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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?

©2000 Radclyffe (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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  • Meredith
  • Charlotte, NC, United States
  • 10-16-16

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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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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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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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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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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Love it

Great book thank you. The storyline was wonderful and love the ending . Thank you Radclyffe .

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Tough Story

I listened to a similar story a few years ago. This one had quite a bit of guilt and confusion preventing love's peace.
I really liked the narrator's voice and the characters were clear. I did feel out of breath with the pace of the reading, though. There were several scenes where the moment's tenderness was lost by the rushing of the words. Otherwise, the tone and tambour were great.

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one of the greatest books by Radclyffe

This book is one of my favourite in the ganre. Unfortunately the narrator who has a great voice had not grasp the tempo of the story and failed to convey the well described feelings.

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I loved this book.

This was already one of my favorites by Radclyffe. I was thrilled with the audio. I love this story and it's a great one for an Audible book. I love imagining Graham and Anna together. What a vision. Thanks to Audible and BSB for making this happen.

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The lesbian version of the Beauty and the Beast

Would you listen to Love's Melody Lost again? Why?

Yes, oh my gawd, this is the lesbian version of the Beauty and the Beast. Talented, powerful, beautiful, successful but very lonely and isolated master of the castle that falls for the kindness of the house keeper. I’m a Disney lover so this book took me back to all those sweet, lovely, dreamy stories….was very special …

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love's Melody Lost?

Again the parallel to the Beauty and the Beast…the moment when the “Beauty”starts bringing back the sweet and kindness of her master.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Paige McKinney: Good narrator but must slow down a bit – she reads/speaks so fast that the feelings of the moments are completely misinterpreted.

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  • Julie C.
  • 08-14-16

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.

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  • J. Duncan
  • 12-20-17

Who won the race?

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!!