Audiobook Review: West

Author: Lizzy Ford

Narrator: Lillian Yves

Length: 7 hours and 50 minutes

Series: History Interrupted, Book 1

Publisher: Lizzy Ford Books LLC

Released: Jul. 31, 2017

Genre: Romantic Fantasy

If you could change history, would you?

 

College graduate Josephine “Josie” Jackson answers “yes” to the question on a survey while visiting the Old West tourist town of Tombstone. The next morning, she wakes up in Indian Territory in the 1840s, where she’s given a mission to complete before she can return to her time: to reset history, and prevent the deaths of hundreds of thousands over the next century, by convincing the man responsible for kindling the war between settlers and natives to stay home on the day he’s supposed to start the war.

 

But someone is hunting down time travelers and killing them. Three other women have been sent back to the same time period with Josie’s mission. When she stumbles upon what happened to them, she realizes the chances of her getting out of the past alive are not good.

To survive, she’ll have to trust the person who’s there to stop her from changing history, someone who has every reason to distrust her and only one reason to help her – to save her from the mysterious man who sent her back in time to start with.

 

I breathe stories. I dream them. If it were possible, I’d eat them, too. (I’m pretty sure they’d taste like cotton candy.) I can’t escape them – they’re everywhere! Which is why I write! I was born to bring the crazy worlds and people in my mind to life, and I love sharing them with as many people as I can.

I’m also the bestselling, award winning, internationally acclaimed author of over sixty titles and counting. I write speculative fiction in multiple subgenres of romance and fantasy, contemporary fiction, books for both teens and adults, and just about anything else I feel like writing. If I can imagine it, I can write it!

I live in the desert of southern Arizona with a pack of spoiled dogs and Tubbs, the Godfather cat who rules them all.

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Narrator Bio

Lillian Yves grew up in Oklahoma, went to school in NYC and now lives in Southern California. She considers herself from the East, West and somewhere in the middle. She is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC for Musical Theater. She adores acting and performing so much that she teaches an after school program for the local school system. She got her start working in audio books when she narrated her own novel, Yonder- A Southern Haunting and shortly after the release of Yonder she was contacted by Warren Adler (The War of the Roses) to narrate two novels for him and after entering the world of narration, she has never looked back. She performs on most weekends and does play readings through out the Los Angeles area. Her main hobbies include her husband and her cats. She loves to hear from listeners.

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Well, well, well! What do we have here? A different kind of story. If the other day I was mentioning in my other reviews that history has a way of repeating itself, now we have a different approach. Our main character is trying to change it. Funny thing is she has no idea how she ended up in all this.

Even since the beginning, I found myself having the same reaction as Josie. I mean, are you kidding me? Really ? Did that apparently (not) drunk guy sent me back in time ?! Now what? Now we have a great story, a true adventure and a novel that will keep you reading (listening, in my case) till late in night!

I loved the story, I loved how the author has built the action. It has a sort of equilibrium. Like everything happens exactly at the right point, so it does not become boring at all. And it has a little bit of mystery, a little bit of intrigue, love  and just the perfect combination of everything else that make it a successful book.

Josie is one amazing heroine. She is definitely not a superhero. Her wits and strong character are her best attributes and she uses them so good. She is mature, no childlike behavior, no spoiled princess. She finds herself in a more than unusual situation and acts quickly. She has my appreciation of how she acted in some scenes. Yes, she has been the center of attention in my case as I put myself in her shoes. If I were to be alone in a strange place…. Uf!

The narration was fantastic as well. It went well in line with the characters and I think Lillian Yves has the perfect voice for a character such as Josie. She does a good job in voice acting for the male characters and for me it was easy to  decipher who was who.

All in all, 5 stars and my thanks to Auduibookworm and the author and narrator for yet another great book! Lovely, and I do wish you gie it a try. It’s fascinating!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lizzy Ford. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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