4.5 “Mercy to the Rescue” Stars for the story and narration!
Ok, I think we are back on track with Frost Burned, the 7th book in the Mercy Thompson Series! For those of you who have been following my reviews of this series, I felt like something was slightly off with the sixth book of this series, River Marked.
In Frost Burned, however, the action and suspense were fast-paced and addicting, and I enjoyed getting to see many of the characters we have come to know and love from this great UF series. In fact, we even get a taste of the characters from the spin-off, Alpha and Omega series with a prolonged, guest star appearance by Asil “The Moor” (one of my favorite, Alpha and Omega characters by the way–I haven’t fully caught up yet with the Alpha and Omega Series either, but I do so hope that one day Asil gets his HEA)!
What there is less of overall than the earlier books in this series is any romance, or really more characteristic of the earlier interactions between Adam and Mercy, an overarching sense of attraction between these characters. I suppose once you’ve gone through seven books (kind of like 7 years of marriage!), it’s kind of difficult to keep that side of the passion intensity just as sharp, so it’s to be expected.
The narration, as always by Lorelei King, was fabulous. Her consistency in voicing the numerous characters across so many books is remarkable. Lorelei King’s voice and Mercy Thompson are synonymous in my head at this point. And moreover, Ms. King’s pacing and attention to the mood of the scene is superb. The only reason I didn’t give the narration a 5 as usual, though, which is really not Ms. King’s fault, is that I love the voicing of Asil by Alpha and Omega’s narrator, Holter Graham, so much. As a result, I just couldn’t settle in to believe that Ms. King’s version was the real “Moor.” But, past recognition aside, the narration was great.
So, all in all, an above average solid listen by one of UF’s best author/narrator duos, Patricia Briggs and Lorelei King. Now I’m once again looking forward to catching up completely with the two remaining released books in this series.
Source: Library Loan.