Tuesday, December 27

Audiobook Review: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Author: Patricia Briggs
Narrator: Lorelei King & George Newbern
Title: Silence Fallen
Series: Mercy Thompson #10, Mercy Thompson World #14
Genre: UF, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Format: Audiobook
Published: March 7, 2017
Where I got It: Borrowed from library

Mercy Thompson has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy’s bond with the pack—and her mate—is broken, she’ll learn what it truly means to be alone...
Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes—only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe...
Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise...

This series is so addicting. Every time I say I'm going to take a break and focus on something else...I end up starting the next one. I love this world and these characters. 

Poor Mercy has the worse luck. She is attacked and abducted from her home territory while on a quick errand. She finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world. She is taken as a weapon to use against the alpha werewolf and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. Mercy happens to escape but finds herself without money, clothing, and utterly alone in the heart of Europe. Being this far she can't connect with her pack. On the other side, is Adam the alpha werewolf and Mercy's mate. His mate is gone and he can't reach her. Teaming up with some unlikely allies, they fly to Europe to find Mercy and meet face-to-face with a deadly foe. 

This was a different format than the others but it still was fun and worked. Here Adam actually gets some narrative and we get to see things from his POV. We even got to have another narrator step in for Adam's POVs. 

Mercy has the worst luck, but also the best. She is able to escape without much injury.  Buuuuut she has no money or clothing. She can't even fully connect with her pack or mate. She is alone navigating and trying to find her way home or safety. Poor Mercy, but it was nice seeing Mercy on her own in a different setting. It was refreshing. I also loved getting some one-on-one time with Adam. We got to learn a little more about him and see him deal with the baddies.

The ending did drag on a tiny bit. I just wanted everyone to resolve the issue and reunite. 

The duo narrators were a little jarring for me at first. I am so used to Lorelei King being the voice for everyone and I loveeeeeeeeee her narration. The additional one was a male and he was good, but it took a moment to warm up to him voicing Adam's part and a lot of the cast. Different for sure, but I enjoyed the change.

But yes, this was fun! Refreshing in a lot of ways. We got to see more of Adam and see a different setting. The baddie was good and fun. My only issue was that the ending seemed to drag on a tiny bit, but other than that I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Can't wait to read more. 4 stars from me. 


- #61 for Audiobook challenge


Blodeuedd said...

Almost caught up!

Carole Rae said...

Slowly but surely!

Northwoman said...

One of my favorite series of all time.

Anne - Books of My Heart

Carole Rae said...

It was so good!

Sophia Rose said...

I really enjoyed getting Adam's perspective for a change. And, yes, it was fun seeing Mercy out on her own once again like it was back in the beginning (but I wouldn't want it that way always since I love all her friends and the pack).

Carole Rae said...

Agreed on everything you said. I loved seeing Adam and it was a nice vacation from the normal format.

Jen Twimom said...

Yea, I didn't love the separate narrator for Adam at all. LK has already proven she can do his POVs in other works, so I didn't understand why they did that. But the story was pretty good overall, with a fun surprise twist!

Carole Rae said...

For real. Like the narrator guy was good. I would listen to him for another story or world...or even a completely different part of that work. LK is what my ears are used to