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Passionate and deeply intimate, When Dreams Tremble is a story of an old love, rekindled. Leslie Harris thinks she has her life together until she runs into an old girlhood crush, the mysterious Devon Weber. Suddenly her relaxing vacation has turned into something far more serious.… Coleen Marlo performs Radclyffe's romantic work with all of the requisite flourishes and emotion. Marlo's tone is charming and relatable, just the type of performer a romantic thriller such as this deserves!

Publisher's Summary

Leslie Harris's visit to her upstate New York lakeside family home after a decade of triumphs and disappointment resembles a nightmare more than the quiet vacation she'd hoped for. The unexpected appearance of much-changed town girl, Devon Weber, with whom Leslie shares a secret that haunts them both, rekindles an old heart ache - and reminds Leslie of just why she left.

Even though her attraction to Dev comes roaring back, the one thing Leslie doesn't want is to pick up where they left off, especially not when she already has just the life she wants - a rewarding high-power law practice, a condo in Manhattan, and a lover who satisfies her without demanding the intimacy Leslie avoids. Unfortunately, environmental biologist Devon Weber doesn't play by Leslie's rules. Two women whose lives turned out far differently than they'd once imagined discover that sometimes the shape of the future can only be found in the past - and love is strongest - When Dreams Tremble.

©2007 Radclyffe (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Laura Straub
  • 08-07-2019

Slow burn and full of angst

but I could not stop listening. I really loved it. The angstiness got a little much towards the end right before it finally gets resolved, but its a minor irritation. I liked the characters and its sweet relief when they finally get together. Definitely worth your time.

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  • Lainie-Marie Johnson
  • 04-04-2019

Amazing

Wow. Such a captivating story with an expressive narrator. Love how Dev uses "Fish are people two" in a case. Great story with a great ending. Amazing romantic plot line. Kept me listening through work and even at home. Couldn't stop until I finished it all in one day.

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  • glenda Goodwitch
  • 14-03-2019

I Want a Sequel! Loved it so much.

These characters are great, I'd like to see them a few years down the road.

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  • Coda Dancer
  • 21-10-2020

I loved it!

I loved the story, and everything was so easily laid-out descriptively before me that I could see it all in my head as a movie. And what brought it all to life was the fantastic narration by Coleen Marlo; all of the characters had distinct voices and she exuded such wonderful emotions in her voice: anger, hurt, fear, love, tenderness, lust. Five stars!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-09-2020

Unpleasant!

Up until the tent scene this story was great! Then it became unpleasant and confusing. The answer to the question from Devon gave no sence, based on Leslies reasoning. And from that moment on the story became unpleasant, as there where no logic behind Leslies further behaviour up until the end of the story. If there were, it should have been made visible for the reader/listener. However, the sex scenes were excellent, and the author is highly competent in describing, both nature and inner feelings, which saved the story for me.

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  • sara55435
  • 25-09-2020

Good read

Lots of past dramas and longing... I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Could've had a bit better narrator but not bad at all.

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  • RH007
  • 02-12-2019

Same

I couldn’t finish it. The narrator was trying to hide her British accent that it came out weird! Just irritated me.

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  • Tracy
  • 06-09-2019

OMG seriously!!

Okay so I don't write reviews often. Radclyffe I hate you and love you!! Wow!

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  • TeecyWeecy
  • 24-06-2019

Loved this presentation ...

One of the best lesbian books I’ve come across in a long time. Thanks to the author and reader.

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  • IMO
  • 20-02-2019

A must read / listen

If you are looking for a nice steamy romance, look no further. Great story and great narrator.

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  • seer
  • 02-11-2013

Absolutely stunning!!!

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.

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  • Crackdown
  • 30-11-2013

One of the better Radclyffe novels

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-2020

Decent story, good characters not Radclyffe's best

First off the narration was great. Character development was good and it was nice to see Lesley's relationship with her mum develop too. Overall it was just a little too slow, I got fed up waiting for them to realise they loved each other and then ending felt rushed and not particularly credible. I would listen again but recommend Fated Love, Night Call and Trauma Alert for better storylines and characters.

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