I became aware of author, Bonnie Dee, last year when I read her novel, Bone Deep, on my Kindle. I loved reading Bone Deep so much, that I read it twice last year! Bonnie Dee is a really good storyteller and really enjoy the characters she creates. With that in mind, I knew that I wanted to read another novel written by Bonnie Dee in the future!
I began following Bonnie Dee's Facebook page last year. I noticed that she was hosting a few giveaways on her Faceback page for some of her novels. One of the giveaways Bonnie Dee was offering on her Facebook page was for the MP3 audio version of her novel, A Hearing Heart, which is one I had been wanting to read. Lucky me, I received an MP3 copy of A Hearing Heart by Bonnie Dee for FREE from the author!
Below is my honest, unbiased review for the unabridged audio version of A Hearing Heart by Bonnie Dee and narrated by Natasha Soudek.
Listening time for A Hearing Heart by Bonnie Dee is 11 hours, 33 minutes.
A Hearing Heart by Bonnie Dee is a historical, romance novel with a few erotica scenes mixed in throughout the novel. A Hearing Heart by Bonnie Dee takes place in a small town in Nebraska in 1902. I enjoyed the storyline, plot development, and the characters very much in this novel. Bonnie Dee is a natural born storyteller and has once again created another fabulous novel that readers will want to devour if they like reading historical romance novels with a touch of eroticism in them.
My only struggle for the audio version of A Hearing Heart was that of the narrator, Natasha Soudek. Ms. Soudek is a slow narrator with a mediocre voice. If you can bring yourself to move past the narrator for this novel, you'll enjoy the audio version very much. If you are unable to move past mediore narration in an audiobook, then definitely read A Hearing Heart by Bonnie Dee instead of listening to the audio version.
Below is the plot summary for A Hearing Heart by Bonnie Dee from Amazon:
The heart conveys messages beyond what ears can hear.
After the death of her fiancé, Catherine Johnson, a New York schoolteacher in 1902, travels to Nebraska to teach in a one-room school. When violence erupts in the sleepy town, Catherine saves deaf stable hand Jim Kinney from torture by drunken thugs.
As she begins teaching Jim to read and sign, attraction grows between them. The warmth and humor in this silent man transcends the need for speech, and his eyes tell her all about his feelings for her. But the obstacles of class difference and the stigma of his handicap are almost insurmountable barriers to their growing affection.
Will Catherine flaunt society's rules and allow herself to love again? Can Jim make his way out of poverty as a deaf man in a hearing world? And will the lovers overcome a corrupt robber baron who has a stranglehold on the town? Romance, sensuality, and adventure abound in this heartfelt tale.I am giving A Hearing Heart by Bonnie Dee a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!