Mini Audiobook Review – Bone Crossed

Posted February 28, 2017 by Kathy in 5 stars, Audiobook Review, Book Review / 2 Comments

Mini Audiobook Review – Bone CrossedBone Crossed Series: Mercy Thompson #4
by Patricia Briggs
Narrator: Lorelei King
Published by Penguin Audio on February 5, 2009
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Length: 9 hours and 8 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Gift
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Welcome to Patricia Briggs’s world, a place where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people” (Booklist). It takes a very unusual woman to call it home—and there’s no one quite like Mercy Thompson.

By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in the sprawling Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy’s found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so-human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.

Marsilia, the local vampire queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan—and she’s out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack (and her close relationship with its sexy Alpha), it won’t be Mercy’s blood Marsilia is after.

It’ll be her friends’.


Bone Crossed is the fourth book in the Mercy Thompson series and I love Mercy and Adam!

This book picks up where we left off with the last book so it is necessary for you to read these books in order. This is a spoiler free review.

What did I like?

  • In this book we learn more about Mercy as a person. Because of the events in the last book we see her vulnerable side which is a change from being the snarky mechanic she normally is. She is healing but as a coyote she’s always been independent. Now she’s slowly accepting the fact that she has friends that care about her and are there to help her. Mercy does make some mistakes in Bone Crossed but Adam is there to support her.
  • I love Adam and Mercy as a couple!! Adam is the pack Alpha but he’s not a cocky and dominating towards Mercy. He wants to protect her but also allows her to stand up for herself if needed. I love their chemistry and sexy banter.
  • We learn more about Mercy’s abilities, secrets of the vampires and the wolf pack dynamics which was all interesting.
  • Mercy is off to solve another mystery with surprising twists and suspense. I love Chad so I hope we get to see him in another book.

Bone Crossed is another great book by Patricia Briggs and I need to catch up on this series. I highly recommend this series to fans of paranormal romance.

5 Star Audiobook Review

I love Lorelei King!! She brings the characters to life with a wide range of voices. She also doesn’t just “read” the book. Ms. King’s performance is always entertaining, bringing emotion and excitement to the story. She also narrates Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series so I heard similar voices used which made me laugh. Lorelei King is one of my favorite narrators so I know I will not be disappointed.

Rating Report
Audiobook Performance
Overall: five-stars

About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series, lives in Washington State with her husband, children, and a small herd of horses. She has written 17 novels to date. Briggs began her career writing traditional fantasy novels, the first of which was published by Ace Books in 1993, and shifted gears in 2006 to write urban fantasy. In Fall 2010, Patricia made another foray into traditional fantasy, when Ace published a revised version of her very first book, Masques (2010), and its never-before-published sequel, Wolfsbane (2010), both of which debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list for Mass Market Fiction.

In 2006, Ace Books published Moon Called, the first book in her #1 New York Times bestselling—and signature series—about Mercy Thompson. The non-stop adventure left readers wanting more and word of this exciting new urban fantasy series about a shape-shifting mechanic spread quickly. Blood Bound (2007), the second book in the series, debuted at #12 on the New York Times bestsellers list. After the incredible success of Iron Kissed (2008), which landed at #1 on the New York Times list, the Mercy Thompson saga continued to win the hearts of readers and grew in popularity with the release of each book. Bone Crossed (2009), the fourth book in the series and first to be published in hardcover, debuted at #3 on the New York Times Hardcover bestsellers list, where it stayed for four weeks. The most recent hardcover, Silver Borne (2010), debuted at #1 on the New York Times Hardcover bestsellers list and stayed on the printed list for a total of three weeks!

Briggs also writes the Alpha and Omega series, which are set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson novels. What began as the novella “Alpha and Omega” in an anthology called On the Prowl (2007), was then expanded into a full new series. The subsequent books were Cry Wolf (2008) and Hunting Ground (2009), both New York Times bestsellers. The third book of the Alpha and Omega series is Fair Game (2012) and debuted at #4 on the New York Times bestsellers list.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2017 Audiobook Challenge
  • COYER Blackout Winter Storm 2016


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2 responses to “Mini Audiobook Review – Bone Crossed

  1. I love Lorelei King and I think I just recently realized she narrates this series! Gah, it’s been so long since I read this early books – I’m tempted to a do a reread, but on audio instead. Keep enjoying 🙂

    • Kathy

      I love Lorelei and it was funny to hear Cookie’s voice for a character in this book lol. I really like Mercy so I have to get caught up on the series this year. Thanks Berls!