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Love's Melody Lost

By: Radclyffe
Narrated by: Paige McKinney
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A secretive artist with a haunted past and a young woman escaping a life that proved to be a lie find their destinies entwined. Victim of a terrible accident, famed composer and pianist Graham Yardley loses sight, heart and soul. Wealth and fame mean nothing after the devastating loss of her beloved music; her life is reduced to silence, darkness, and bitter regret. She retreats to a bleak mansion atop windswept cliffs, her once consuming passions are now a source of anguish and fear. Then Anna, a lost woman seeking a place in the world, comes into her life and awakens feelings she thought were dead forever.

A fragile melody of love is played between these damaged souls, a song made sweeter and stronger by the day. But will their blossoming romance be destroyed by an outsider's greed or will it succumb to the discord of Graham's tormented heart? Can Graham find happiness with Anna, caught up in the fiery overtures and darkly gothic strains of Love's Melody Lost?

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What made the experience of listening to Love's Melody Lost the most enjoyable?

Usual good Radclyffe yarn.

What did you like best about this story?

Enjoy all of Radclyffe's work.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator does nothing to make for easy listening.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I hadn't been so unsettled by the race the narrator was involved in! I do hope she won that race, or caught the train or bus she thought she might miss or whatever made the rapid pace so essential! Really, really annoying!!

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  • Dawn
  • 23-08-2016

Killed by the narrator...

The story was nice but the narrator killed it (and not in a good way). She gave the wrong expressions at the wrong time and to the wrong parts of the story. The emotions in her reading were off and it ruined the story for me. (To the author). Stick with Abby Craden or Nicole Zanzarella, they bring your stories and characters to life.

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  • Meredith
  • 16-10-2016

Listen on slower speed

The narrator seems to be in a huge hurry to get through the story. Story is okay, probably better in print. It was refreshing not to have anything harden on contact in a radclyffe book for once.

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  • Ubcool
  • 18-08-2016

Nicely Done

Another audio nicely done by Bold Strokes & Radclyffe. I enjoyed the story & thought the description of Yardley Estate, Graham, & things of a Concert Pianist was wonderful. The narrator did a good job . I highly recommend this audio.

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  • Susan Dennison
  • 13-08-2020

Speed Race in Reading

This has got to be the worst narrator ever when someone has read Radclyffe’s books. I didn’t know it was gonna be a race to the finish. This person read so fast it throws the story off. I had to go back a delisted to several chapters because she would lose me

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  • IMO
  • 15-10-2019

Audio is horrible.

When I first read this story years ago I was utterly intrigued. Recently, I was excited to have the chance to hear it on audio. I couldn’t do it. I could not get through the monotone voice of the narrator. She ruined it. Unless they get a new narrator, this should remain a book you only read.

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  • Raven
  • 05-04-2019

Good book not great narrator

I really enjoy this book. I've read it several times I print and listed to the audiobook a couple of times now. Unfortunately, the narrator is pretty bad...

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  • Lisa
  • 28-03-2019

Expected More

I generally enjoy Radcliffe, but I felt this 5 hr story could have had more substance. It left me thinking “That’s it?” The narrator—as others have also pointed out—does a poor job. She reads so quickly and adds the wrong tone and emphasis in the wrong places. It’s not as bad if one slows down the speed. Very forced, disingenuous, lacking warmth and subtlety.

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  • KS
  • 08-02-2019

The performance leaves much to be desired

I enjoyed the story, but the performance sounded flat and monotone, too fast and teleprompter like to generate any meaningful inflection, and the emotions were entirely skipped over.

Read the book, don't listen.

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  • Summer
  • 16-10-2017

Narrator spoke way too fast.

The narrator spoke very rapidly throughout the book. It felt rushed, and made me feel rushed.

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  • Sab
  • 01-10-2017

Will there be a sequel?

Loved the story, knew that I will love it. But the narrator was in a hurry, I felt like shouting to her”hey, Paige where are you running? Who is perusing you?”
Well I didn’t 😂
I think that the Voice she has is very good, even if she chose this alarmed higher pitch Voice for Anna which I didn’t care for.
So next time Paige, slow down just a little and don’t use this higher pitch for an adult even if she is younger than the main character
Last, I am looking forward to more books like that from Radclyffe.

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  • KH
  • 12-06-2019

An old classic ruined by the Reader

The Reader is truly appalling. The characters just die and the story is completely lost in this poor performance. Very disappointing.

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  • ChrystalClear
  • 14-08-2016

Take breath woman!

This was one of the first radclyffe books I read when I discover lesbian fiction just over 2 years ago. I was so looking forward to it BUT big but the narrator talks so fast it kills it for me. I even checked I hadn't accidentally hit the x2 speed. I can only listen for about half an hour before getting grumpy. It's a good story but radclyffe has written better and I've heard the better narrated so I'd only recommend this if like me you listen to every lesbian author you can.