Sweetwater by Lisa Henry ~ Audiobook Review by Queue

sweetwaterTitle: Sweetwater

Author: Lisa Henry

Narrator: Dorian Bane

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 08/05/2016

Length: 07 hours 39 minutes

Genre: Gay Romance, Historical

Summary:

Wyoming Territory, 1870.

Elijah Carter is afflicted. Most of the townsfolk of South Pass City treat him as a simpleton because he’s deaf, but that’s not what shames him the most. Something in Elijah runs contrary to nature and to God. Something that Elijah desperately tries to keep hidden.

Harlan Crane, owner of the Empire saloon, knows Elijah for what he is—and for all the ungodly things he wants. And Crane isn’t the only one. Grady Mullins desires Elijah too, but unlike Crane, he refuses to push or mistreat the young man.

When violence shatters Elijah’s world, he is caught between two very different men and two devastating urges: revenge and despair. In a boomtown teetering on the edge of a bust, Elijah must face what it means to be a man in control of his own destiny, and choose a course that might end his life . . . or truly begin it for the very first time.

Story Review:

Lirtle reviewed the book here.

I couldn’t agree more with her assessment of this wonderful tale. I’m not usually a fan of historicals but this one blew me away. You should read her review but I want to quote a few words.

Can I say spectacular writing?? Because spectacular writing. And why is that? Because this author can translate emotion for the page, it wraps around me in ways I understand and absorb at a gut level. Couple this with time and place, and I’m happy. With no reluctance, I’m wallowing in the world of Sweetwater. Beautiful. Slowly smoldering and darkening. Wildness in the Wild West.

Narration Review:

Dorian Bane did a fan-freakin’-tastic job here. There are several characters and he managed different voices for all of them. He did especially well with Elijah. Because Elijah is hearing impaired his voice would naturally have a different tone and Bane nailed it.

Links

Sweetwater on Goodreads
Riptide
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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