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Smoke Bitten

Mercy Thompson, Book 12
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Series: Mercy Thompson, Book 12
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
5 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman. My only 'superpowers' are that I turn into a 35-pound coyote and fix Volkswagens. But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I'm going to need them.

Centuries ago, the fae dwelt in Underhill. When they were cast out, they left behind their great castles, troves of magical artefacts...and their prisoners. Without the fae to mind them, those creatures roamed freely through Underhill wreaking havoc. Only the deadliest survived.

Now one of those prisoners has escaped. It can look like any creature it chooses and if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction and can make you do anything - even kill the person you love the most. Now it is here, in the Tri-Cities. In my territory. 

It won't - can't - remain. Not if I have anything to say about it.

Mercy Thompson returns in another thrilling instalment from number one New York Times best-selling author Patricia Briggs.

Books by Patricia Briggs:

The Mercy Thompson books

  • 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)
©2020 Patricia Briggs (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Patricia Briggs is an incredible writer...I love hanging out with the amazing characters in this series!" (Nalini Singh, New York Times best-selling author of the Psy-Changeling series)

"It is always a joy to pick up a new Briggs novel." (RT Book Reviews)

"Patricia Briggs never fails to deliver an exciting, magic and fable filled suspense story." (Erin Watt, number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Royals series)

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well read!

Patricia writes some of the best relationship dialogue. I love how her characters work on good communication with each other. this book explores what happens when communication errodes. yet somehow, Patricia still writes meaningful, funny, and realistic lines for her characters. love it!

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Mercy

Absolutely loved it and Lorelei King did amazing things with her voice!!!
Will read again

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fabulous story

loved it the characters are so good can't say much without giving away the story so I will only say that I will read it again like I have with all of this series. thankyou

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-04-2020

brilliant.💚

Another brilliant Mercy Tompsom tale, they just get better with each new book.
Narration was perfect.

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  • A. Jenkins
  • 28-03-2020

Great listen.

Smoke Bitten is a contemplative book, I enjoyed diving back into Mercy’s universe, resolving some things and exploring others.

The ending gives a happy surprise and confirmation that all is well for now...

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  • 匿名
  • 04-04-2020

Love the Mercy Brooks,.

Funny, action, good characters. I eat it all raw, can't wait for the next book.

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  • Farnham_red
  • 02-04-2020

As good as I had hoped

The Mercy Thompson series is one of the very best in this genre - something I realised having been scratching around some of the others and most of them are not as good. Here we have another attack on Mercy and her friends and its as gripping as always. Lorelei King is just the perfect narrator. Fortunately she is back narrating on her own which is much better. If you like the Mercy books you will like this one shame we have to wait for Particia to write another one now

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  • Ian B.
  • 31-03-2020

And the best bit....

Is the last sentence! A series that just gets better and better. Three more words.

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  • Misty
  • 23-03-2020

Amazing

Every time I listen to/read another Mercy book I am more amazed by Patricia Briggs and her story telling abilities. Every book is so different then the last yet somehow connect to the last in such a way that you don’t need to have read any other book to be able to just jump into a a series midway. This book had so many bad guys all wanting something different. All in all 5 stars just were not enough but were all I could give.

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  • DebB
  • 24-04-2020

Excellent as ever...

This is first and foremost a love story. Yes the escaped fae talked of in the synopsis is part of the story, but there are two other strong strands to this book, and while there is danger and battles and injuries (my how Mercy gets battered, in every book), what made this different, and really enjoyable for me, was the love story - it's not schmaltzy or girly - this is a grim determination to stand and fight for what you want, and in this case, it's the person you love.
There's are inner monologues from Mercy, sometimes at times of high intensity when I'm thinking, just get on with it girl, enough with the introspection, there's bits and bobs of input from some of the favourites plus a few who haven't featured much before, but this a very much Mercy's show, there's a Wulf issue that goes nowhere, and after the revelations about Sherwood in the last book I was hoping for more on him, but he's not around - but overall I very much enjoyed this.
Brilliantly read as always.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 19-03-2020

Smoke Bitten

Thia is another great storyline, with lots of different badies trying to beat Mercy ans Adam. Read brilliantly as ever by Lorelei King.