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Love's Masquerade

By: Radclyffe
Narrated by: Paige McKinney
Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
4.5 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Plunged into the often indistinguishable realms of fiction, fantasy, and hidden desires, Auden Frost discovers a shifting landscape that will force her to question everything she has believed to be true about herself and the nature of love.

Auden's journey begin's one winter morning when she interviews for a much-needed position as an editor at Palmer Publishing. Haydon Palmer, the powerful young head of the company, offers Auden something far different - something that ultimately forces them both to confront their deepest fears and utmost desires. Unable to resist Hays's challenge and unaware of the charismatic woman's closely guarded secrets, Auden soon finds herself on a path that will transform both their lives.

©2004 Radclyffe (P)2017 Bold Strokes Books

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Excellent Audio!

I loved Love's Masquerade. I have read it several times before. But listening to it was a whole different story. There is quite a bit of sex in the book, both with the main characters and in the manuscripts they write and review. Tastefully and skillfully written by Radclyffe. Great story of Auden and Hays in a publishing house setting. This is one book that was improved by putting it on audio. Paige McKinney does an excellent job with the narration.

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One of the best

It took me a while to decide to download this book. There was a less-than-stellar review posted almost as soon as it became available, and that held me back. As you can see by the five stars, I'm glad I took a chance and listened. The narration was wonderful, and while yes, it was a little confusing to have to differentiate between "real life" and a reading (maybe less so in the written version?), I think that was sort of the point...

Out of all the Radclyffe books I've read, this is now one of my favorites. My only problem with the story was the fact that it dealt with a difficult issue that hit a little too close to home...but of course, that's a very personal thing.

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One of Rad's Best Books!

This is one of my favorite books by Radclyffe, I've about read them all. I really hate to give a bad review of anything, but have to say the narrator for this book is awful, not a good fit at all. She sounds better suited for a Disney book or Dr. Seuss. With an incessant up lilting voice and total lack of the deep emotional sounding voice that is required of this book. When the main characters finally sleep together for the first time her choppy robocall voice didn't do it justice. Narrator Nicol Zanzarella or a vocal expressionist equivalent would have been a godsend.

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Another case of narrator killing a good story

so annoyed with myself for letting myself buy a book because I love Redclyffe writing and ignoring the reviews on the narration. The narrator was out of touch with the story and the characters. no one speak like that in real life. the reading is super slow as if she struggles with the English. Bummer!!!!!

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Poor Narration

This is the second book I have listened to that Paige McKinney has narrated and it lacks appropriate change in tone. The narration definitely takes away from the purpose of listening to a book. I will no longer purchase books narrator by her, instead I will buy the book.

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Love's Masquerade

The content of the book was very good, but the narrator leaves much to be desired. Ms. McKinney tends to sound whiny and stuck up.

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Good story, but didn't like narrator.

Would you listen to Love's Masquerade again? Why?

Maybe.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters.

What didn’t you like about Paige McKinney’s performance?

It was flat especially the love scenes, no passion.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

The audio would have been better if narrator was better.

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As always, love Radclyffe. I can read and then re-read her books every time. never fails.

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Cheesy

First book in this genre that I've struggled to finish. Too many stories within stories and the secondary character's relationship, Thane and Gayle, was a bit much.. took away from main storyline. And some of the dialogue made me cringe. All that said, I love Radclyffe and I'll probably move on to one of her other books.

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Passionate

I loved every minute of it. I was inspired to write my own Love story!

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  • Fiona C
  • 01-14-19

Great read

Really enjoyed this book. Easy to listen to. Narrator good. Some of her pronunciation makes me laugh.