5+ stars for Home in Wylder by @JaneLew23238279 #historicalromance #westernromance #audiobookreview
Title: Home in Wylder
Author: Jane Lewis
Narrator: Dawson McBride
Genre: Historical Western Romance
To escape gossip about her disastrous engagement, Sarah Miller flees to Wylder, Wyoming, where her aunt owns a dress shop. But the danger she discovers in the wild west has her ready to board the next stagecoach out of town.
Daniel Taylor rescues a damsel in distress, only to fall in love with her at first sight. The past has taught him that gentlewomen don't make Wylder their home. He intends to court Sarah, but braces himself for a broken heart, knowing she will eventually leave town.
When Sarah is forced to face down the men who have tormented her since her arrival in Wylder, she will have to make the most difficult decision of her life.
What had she been thinking? All Sarah Miller wants to do is escape the gossip hounds in her hometown after her engagement went terribly wrong. So, she packs a bag and heads west to Wylder, Wyoming to stay with her aunt. She hasn’t been in Wylder long before she’s attacked by two ruffians. If it hadn’t been for handsome Daniel Taylor… she shutters to think what might have happened. This is the wild west and Sarah is petrified. When Daniel starts courting her, her heart is conflicted. Should she go home and leave Wylder, or should she follow her heart which whispers she’s home in Wylder?
Narrator’s overall voice –
Dawson McBride’s voice is full-bodied with depth and character. Whether he’s narrating in Sarah’s voice or Daniel’s voice, he brings the characters' thoughts and feelings to life. The tenor of Dawson’s voice makes for an incredible listening experience. Such a brilliant performance.
Does the narrator fit the characters?
Yes, Dawson McBride fits the characters perfectly. I closed my eyes while listening and imagined him in the old west with his cowboy hat slung low over his eyes.
Narrator’s reading style –
The reading style is nice and slow with a smooth baritone voice. He pauses when the story needs it and picks up speed during some intense scenes. He innately knows how to pull the listener into the story. I could listen to this over and over and never be bored.
Narrator’s impact on reading experience –
It’s all about the partnership between Dawson McBride and Jane Lewis. Jane Lewis is a brilliant writer who writes with passion and Dawson brings that story to life through his performance.
Narrator’s pacing –
The pacing is perfect with just the right amount of dramatic flair.
Audiobook flow –
The flow of this audiobook is so impressive. As someone who has listened to her fair share of audiobooks, this audiobook listens like a professional theatre production.
What makes this audiobook unique –
This audiobook reminds me of everything I love about old west movies but in listening format. The story and the narration will transport you.
Would I recommend this audiobook –
YES! This is one of the best audiobooks I’ve heard in a long time. So, so good!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Jane Lewis dreamed of being a romance writer since she read her first romance novel. She wrote articles for her school newspaper, articles for a music magazine and composed and arranged music.
When she isn’t writing, re-writing or editing her next romance novel, she enjoys cooking, playing music, yoga, weight training and hanging out with her real-life hero, her husband.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N