★★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Man-oh-man! I loved [a:Holter Graham|473481|Holter Graham|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1360520905p2/473481.jpg]’s narration of this novella, the prequel to the Alpha & Omega series by [a:Patricia Briggs|40563|Patricia Briggs|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1228867484p2/40563.jpg]. He is so good at doing Charles Cornick’s voice; with his discipline, intelligence, protectiveness, and possessiveness all accented in an American Indian intonation. **sigh**
I’ve heard his narration for the other books in this wonderful series, but the prequel had never been recorded before. While the others are good, Mr. Graham’s reading has improved dramatically on this one, especially with his female voices.
I love this story, and I think I’ve read it about three times before this. In fact, this was my first introduction to Ms. Brigg’s world, so I prefer it over the Mercy Thompson series, though the two series intertwine and overlap. I love Charles and Anna together and their story isn’t complete without starting with this introduction before going on to the read of the series; there is magic here. I've seen too many people who have not started with this one and not enjoyed the series as much without it.