Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
What I liked: It's so hard to review novellas without giving away too much information so I also don't do it very often. Ms Briggs packs so much into Alpha & Omega, it read like a full book. There's tension, misunderstandings, murder, witches and love. Where else could you get that in a coherent form except from such a talented author.
Anna suffers three years of abuse within her pack before something happens to give her the courage to make a phone call. How one phone call changes her whole life is not something Anna is expecting. Charles is even more surprised by the reaction his wolf has to this very young, abused woman.
That's the simplistic version with some additions of course. Ms Briggs is laying the ground work of not only her world building but the fantastic characters she's created. There are an abundance of characters. If you read the Mercy Thompson Series, you'll recognize some of them. There is a bit of crossover but don't be fooled, this could be read as a stand alone series. You just get a bit more depth in reading them together.
What I didn't like: In the beginning, I was a bit underwhelmed by Anna's character. She seemed very needy and unsure of herself. The narrator is great at all the voices but his tone for Anna just re-enforced my thoughts. Then, it hit me that of course this was how Anna was supposed to sound. She had been through so very much in such a short amount of time. She knew nothing about being a werewolf and had only been abused and isolated since being turned.
Experiencing Alpha & Omega in audio is an adventure. Mr Graham was very good at all the voices and the drama of the events without being over the top. If you've not read the series, I recommend at least getting this first novella in audio. It will change the way you "read" the rest.