Melinda and the Wild West

  • by Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by Joanna Riley
  • 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1896, Melinda Gamble, a very elegant, very naïve young woman from Boston, decides to give up her life of monotonous comfort for the turbulent uncertainty of the still untamed Wild West. Driven by her intense desire to make a difference in the world, Melinda takes a job as a schoolteacher in the small town of Paris, Idaho, where she comes face-to-face with a frightening bank robber, a vicious grizzly bear, and an intense blizzard that leaves her clinging to her life. But it is a ruggedly handsome and very mysterious stranger who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least prepared: love.

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Enjoyable clean romance

I enjoyed this charming and clean romance audiobook. I really appreciate "clean" stories. Not having to worry about my young kids hearing while I'm listening is a load off. The story is well-written and entertaining. I love the main character, Melinda's, fiery personality - how she speaks her mind and is independent. Her love and understanding for others is inspirational. I also loved all the historical facts interwoven with the story, like the Butch Cassidy incident. I listened to the Audible audio version of this book, but I wasn't "wowed" by the narration by Joanna Riley. While not a bad narration, it wasn't particularly memorable - it was just okay. I think my rating would have been one star higher with either a different narrator or the Kindle version. Granted, narration is a very personal taste, so even though I wasn't wowed, others will love it, and my opinion on the narration should not discourage anyone to listen. If you like clean romance or are interested in the old west, I highly recommend this book.
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- Leslie F.

It was okay.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I would have to say that I really wasn't fond of the narration and think I might have liked it more if I read it instead.


What didn’t you like about Joanna Riley’s performance?

I didn't like how she seem to exaggerate her words. A whole story full of that got on my nerves. It's not that she didn't have a pleasant voice but she tended to maaake the woords with tooo much emphasis on them. It took me out of the story and made my mind wonder.


Any additional comments?

This was a cute clean historical romance and I really liked the two main characters and even the side characters. If you enjoy light-hearted sweet romances then you might enjoy this one.

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- Stormi @ BMReviewsohmy "Really loving audiobooks, this has been the year of the audio for me. Huge booklover all the way around from romance to horror. :)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2016
  • Publisher: Red Mountain Shadows Publishing