments of realisation throughout which helped the book along. it's also only book 1 so I suspect ms briggs is paving the way.
great narration by Lorelei all the different accents were great.
may come back to book 2...

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good

A good story, well narrated. Entertaining. I listened to the whole book in one session.

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***Moon Called***

I shake my head and thinks why haven't I bought Patiricua Briggs books before now because she is a fantastic writer omg I love Mercy Thompson she is different from a lot of heroine she gives as much as she gets and more. It's a brilliant plot with lots of twist and turns, I didn't even expected the ending. It's sad though. Lorelei King she is amazing, she can do all the voices and still she make them all unique in their own right.

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Loved it

Great read with interesting characters. Can’t wait to continue this series. Loved the strong female characters, loved the narrator. You won’t regret investing in this series.

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  • Hanna
  • 22-12-2015

I love this book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's on of my all-time favourite authors!

What other book might you compare Moon Called to and why?

Sandy Williams "The shadow reader". Both are great stories, intriguing characters, good dialog, a mix between action and romance.

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

Mercy!

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

Just that I kind of fell in love with Adam a little bit...

Any additional comments?

Read it!!

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  • Miranda
  • 03-11-2017

Brilliant story but narrator was confusing

Loved this as a book but the narrator confused me. All sterotypes and little difference between certain character voices.

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  • Neelesh
  • 22-03-2016

okayish story...

it was an okay novel.. may be the author was building up a plot for future books but in itself..not bad at best

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  • Farnham_red
  • 04-09-2015

Very enjoyable book very well narrated

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes - it has a good story, the principle character is very likeable and the narration is excellent

What other book might you compare Moon Called to, and why?

Its in the same lines as the Sookie Stackhouse ( but without the sex) and Jane Yellowrock ( our heroine is also a shifter ) stories. It is set in our world but where Vampires and Werewolves and other Fey characters are very active. There are some subtle differences and the Werewolves have a bigger role than Vampires in this book - bit of a hint in the title there. If you like the Stackhouse/Yellowrock books you will probably like this

Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Not yet but I will and hope she is as good in those

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

Made me laugh in a few places

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed it and will be downloading the next book in the series soon

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  • Misty
  • 27-06-2015

Loved it

I love this book so much I now have it in hardback, kindle and audio it is one of my favourites as you can see. Lorelei King really brought the story to life fabulous job. Overall no way will I be returning a book that is not only written by a great storyteller but read by a fabulous narrator.

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  • L
  • 20-07-2015

Brilliant

I loved this book, and I will definitely be getting the rest. Mercy is a great character. She feisty, funny and cheeky and she doesn't let herself be pushed around. I also really like the fake that she's not supernaturally strong or stunningly beautiful, she's just a normal woman who happens to turn into a coyote. It makes her much more believable and likeable as a character, plus we all love an underdog.

The narrator did a good job and has a pleasant voice, which made the book enjoyable to listen to as well.

Overall I really liked this book and would happily recommend it to others.

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  • Helen
  • 13-11-2015

4th time.

This is the 4th time I have listened to this audio book and would happily listen again. Weather it's good or bad, I have a thing for lorelie King's voice, she brings the book alive. I have listened to all books that she has narrated and she is amazing. This book and the whole series is fab.

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  • karin
  • 22-10-2015

Great easy to listen to book

Great narrator and an entertaining story. Love the lead character - no nonsense and good sense of humour. Will have to listen to the rest now!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-07-2015

Great idea

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would because Patricia Briggs is a great author

What other book might you compare Moon Called to, and why?

Bitten by kelley Armstrong is similar having werewolves witches and monsters in the stories

Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Mercedes is left with Bran by her mother

Any additional comments?

A great set

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  • Nicola
  • 12-06-2019

wonderfully written and told

I have read and enjoyed these books for year but finding them on audio has been truly magical. highly recommended.

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  • john
  • 31-01-2019

was ok

the narrator voice is good don't konw what other review is on about, was an enjoyable book

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  • Martin mannion
  • 14-01-2019

Voice sounds generated

Like the series, narrator is terrible sounds generated, not how I imagined her to sound which can be OK at times but the narrator does not sound human.

I don't review often but this narrator is so bad I hope no one has to suffer it.

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  • Visenja
  • 21-12-2018

Disappointed

This genre is right up my alley and read good reviews.. But sadly I find it to be slow and boring, I have heard about 5 hours into the book and for the last three I have thought about returning it, but kept going in the hope that it would grow on me... But no... Am giving up..

The book can just nok keep my attention, I have no connection with the characters or the storyline..

No recommendation for this book from me.

The narrator is good and is absolutely doing well with what she have to work with...