L.A. Meyer has created an immensely compelling book about a terrific heroine who one can't help but love despite (or maybe because of) her flaws and mishaps. Jacky Faber and her cohorts may find her misadventures harrowing, but it's tons of fun for the listeners to vicariously experience. The book is also educational as Meyer tries to keep the setting of the book as historically accurate as possible.
As previously mentioned by other listeners, this book may be a bit explicit for the young'uns, but it's definitely no worse than whatever one might find on the telly these days.
The true gem of this audiobook, however, is Ms Kellgren. She doesn't read; she performs. The different accents she affects are great, and her singing voice is beautiful. If she's narrating, then I'm listening!
Brianna is an introverted empath with baggy clothes and a pair of hideous spectacles. It's the perfect recipe for the perfect underdog heroine, right?
Absolutely wrong. She was annoying, whiny, and unapologetically clingy under the pretense of love. There were too many times when I'd hoped Aidan would stuff a hankie into her mouth and be done with it.
It was tons of fun to view the American frontier through the eyes of Jacky Faber, the Lily of the West.
I especially loved listening to Katherine Kellgren's rendition of the American folk songs, especially those done in the voice of Mike Fink.
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