Night Broken : Mercy Thompson

  • by Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by Lorelei King
  • Series: Mercy Thompson
  • 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson series has been hailed as "one of the best" (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews). Now Mercy must deal with an unwanted guest-one that brings a threat unlike anything she's ever known.
An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam's ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn't the kind of man to turn away a person in need-and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam's house, Mercy can't shake the feeling that something about the situation isn't right.
Soon her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the furthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back, and she's willing to do whatever it takes to get him, including turning Adam's pack against Mercy.
Mercy isn't about to step down without a fight, but there's a more dangerous threat circling. Christy's stalker is more than a bad man-in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.


What the Critics Say

"These are fantastic adventures, and Mercy reigns." (SFRevu)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Mercy back on and doesnt disappoint

No idea why Audible UK has books 1 to 3 then misses 4-7 before resuming with book 8 but its really annoying, especially as audio versions read by Lorelei King do exist! just not for UK download.

This book is part of a sequence and will make a lot less sense if you haven't read/heard the previous ones so dont start here or jump here from book 3 as you will have no idea whats going on with Cayote, the walking stick, whats happened to the Fae etc.

Now to the story. If you have read previous books you should know what to expect and it follows the same basic formula with a few twists

Adam's ex wife appears in this book and I didn't really find her character believable, just too manipulative and scheming and I cant believe the others would welcome her like they appear to. Fortunately she is only a means to get the real baddie into the tri-cities and the real action with Mercy and the Wolves attempting to save the world from a psychotic paranormal killer is as gripping as always.

Lorelei does an excellent job reading the story and I cant imagine anyone else doing the voices, In particular Mercy's and Adam's are just perfect. Just one small annoyance when she has problems with the Canary islands pronunciations but its only one page.

A few new characters are introduced to the story which keeps things fresh, I especially liked Gary Laughing Dog who I hope we see more of in future books.

Shame its not a bit longer but its well worth a credit.
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- Farnham_red

Great story, terrible performance

What would have made Night Broken better?

Replace the narrator and the whole experience might be instantly better.

What didn’t you like about Lorelei King’s performance?

It was the mispronunciations that made it unbearable in the end, along with her failure to understand the required emphasis in a sentence and finally compounded by my disagreeing strongly with her representation of the first-person narrator.

The Mercy series has always thrived with supernatural elements grounded engagingly in fact, mixed with romance and spiced with the charm of the relationships between the characters. Add a practical, realistic heroine and you've got a winner.

Unfortunately, the grating mispronunciations wreck the groundings of fact beneath the supernatural element (try listening to Tenerife pronounced 'Tena-Reef-EY' 7 times in a couple of minutes), whilst the narrator's total failure to understand the jokes means that most of them fall flat (until you think about them later, and realize what was actually being said).

For her representation of Mercy, I can imagine this may be my personal preference, but I find it hard to believe in the usually practical and earthy Mercy Thompson when her voice is portrayed as petty and wheedling.

Thus robbed of three elements which make the Mercy Thompson series so strong, I found myself listening in order 'to finish' rather than enjoying it by about the halfway point.... and have now given up. I'll be finishing the paperback instead.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The actual story is pretty engaging. Whilst Mercy is far from 'at her best' in this novel, her flaws still make her delightfully real as a character. Not my favorite MT novel so far, but worth the read.

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- Miss "urbanvixen"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio