Butch Wheeler's gang shattered Nora Hawk's dream of a New Mexico horse ranch. The men savagely beat and murdered her husband, raped Nora and left her dying. But she survived, and with the help of retired bounty hunter Peter Clawson, Nora learned the art of killing. Nora forces her way into man's world of violence, finding the physical and spiritual strength to see that the killers feel the fury of One Woman's Vengeance.
It's been many moons since I read a western, and this is a rip-roaring good one! I loved the stark, minimalist backdrop of the old west for this story. Even though it's a tale that could be set in practically any time period, the lack of populace and technology removed any potential distractions from a great story. It's just down to good vs. evil, and that's it. It very much reminded me of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western - I could easily see Nora as The Woman With No Name.
I enjoyed Mr. Miller's delivery and pacing in reading his own work. I'm relatively new to audio books, but in the dozen or so I've listened to so far, I've already encountered the narrator who draws more attention to him/herself, either though flaws or being overly-dramatic, than to the story.
If I were forced to come up with any negative, it would be that I felt the "women good, men bad" theme got a bit heavy handed at times. Not enough to harm the listen in any way, but the actions and bravery of this woman, and the bumbling ignorance of her male adversaries, speaks loud enough without it being verbalized. Just my opinion.
Very excited at the hint of a potential sequel. More Nora please!
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, I would as the story is a triumph for the strength of some women in the past
Who was your favorite character and why?
The two main charaters in the book as there is only really two
Which character – as performed by Dennis R. Miller – was your favorite?
He performed the whole book brillantly and his voice is just so nice
If you could rename One Woman's Vengeance, what would you call it?
the name of the book is quite suitable, it's perfect!