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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!

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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.

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really liked!

this book was great! liked the characters(loved Devon). if I could have listened to it all in one day, I would have. nice love story. glad Devon finally got the girl she wanted:)

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Never disappointing

Radclyffe always deliveries, great story, great narration. Every time I get a book written by radclyffe I know that it will be interesting, sexy, and well read. This one was exactly that: interesting, sexy and very well read.

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Enjoyable!

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were believable and the performance was really good. I find myself listening to it again and again.

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I love Radclyffe's Books!!!

this book made me cry, it made me laugh, it made me cheer!! Loved it!!

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Cultured "First Love"

I've heard/read a few "high school sweetheart"/"renew first love" stories. Radclyffe's well-formed pros give the recognized pattern substance with strong, intelligent women in foreground as well as the background. The pattern might be recognizable, but the character development and conflict crafting is cultured and a reflection of the author's highly-educated sensibilities.

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Wonderful...

If you could sum up When Dreams Tremble in three words, what would they be?

True Love Story

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I have listened to this book four times. I love it. There are several very emotional sections that had me nearly in tears. I highly recommend this book!!

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A step above the rest

The character development is on point, not only for the main characters but also the supporting cast. Tension is palpable between the two main characters.

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My favorite Radclyffe book

The story and narration were perfect. Even though Radclyffe books have pretty much the same storyline this brought reflections from the past and present together really smoothly. Listened to this one a bunch of times

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Perfect love story

I loved the way Radcliffe depicted the characters in this story. Sexy, passionate storyline is enough to warm your heart this winter or should I say almost... I strongly recommend this book.

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Please!!!

I've been hearing about Radclyffe for years and after being verbally harassed by a mentor type lesbian i gave in and ordered one. So hey, the lady can write pretty well and tells a story that pulls you in; those are pretty positive. Unfortunately that isn't enough to save this selection from mediocrity.
I'm a 22 yr. old poly amorous female who is in possession of no writing skills whatsoever; (spellcheck i love you.) seriously i wish with everything i have that i could write; because all non- hetero woman writers are older than my parents, which is a major problem when they attempt to write young. The whole sex is only about love thing reminds me more of my grandparents world. If i was in Devon's position those three weeks I would have totally hit it with Natalie; my friends agree.
Speaking of Devon; my god what a lame pathetic wimp of a woman. Leslie has been either ignoring her or letting her down since they were in high school but she still hangs around waiting for Leslie to toss her a few scraps. If you're a woman and can relate to this character then i feel sorry for you. Particularly as it applies to Leslie.
Leslie is a scared pathetic excuse for a woman in her own way; except that she's also mean, thoughtless, and so totally self-centered it's hard to believe a woman couldn't get over her in 15 minutes; much less 15 years. I have seriously never met anyone out of their teens who couldn't get over a high school crush. Especially one who'd treated her the way Leslie treated Devon.
Oh yeah, add to that the overwrought sex scenes and i'll have to let Janet know that i'm officially an unbeliever when it comes to this author. Stay Cool

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  • 11-02-13

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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  • 11-30-13

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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