Author: Kim Fielding
Narrator: K.C. Kelly
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 8 hours and 55 minutes
At a Glance: I think K.C. Kelly did an awesome job of bringing this sweet story to life.
Reviewed By: Karen
Blurb: A drifter since his teens, Jimmy Dorsett has no home and no hope. What he does have is a duffel bag, a lot of stories, and a junker car. Then one cold desert night, he picks up a hitchhiker and ends up with something more: a letter from a dying man to the son he hasn’t seen in years.
On a quest to deliver the letter, Jimmy travels to Rattlesnake, a small town nestled in the foothills of the California Sierras. The centerpiece of the town is the Rattlesnake Inn, where the bartender is handsome former cowboy Shane Little. Sparks fly, and when Jimmy’s car gives up the ghost, Shane gets him a job as handyman at the inn.
Both within the community of Rattlesnake and in Shane’s arms, Jimmy finds an unaccustomed peace. But it can’t be a lasting thing. The open road continues to call, and surely Shane – a strong, proud man with a painful past and a difficult present – deserves better than a lying vagabond who can’t stay put for long.
Review: When I originally read this book I didn’t think I would like it, and when I first started the audiobook, I felt the same, but it was hard to turn off what turns into such a beautiful story. I was glad that I stuck with the book and am so happy I stuck with the audio version too. If you’re looking for something fast paced, Rattlesnake isn’t the book for you, which is why I had some issues at first. What at first came across as too slow, though, turns into more of a relaxed feeling, and I thought the pace reflected the story.
K.C. Kelly did an awesome job of bringing this sweet story to life. The pace that he kept rang true to the way the story flowed when reading it. The characters’ voices are distinct, and the personalities of the guys came right though. This is the third audiobook I have listened to that he’s narrated, and I really enjoyed all of them. I’ll be looking through audible for more of his narrations.
For a full summary of Rattlesnake, check out Sammy’s review HERE
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