Fire Touched Audiobook by Patricia Briggs (REVIEW)

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Review of: Fire Touched Audiobook
Patricia Briggs

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On March 3, 2016
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Fire Touched Audiobook

By: Patricia Briggs

Narrated by: Lorelei King

Published by: Brilliance Audio 03/08/2016

Fire Touched Audiobook by Patricia Briggs

4.5 stars rating

Mercy Thompson Series #9

10 hrs and 7 mins

Urban Fnatasy

Fire Touched Audiobook Sample

Fire Touched Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

In this ninth installment of Mercy Thompson series, we have Mercy doing what she does best, kicking ass as only she knows how. The pack is called in to help deal with a troll on a bridge. This is a very large creature and the police can’t seem to get it to leave the bridge. People are dying. Mercy has helped them in the past and was hoping that her and the werewolves would help again in this case.

The fight scene with the troll was extremely well written. I could completely see it play out in my mind as we have wolves fighting an extremely large troll. There are also wolves in human form, who don’t want to give up their identity fighting with crowbars, which with their iron content help better than you would think. We also get to see Joel as the tibicena. He is a great help against the troll. Tad and Zee make an appearance on the bridge too.

While fighting, Adam is injured along with several others. You can see how the pack has changed. Instead of challenging a weak alpha, like Darryl doesn’t even consider it. They just do what needs to be done. Mercy shows that even though she isn’t as strong as the werewolves, she is a force to be reckoned with. Though her actions do cause some other issues for the pack.

Adam finally takes a stand both to his ex-wife (which he should’ve done in the previous book) and his pack (also I guess better late than never). He lays down the law and make the consequences very clear.

The introduction of Aidan is the main focus of the story. He is a man in a 10 year old body. He was trapped in Underhill for many years. While his body never aged, his mind did. Not only that, he is now Fire Touched. He can control fire or fire can control him. He does sometimes set fire to his bed while he sleeps. Which really bothers him, while seeking asylum with the wolves. Little does he know the amount of damage a wolf can do to a house. The pack just had to purchase a bunch of fire extinguishers. The issue is that the fae or more importantly Underhill want Aidan back. But the wolves aren’t going to let him go without a fight.

I loved getting to spend time with Mercy and the pack again. I loved spending time with some of the characters that haven’t been around for a while in the fae. There are also some of the vampires who make appearances. The law that Mercy laid down could have overreaching changes for the wolves, fae and vamps. It will be interesting to see where it all goes. I’m already itching for the next book.

Fire Touched Audiobook Narration

5 Hearts

Once again Lorelei King does a great job with the narration of this series. This series was the first thing I her King narrate. She will always be Mercy for me. She does such a great job with all the characters. Ben’s british accent, Baba Yaga’s accent, Zee’s german accent. They are all great. She also does a great job with Jesse and Aidan’s younger voices. I just can’t recommend her narration enough.

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

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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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.


  1. yay for another great one! It was so interesting to learn more about the faes like that, right? I was so intrigued! I can’t wait for more again!

    • I so loved this book. I know. I can’t wait for the next Alpha & Omega book. Anything in this world, I’ll take.

  2. I really liked this one as well. The troll scene was awesome and the whole thing with Adam and the pack was great. Christy needs to go away.

    • I’m not a fan of Christy. I really disliked her in the last book. I thought she was handled much better in this book. Send her to another country.

  3. That speec was/is EPIC! He will end you!!! Adam is so sexy

  4. I’m going to have to grab the audios for all of this series and do a marathon 😀 I left off at like book 3 or 4 of the paperbacks for some reason. Glad to see it’s still an awesome series 9 books in!

  5. Another series I really need to start, the first book is on my to read list, although I haven’t bought a copy yet. I do plan on reading it eventually. It’s good to know the series keeps going strong even this far into the series, that’s always good to know before starting a new series :). I like the sound of all the different supes in this series and the covers are always so pretty!

      • Oh that’s handy! Thanks for the link, will have to bookmark it. I already own the first Alpha and Omega book, but read it without the novella and felt lost, so now I want to go back and read things in the right order.

  6. Sounds like this was a real winner for you Melanie! Good to see the action scenes were written well and a few issues were dealt with. Awesome review!

    • Thanks, Naomi. Mercy has been a favorite series of mine for a while. There have a been a few books that weren’t my favorite, but I still enjoyed them, this one is near the top of the list.

  7. Oh sure a 4.5 and it’s #9 in the series. 😉 LOL
    great review!! thanks

    • Thanks Debbie. This series has been a fun ride. This book was Mercy at her best.

  8. Glad you liked this one. I’m starting the ARC this weekend and I hope to finish it but since I have reading for school I might not get the review up until a few days after release day. LOL

    • I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and have the time to fit it in. I know how hard it can be to work, go to school and still try to have a life and I didn’t have any kids.

  9. I’m going to try to catch up in this series. I love it so hard and I’m so glad you enjoyed this installment. YaY!

    • I do love Mercy and Adam. I also enjoyed spending time with some of the rest of the pack and Jesse.

  10. I loved this one too. I began reading this series before my audio addiction and so I continue. However I do listen to the Alpha and Omega series on audio a love it!

    • I do like Holter Graham. I think he is great with the Alpha & Omega series. I’ve picked up other books because he was the narrator.

  11. I have this on pre-order, so I didn’t read your review, but I’m so excited because you loved it 🙂 I’ll make sure to come back to read the details once I’ve read Fire Touched myself 🙂

    • I completely understand. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂

  12. While I’m not big on audio books I am glad that others can enjoy them.

    • I know that they aren’t for everyone. I love them because I can get to many more books each year than if I just read. Plus with narrators like King and some others, they really add to the stories.

    • It’s easy to get behind. I recommend the Alpha & Omega series by Briggs too, if you haven’t tried it yet. Set in the same world.

  13. I loved the troll scene and how Mercy took more of a role as the Alpha’s wife. I was SO glad Adam finally stood up for Mercy. I think I laughed my butt off at the multi-level sales pitch Mercy got.

    • Between that and the line from The Princess Bride (which I forgot to include in my review, and had to watch the movie this weekend because of it), yes, this was hilarious.

  14. I was debating whether or not to read this one. I wasn’t a huge fan of the last book and was really dis-satisfied with the way Christy was handled in it. From the comments it seems like it’s handled a little better in this one? I might have to give it a shot if that’s the case.

    • The Christy issue is handled in this book. Along with how Mercy was treated in the pack. I really think you should read it. I think you will enjoy it. I think it is my favorite in the series. Ii can’t say 100% for sure without a complete relisten, but I know it would be up there. I was not happy with how things where handled in the last book. I wanted to glue Adam’s cell phone to his forehead. That is the biggest thing I remember about the previous book, Mercy calling to hear his voice, but getting Christy’s. Grrrrr.

  15. Her declaration could really bring some interesting elements to the series. Will be fun to see what happens next.

    I’m listening to Night Broken right now! I needed a new walking book and figured I’d give it a go 😀 So far I’m enjoying her narration. First time listening to her 😀

    • I love Lorelei King. She is one of my favorites. She does an amazing job with this series and with Charley Davidson.

  16. I have the first book for this series, I just have to get around to actually reading it lol. It does sound really good though! And it sounds from your review like the characters are really growing and developing throughout the series which is definitely a great thing.

    • The characters really have grown up quite a bit. I’ve really enjoyed seeing them grow. I’ve been enjoying this series for year along with the partner series Alpha & Omega.


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