Spiral of Need Audiobook by Suzanne Wright (REVIEW)

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Review of: Spiral of Need Audiobook
Suzanne Wright

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On October 12, 2015
Last modified:May 31, 2016


Spiral of Need Audiobook

By: Suzanne Wright

Narrated by: Jill Redfield

Published by: Brilliance Audio 09/29/15

Spiral of Need Audiobook by Suzanne Wright


3.5 Hearts Rating Image- Hot Listens

Mercury Pack #1

10 hrs and 40 mins

Paranormal Romance

Spiral of Need Audiobook Sample

Spiral of Need Audiobook

3.5 Hearts

This story is a spinoff of Suzanne Wright’s Phoenix Pack series. If you read that series, you will remember the Mercury Pack when Shaya and Nick came together to become the alpha pair of the Mercury Pack. There is also the enforcer couple of Marcus and Roni who are now spending half of time with each pack.

Derren owes a friend a favor and he always repays his favors. Especially when said friend is a psychopath that will be released from prison very soon. He isn’t very excited to learn that the favor it to take in a female seer shifter into the pack because she is having issues with her current pack. The Mercury Pack is not a fan of seers, so this is not going to be easy.

Ally has been jumping from pack to pack. She thought she had a good thing going in her current pack. She was very happy with her boyfriend until his mate shows up. Then his mate starts lying about her and setting her up. Now she is up for attempted murder.

Pretty much everyone in the Mercury Pack treat Ally like crap from the get-go because she is a seer. Shaya is the only one who is nice to her. Even Derren isn’t nice to her. He is supposed to be protecting her, but he does the absolute bare minimum to keep her safe. Ally does eventually win over the pack.

This is pretty much everything I expected from a Suzanne Wright book. It was very sexy, hilariously funny, with lots of action. There were many visits from the Phoenix Pack. Even Greta, Trey’s grouchy old grandma, makes an appearance. Dominic was available with his cheesy pickup lines.

Personally, I don’t know that this should really be called a spinoff, but just another book in the Phoenix Pack series. I don’t think you would be completely lost without reading the previous books, but there is an overall story arc that does flow over both series.

Spiral of Need Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

Jill Redfield does another bang up job with the narration of this book. I really love how she brings out the humor in this series. She does a great job with all the different voices, both male and female. I love her pacing and tone. I was so excited to hear that she continues to narrate this spinoff series.

Author Suzanne WrightSuzanne Wright lives in England with her husband, two children, and her bulldog. When she’s not spending time with her family, she’s writing, reading, or doing her version of housework – sweeping the house with a look.

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Narrator Jill Redfield

Narrator Jill Redfield broke into the Audiobook scene with big success with  Silvia Days’ Crossfire Series. Since then, she has also narrated other successful series like, Phoenix Pack.  Her level of expertise leads me to believe this a pseudonymous …I’ll keep searching! Until now I haven’t come across with a similar voice in all my romance listens. It could be that she narrates other genres besides romance.


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. Ohh I like steamy reads with humor and action!! 😀 Great review Melanie, another one to add to my TBR. I’ll probably check out the first book of the Phoenix Pack series first.

  2. have not read her books yet, but love shifter novels especially laced with humor, looks like another for the TBR pile

    • Yes, this series (starting with Feral Sins of the Phoenix Pack), is a fun PNR series. Lots of snark and smexy times. 🙂

  3. I’m currently loading this one onto my laptop so I can transfer it to my phone. I think I’m going to listen to Menagerie then this one.

    • I finished Menagerie yesterday. It was great, but not what I was expecting from Rachel Vincent. She isn’t usually so dark. This was everything you would expect from Suzanne Wright. It was funny and sexy. I’m sure you’ll enjoy both.

  4. I haven’t heard of either series but I should look into them. They sound good.

    • Start with Feral Sins, which is book one of the Phoenix Pack. It is a hoot. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

  5. I am really into the paranormal romances these days – especially some hot shifter lovin’ I haven’t read anything by Suzanne Wright, but I am going to look into her Phoenix Pack series. Thanks for sharing!

    • I hope you enjoy it. I have found the Phoenix Pack and now the Mercury Pack to be a lot of fun.

  6. Sounds like a great start of a spin-off series. I haven’t read many spin-off series so far, but so far I do enjoy them. It’s nice to stay in the same world and get a new story at the same time. Seems like Ally has a hard time, but that’s awesome she wins over the pack eventually. Great review!

    • For me, spin offs have worked well if the characters they spin off with are good characters. I’ve had a lot of luck with books, not so much with TV shows. LOL

  7. I really need to give her as this name a go. I read one of hers under her other pen name and enjoyed it last year but then got sidetracked. There are just too many pretty books. lol

    • I didn’t even know she had another pin name. I completely understand the too many pretty books situation. I’m right there with you. LOL

      • Oh crud! I was totally getting her mixed up with another Suzanne. Sorry about that Melanie!! I’m just gonna go with the fact I’ve been up since 1am. Yup. That’s what I’m going with. lol

  8. So I guess it’s best if you read the series in order as there’s an overarching arc. Gosh, it’s been some time since I’ve read a werewolf/shifter book. Where have I been??

    • I’ve been on a shifter kick the past two years. I keep finding new series to try.

  9. I’m being completely serious when I ask this but do you have crib notes or cheat sheets where you can go to keep track of all the different shifter series you read. I mean, yeah, you could go refresh yourself with your reviews or the author’s website. But with shifter worlds as diverse as this one sounds, I wouldn’t bank on the author having a family tree on their site. You just read SO many shifter books!!!!!!! 🙂 I have no clue how you do it!!! I thank God for Kenyon’s website when I have to back into her worlds!

    • Nope, no cheat sheets. I do read a lot of shifters. Usually I can pick back up on the characters within a few chapters. I do sometimes have to go back and look up something on past reviews or look on some other reviews on Goodreads or something. I’m usually pretty good with the character, even if I don’t remember their names. I not great with names in real life either. 🙂

      • I’m sorry, who are you? You own a horse or two, right?! 😉

        btw – BEA next year?

        • I do own two horses. We were at RAGT together. I don’t think I’ll be at BEA. I’m a little strapped for cash right now. RT was so expensive.

          • I guess my sarcasm / joke didn’t come thru at all b/c I totally remember sitting with you at the bar at RAGT – you intimidated the crap out of me girl! You’ve got like 3 blogs going and I finally got to meet you!! Yeah, I need to work on my jokes… I’m horrible with names, too.

            BEA will kill me, too, but I’m saving $$ now. With it being 5 hours from both of us, I thought I’d ask 🙂

            • I wasn’t sure. I know it can be easy to not remember everyone you meet in person and keep them matched up with people on Twitter/blogs. Don’t be intimidated by me. I only do like three posts a week. You have a blog you’re doing all by yourself. That has to be intimidating.

  10. I like the narration but haven’t read the other series. Great review 🙂

    • It is a fun series. This is the only series I’ve listened to with this narrator. I think she is great.

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