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Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.
©2009 Patricia Briggs (P)2013 Penguin Audio
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By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-03-15


This is listed as a romance, yet? This was probably the most smartly written werewolf book I have ever read. Briggs understands wolves/dogs. Included in the story are the smells, sounds, and noticeable body movements of a canine. Anybody who owns a dog, knows that a dog's world consists of these three things even more keenly then eyesight. My dogs know my body language and pay more attention to it then any human. This is obvious in Briggs writing. I did not see this so much as a romance, although I believe it becomes more so in the series. I enjoyed it.

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By Kindle Customer on 02-14-13

The beginning of the Alpha and Omega

This short story take place just prior to Cry Wolf and I think is so important to the story line. I'm so thrilled that this is now collected and in place in my iPod playlist and narrated by (**big sigh**) Holter Graham. The story and narration are excellent. It doesn't matter that it's not long - you only wish it was longer - but wait it is - it just slides right into Cry Wolf after all. If you are a fan of Patty Briggs and love the off shoot of the Mercy Thompson series about Anna and Charles, this is a MUST buy.

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By Tess on 09-30-14

I adore this book, and series.

Where does Alpha and Omega rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have listened to this book around 30 times so I would say it is probably my favourite.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Charles, how as an extremely alpha werewolf he can still be gentle and careful with Anna, especially after what she has been through.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The restaurant scene.

Any additional comments?

My only wish is that Audible could get both the whole series of Charles and Anna, and the Mercy books. I prefer to read/listen to a series in order so I would rather not buy Mercy's 8th audiobook until the rest are available.

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By Rosemarie White on 07-10-14

The Prequel to 'Cry Wolf'

Patricia Briggs is up there with Charlaine Harris, and maybe surpasses her, among my favourite urban fantasy writers. This novella acts as a direct prequel (and acts more like a hidden chapter one) to 'Cry Wolf' the first true novel in the series, and I'd certainly recommend listening to it before starting the main series - although since they're not on Audible you'll be stuck with the dead tree/kindle editions. The narration is passable, no more, but the story is good enough to make up for it, showing the meeting between Anna and Charles - and also some extra context to the slightly convoluted events of 'Moon Called' - the first Mercy Thompson book by the same author.

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By C. Matchett on 05-21-15

Once you start reading Patricia Briggs alpha & omega series you'll want more

Well worth the credit even if it was a short story. I have now read the whole series on paperback and hope audible will soon get the rest of the story too.

Treads the well worn paranormal treads of a world with a secret society of ware wolves with style.

Main characters are likeable and Charles is a good alpha male with Anna a good foil as a rare omega wolf.

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