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When Dreams Tremble

By: Radclyffe
Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Carolyn G. Manuel
  • 24-10-2018

Can a High School Love Be Rekindled?

Leslie and Devon haven’t seen each other in more than a decade. When Leslie returns home to recover from heart palpitations, Dev is staying at Leslie’s parents resort. The spark is back but can their tragic secrets be healed? A wonderful story and performance. Recommend.

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  • N.B
  • 03-10-2018

Ending

Only bad thing about this book is that it’s over and there’s no sequel. Great book to tug at your heart strings.

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  • Tiggerbug47
  • 27-05-2018

So annoying...

The reason for these two to not get together until the very end is SO annoying and it made me so mad lol. Otherwise it was a pretty typical Radclyffe book.

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  • scheliece sankey
  • 14-04-2018

I love it

I like the fact that natalie want so butt hurt I the end.... and that u found her another interest... that story gonna be fyre.... sec scene I this was awesome like awesome sauce....It was a good book all around

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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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