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Dreaming of You Audiobook

Dreaming of You

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Publisher's Summary

A prim, well-bred gentlewoman, Sara Fielding is a writer who puts pen to paper to create dreams. But now curiosity is luring her from the shelter of her country cottage into the dangerous world of Derek Craven – handsome, tough, and tenacious – and the most exciting man Sara has ever met.

Derek rose from poverty to become the wealthy lord of London's most exclusive gambling house. And now duty demands that he allow Sara Fielding to enter his perilous realm of ever-shifting fortunes – with her impeccable manners and her infuriating innocence. But there is a hidden strength and sensuality to the lady that captivates him beyond his better judgment. And in this world, where danger lurks behind every shadow, even a proper “mouse” can be transformed into a breathtaking enchantress – and a cynical gambler can be shaken to his core by the power of passion and the promise of love.

©1994 Lisa Kleypas (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Georgina Richards 01-26-16
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    "Good Story - Disappointing Narration"

    The male accents were a deal breaker. Usually I like Landor's narrations, but the lead males' voice was so thoroughly unattractive (and it wasn't the attempt at the cockney accent - he just sounded thick!) I just couldn't get past it…

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Winter Western New York 01-19-16
    Susan Winter Western New York 01-19-16 Member Since 2016

    romantaholic

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    "A romance that's actually ROMANTIC"

    An old fashioned sweet, innocent yet plucky heroine; a rough-around-the-edges protective hero... With more humor and charm than I've heard in a story in a long time = a book I'll listen to over and over and recommend to friends! The reader is one of the best in the field, and does an exceptional job with the characters/accents involved.
    A+

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    Paula 09-13-14
    Paula 09-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Delicious"
    Where does Dreaming of You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Fantastic!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Derek. He loves people even though he tries to push them away.


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her accent(s) is terrific!


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

    Yes and twice!


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a book you will want to listen to more than twice. Delicious!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacki CA 09-02-14
    Jacki CA 09-02-14 Member Since 2010

    Time spent commuting passes by much easier listening to books. I prefer romance books but I do enjoy other books as well.

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    "This Is An All Time Favorite Book For Me"
    Any additional comments?

    I actually read this book for the first time a long time ago. I've read it and listened to it multiple times since then and it never gets old. So, since I didn't review it before, I'm reviewing it now.

    Derek and Sarah's story is just everything you could ask for in a great romance. I've laughed and cried each time. You can just feel the love coming from this story as if it were something tangible that you could reach out and touch.

    I won't go into the particular parts of the story. I wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone but when you get to the part when the club burns down, you better grab some tissues. The action and drama in this story will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to the end and the love emanating from this couple will warm your heart.

    I am a HUGE fan of Lisa Kleypas. I've purchased everything she's ever written and will continue to as long as she keeps writing. If you look at the overall ratings of her books you'll see that most of them rate a 4 or higher. There's a reason for that and this book lives up to it. She has a lot of cross over characters between books which I also like. It gives you little glimpses of how the characters are doing in their lives.Which is something I like. I like seeing how they are doing. I would still like to see her write Derek and Sarah's children's stories.

    The Narrator: Rosalyn Landor is an excellent for historical romance narrator. She's not overly stodgy, her voices are well defined and her acting is good.She may be excellent at other types too but my experience with her has only been with her reading the historical period romances.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Grace Albany, NY, United States 02-19-14
    Grace Albany, NY, United States 02-19-14

    In search of the next great Cindarella story

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    "I absolutely love this book!"
    Where does Dreaming of You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    in the top 10


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dreaming of You?

    there were too many..


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when she brings him home to her parents


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I listen while I do my walking every day, when there were times I was finish with my hour and just kept walking around the block because I wanted to hear more...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sarah United States 06-17-13
    sarah United States 06-17-13

    I have alway enjoyed being read to, but when found audible it was a dream come true, love listening to books

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    "ONCE AGAIN LISA KLEYPAS REALLY GREAT STORY"
    If you could sum up Dreaming of You in three words, what would they be?

    WONDERFUL ROMANTIC STORY


    What other book might you compare Dreaming of You to and why?

    BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    SHE IS TRULY MY FAVOR NARRATOR, SHE GREAT IN WHAT EVER SHE NARRATES..


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    WHEN DEREK THOUGHT HE LOST SARAH FOREVER, HIS LOVE TRULY SHOWN THREW.


    Any additional comments?

    EVERY BOOK I HAVE LISTEN TO BY LISA KLEYPAS I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsey Boulder, Co, United States 01-08-13
    Lindsey Boulder, Co, United States 01-08-13
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    "Barf. Seriously."
    What would have made Dreaming of You better?

    Characters and plot are trite and predicable. The Heroine is laughable.


    Has Dreaming of You turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Rosalyn Landor?

    Yes


    What character would you cut from Dreaming of You?

    It wouldn't help.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cid LAGUNA BEACH, CA, United States 02-11-11
    Cid LAGUNA BEACH, CA, United States 02-11-11 Member Since 2002
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    "Blah!"

    Not a terribly interesting story - but the worst part is the narration of the male lead.... just awful!! I think Ms. Landor's narration of the story line and the female parts were lovely, but she really butchered the male lead.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 11-08-13
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 11-08-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story.."
    Any additional comments?

    BUT.. the narrator did an absolutely horrible job on Derek's voice. I hated the sound of him in "Then Came You" but he was taking lessons in speach so I went ahead and got this book thinking his voice would be changed-up to suit a hero. How wrong I was! In the other book he always sounded like a big dumb oaf and that's how he sounded during this entire book. It was just terrible and I can't believe everyone who left a review didn't mention it, though some did.
    Landor did a good job on Lady Ashby's voice (eww, what a horrible woman) and Tabitha's and Lord and Lady Raiford and Worthy, well, just about everyone in the book. But she totally screwed up Derek every time he opened his mouth. Such a shame..
    I've found, with Rosalyn Landor, that's it's always a hit-or-miss when it comes to her narration and this was the biggest miss yet.
    I gave her two stars because she did so well with everyone else but NOT on the most important one.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    S NY 01-04-11
    S NY 01-04-11 Member Since 2013
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    "SURPRISINGLY BORING"

    Hour after hour of the same thing: the heroine being soft-spoken and perfect, the hero feeling inadequate of the heroine and remaining emotionally reserved throughout the book. It became so very monotonous. Also, the hero was never really brought to life but remained a flat character that never stirred any attachment or reaction from the reader/listener. Add to that, hours of mundane domestic scenes and one of the dullest endings I have encountered in a while. I found this narrator, who usually adds enjoyment to the experience, quite monotonous here too.

    7 of 16 people found this review helpful

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