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Courtesy of Lost Art Audiobook Review http://literaryurbanfantasyreview.blo... Native American Folklore & Suspense: In the first 5 Mercy Thompson books, Patricia Briggs does an incredible job researching and weaving in historical folklore, especially with the faeries who in Mercy’s world have revealed themselves to the public. We’ve seen every kind of fairy in the prior books, but we haven’t seen any Native American folklore, with the exception of Mercy herself. This audiobook delves right in. River Marked includes the different tribes in the Washington area (Mercy is half Blackfeet), and includes the spirit animals of Thunderbird, Snake, Wolf, so on and so forth, and, of course, Coyote. We learn a lot about Mercy as she learns a lot about herself. River Marked starts out much slower than the previous books. After the wedding, there is a ton of information. The action builds up a lot slower and the result is haunting suspense. Unlike the previous books, parts of River Marked aren’t just entertaining but down-right terrifying. In one part, for example, Mercy hears about the death of a girl whose brother tries to save her. The girl says “it’s so peaceful here” and then the brother discovers her body below her waist has been ripped off. The way it’s described in the audiobook is nightmare-inducing. The prior books had scary moments and scary monsters, but they didn’t haunt you like these scenes. On Narration: This is what makes a great audiobook: great writing plus great reading. Lorelei King is fantastic in the prior Mercy Thompson audiobooks and she doesn’t disappoint in River Marked. I mention above that parts are very suspenseful, and that’s a result of the way the book is read. One example is a scene in third-person that recounts the river monster taking over a school teacher who leads her family to their death in the river. In the middle of this dream, Lorelei King adds Adam’s voice, disjointing the dream with “Mercy” over and over again, while the narration ignores him until Mercy wakes up. When this scene began, I thought I was in a different audiobook. Lorelei King reads the scene with a new voice, giving life to a new character and her new family. It is exactly how the scene should be read. Then, when Adam’s voice starts breaking in to the internal dialogue, it brings not only Mercy back to her reality, but the listener back into River Marked. It becomes obvious that the scene is a dream. I recommend listening to that specific scene twice just because of how technically perfect the reading is.