Silence Fallen Audiobook by Patricia Briggs (REVIEW)

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Review of: Silence Fallen Audiobook
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Patricia Briggs

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On March 9, 2017
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Silence Fallen Audiobook

By: Patricia Briggs

Narrated by: Lorelei King, George Newbern

Published by: Penguin Audio 03/07/2017

Silence Fallen Audiobook by Patricia Briggs

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Mercy Thompson Series #10

11 hrs and 17 mins

Urban Fnatasy

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Silence Fallen Audiobook

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Mercy Thompson is one of my favorite series. I just love that little coyote and all of her friends. And boy, does she have a lot of friends. A big wig vampire in Italy finds out just how many friends she has when he rams a truck into her SUV and kidnaps her. He’s very lucky that she doesn’t die in that wreck or he wouldn’t have survived long. Mercy has entirely too many very powerful friends.

So this story has Mercy mostly away from her friends as she has to deal with this vampire that kidnapped her. And of course, being Mercy, things aren’t as simple as a standard kidnapping. It is much more complex than that.

So, in this story we learn more about Marsilia’s past. Also some more about Wolf. There is also some information on Zeke, the submissive werewolf. We also get some time with Honey, who is still mourning her mate, Peter. I think the hardest part of this for Honey was people bringing up Peter. There is also some time with some goblins. I loved having some time with Elizaveta and Stefan too. There is also another werewolf from another pack to help pilot the plane, Matt Smith (no he isn’t the Doctor, so many great Doctor Who references in this one).

This story isn’t just told from Mercy’s POV. It also has some parts told by Adam’s POV. Because we are seeing the story from both people’s POV, there are some issues with the timeline in this story. Patty Briggs brings this up at the beginning of the book. She’s also really good of putting a little note at the beginning of each chapter so you know who’s narrating this part of the story and where we are in the timeline.

This was another great addition to the series. I enjoyed spending time with all of these characters. Some of these characters are ones that don’t get a lot of page time, like Elizaveta and Marsilia (not as the bad guy). I also liked to get spend time with Larry and the goblins. There’s also meeting the werewolf pack in Prague. Just all around fun. 🙂

“The blue room should be adequate for The Goblin King.”
“We don’t call ourselves that.” said Larry dryly. “It was just that one movie. I mean ‘Larry, The Goblin King’ just doesn’t have the right ring to it.”

I had one response from benjamin.shaw@it.pnnl.gov. It said, “Oh my f*ucking god damn flying flying f*cking monkeys. Where? Are you safe? How did you get away? Did you get a f*cking away?
He used astrix for the swear words. Apparently his work had had a discussion about swear words in professional emails with him. Being Ben, he actually increased the swear words but added asterixis. It made me laugh, even as my eyes watered with relief.

Silence Fallen Audiobook Narration

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I’m sure that most of you already know my love for Lorelei King. She’s a favorite narrator of mine. She once again nails the narration of this story. However, this time, she isn’t alone. Since there are parts told from Adam’s POV, someone decided we should have a male narrator do those pieces. I thought that George Newbern did a great job. I’ve never listened to him before, but I he did good with all the accents and everything from the male POV. If you haven’t tried this series one audio, you really must. It is an audio only series for me (not that this is surprising. I have a ton of audio only series LOL).

Author Patricia BriggsPatricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

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Narrator Lorelei King

Narrator Lorelei King

Once described as ‘the best known American voice on radio 4,’ Lorelei King has recorded more than 200 programs for the BBC, including the Marx Brothers tribute, ‘Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel,’ super-hero ‘audio movies’ including ‘Superman,’ ‘Batman’ and ‘Judge Dredd and classic American drama such as ‘East of Eden,’ ‘Ethan Frome’ and ‘A Thousand Acres.’ She appears regularly as a panellist on shows such as ‘Where in the World’ and ‘Wordly Wise’ and has hosted her own talk show, ‘All About Eve.’
Lorelei is a multi- award-winning narrator of audiobooks, recording the works of best-selling authors Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell among others.
Her work in animation is extensive, and in America she provides the voices for ‘Wendy’ and ‘Packer’ (among others) in Bob the Builder.
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Los Angeles, Lorelei now makes her home in London, where she lives with her husband, actor Vincent Marzello.

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Narrator: George Newbern

Narrator: George Newbern

Actor George Newbern has appeared in Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride II, Evening Star, Adventures in Babysitting, and many other films. On television, he has had roles on Friends, Nip/Tuck, Hot in Cleveland, CSI, and more. George is also known for providing the voice of Superman in Justice League.

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I like to thank Penguin Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.

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  1. I really loved this one too. I totally forgot to mention the goblins in my review. I bet the audiobook was fantatisc. I wish I had listened to this series. I am going to listen to Alpha and Omega since I haven’t read it yet.

  2. Nice review. I really enjoyed this one, but it’s not at the top of my list. I liked having the two different POVs and seeing things from Adam’s POV. The twist at the end… got me hard and I loved it! BUT…. I wanted more time with Mercy and Adam together. That is when I love the series best. Also, I did NOT enjoy the addition of the male narrator. It marred the experience for me. *sigh* Oh well.

    • The twist was what took my rating from a 3 to a 4. I really enjoyed the addition of the male narrator.

  3. Oh yeah, such love for this one. Split narrations, the gang in Europe, Matt Smith… loved it.

    I’ve made it through book three on my slow re-read with the audios and I agree about Ms. Lorelei King. She’s fabulous.

    Fun quote picks, Melanie!

  4. Oh yes I really enjoyed this one and I had a great time again, even more than the previous one I confess

  5. I really want to pick up this series eventually. I keep hearing good things about it and it sounds like a series I might enjoy. And it’s good to hear the series keeps going strong. Great review!
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  6. I’m behind on the series but I see that I have a lot of goodness yet ahead of me! Sweet! I will probably reread these on audio when I finish the Charley Davidson series on audio.
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  7. I love the little coyote and all her friends (and some of her enemies, too!), too, Melanie. I skimmed your review, as I haven’t started reading this one yet. I’m so happy you loved it, though 🙂 I need Mercy in my life these days 😀
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