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Where does When Dreams Tremble rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Its right next to Heart Block by Melissa Brayden
Who was your favorite character and why?
Leslie was my favourite character. I love how she went after what she wanted and really expressed how she felt about Dev
What about Coleen Marlo’s performance did you like?
I really loved her narration, expressions and all.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Of course it did. It made me laugh and smile with otter shame that the book was driving me crazy waiting for the 2 to hook up!!! The book electrified my body with NEED and i was listening to this book at work.
Any additional comments?
Please warn people not to listen to this book in public places as people will think they are going crazy.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I saw the summary for this audio book, and honestly decided that it could easily be another cliched lesbian romance novel, full of two dimensional characters, sex, and not a lot else.
With that in mind I hit the little green sample button not really thinking it would draw me into trying out the book. One advantage of being a member of audible is the fact that you can return books if you find they aren't quite what you were expecting, and hearing the sample I decided it was worth the risk.
I was wrong about my initial assessment based on the summary. Sure there are moments when it could come under those cliches, but actually, you get three dimensional characters that you really care about. Although there are times when the whole emotional explanations do become a bit repetitive, and you wish there could be a bit more filling out of the plot, one example could be using the main characters to have a modern confrontation with the ex-boyfriend. In my opinion that was a missed opportunity to add depth to the story without detracting from the two main characters, especially as he was mentioned in such a way that had you wondering if he would make an appearance.
Added to that, the recording and narrator are marginally better than a lot of the lesbian audio books out there. The narrator does an okay job of separating out the characters, and there is little echo/reverberations that I have heard on some recordings and that frankly really helps this story along. Far too many recordings feel as though they have been rushed onto the audible catalog with little or no consideration to the quality of the engineering behind the work, even works by popular authors have fallen into this trap. So it was a pleasant surprise to find a recording that falls into the slightly more professional category, it's not perfect, but it's certainly better than some.
Too many lesbian novels have fallen into the routine of the two dimension, which is sad because with a little thought they could be so much more. While I don't think this is Radclyffes' best story, it certainly isn't the worst.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful