Audiobook Review: Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4) by Patricia Briggs (Narrator: Holter Graham)

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Dead Heat Book Cover Dead Heat
Alpha & Omega #4
Patricia Briggs (Narrator: Holter Graham)
Urban Fantasy
Brilliance Audio
March 3, 2015
11 hours and 25 minutes
Borrow from Rantings of a Reading Addict


The new Charles and Anna novel

Praised as "the perfect blend of action, romance, suspense and paranormal" (Rex Robot Reviews), the Alpha and Omega novels transport listeners into the realm of the werewolf, where Charles Cornick and Anna Latham embody opposite sides of the shifter personality. Now a pleasure trip drops the couple into the middle of some bad supernatural business....

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles' role as his father's enforcer. This time their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way....

Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae's cold war with humanity is about to heat up - and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.


Dead Heat is book four in the Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs.

I enjoyed Dead Heat, but not as much as previous books in the series. Things where slowed down in this one. The storyline takes us on a vacation to Arizona to buy a horse and visit an old friend of Charles. We get to meet the Hosteen’s pack, see a different side of Charles, reconnect with an old love and witness some flashbacks. Their is some tension in the story and on their mini-vacation things go a little aria with a Fae who is kidnaping children and causing problems.

To me the story was tame compared to previous installments. We do get some action, but it doesn’t happen until the end when they confront the Fae. Most of the book is about horses and Anna wanting a child. Briggs does a wonderful job on the detail with the breeds, gaits, temperament, etc.. As an equestrian it was a little much, but for those that may not know about horses and all the aspects involved with breeding, showing, etc.. it’s probably helpful. To me, it became redundant. As for the kid aspect. I found the options Anna shared viable and Charles concerns legitimate. It would be nice if they could have children, but we know why the wolves can’t carry to term.

I did enjoy learning more about Charles and seeing a different side to him. His relationship with Joseph was wonderful; however I wasn’t happy with Maggie’s role aka the ex. Leslie Fisher the FBI agent showed back up to help with the missing kids. And, Anna and Charles characters continue to grow.

I will say that Briggs is an amazing writer. She knows how to make her characters interesting and to keep adding to the world and growth. I like Anna and Charles, but Mercy Thompson will always be my favorite.

Audio Narration: I love the audiobooks for the Alpha & Omega series. Holter Graham did a superb job. He is perfect for the narration of this series. The voices of all the character’s come to life with him. I highly recommend the audiobooks.

Rated: 3 Stars

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Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons
May 29, 2018 6:09 pm

I really love this series. I like Charles and Anna even more than Mercy and Adam. I agree that this one is slower than the other books. I did like seeing Charles in this setting. I wasn’t a fan of the ex either (especially after we just went through this crap with Mercy and Adam’s ex).

May 24, 2018 6:53 pm

I remember I listened to this one twice, and enjoyed it much more the second time. It’s slower, but I loved how the pair works together! Nice review!

The book Disciple
May 24, 2018 4:42 pm

I haven’t read any of her books but I have heard good things about this series.

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

Dead Heat was definitely a little slower, more laid back than the previous ones. Glad you liked it though!

May 24, 2018 9:36 am

I”m not that much into this series I prefer Mercy

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
May 24, 2018 7:58 am

Great review angela!! Shared on all my socials!!

Debbie Haupt
Debbie Haupt
May 24, 2018 7:09 am

Angela thanks for this review, she is on my wish list. I’ve read so many great reviews from her. Thanks

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