Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) (audio)

Ten years ago, Grace was dragged off her tire swing by wolves, but she was rescued and doesn't remember how.  Now she is obsessed with the wolves who live in the forest behind her house and with one wolf in particular.
Sam knows how Grace was rescued and he, in turn, watches out for her when the weather turns cold and he turns into a wolf.  But when he is shot, Grace discovers his secret.  How can they ever stay together as winter begins?

I was pleasantly surprised by this book.  I don't know if it is because I listened to it or what, but I really enjoyed it.  Where I was afraid it would be cheesy or derivative, I found it sweet and fascinating.  I like the new idea on the werewolf mythology.  It was such a change from the normal stuff. I liked practical Grace and sweet Sam.  I liked their romance began innocently though oddly.  I was horrified and sickened by what happened to Sam when he began to change and there were some parts where I had tears in my eyes.  All in all, I thought it was pretty good and I can't wait for the next book, Linger.

I really think that this is one of those books that benefited from the audio version.  With the two voices actors, Jeanna Lamia and David Ledoux, doing the alternating parts of Grace and Sam, it really brought the book to life.  And it made me care more about the characters because their voices conveyed so much emotion.  They did an excellent job.

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  1. What a great format for an audiobook of a romance. I'm not particularly interested in Shiver, but I'm glad you liked it.

  2. I haven't read this one and I am not particularly interested, however I really liked that you reviewed it as an audio book!! Some books do really come across better in audio!

  3. Clare and Elise - I actually think I wouldn't have made it through Shiver if I can tried to read it, but it made a great audio. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I love reading and listening to this one, but Sam sounds a little old to me.

  5. I recently bought this book, I can't wait to read it. Also I never tried an audio book before, should I try one?

  6. Frankie - Yeah, I can see that. I just marked it up to maturity.

    Nina - I hope you like it. I love audio books! I listen to them on my commute and at work and when I clean. Helps the time pass and some books are easier to get through with the right narrator. I would suggest trying.

  7. I wish I could listen to more audio books. With three kids in the car I'm a bit limited AND my commute is that long. I tried to listen while I worked out, but it didn't work the best.

    Glad you liked this one :)

  8. Jill - Heh, yeah. There were a couple of books that I started listening to in the car with my boy and I had to slam my hand on the volume and wait till I had dropped him off. But Shiver worked ok for both of us. Since I listen to mostly childrens and/or middle grade in the car, it is usually ok.


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