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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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Dreams can come true

If you could sum up Dreaming of You in three words, what would they be?

Hope, Dreams, Love

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

The description of the destruction of a place in the story.

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

She was good at portraying the characters and making Derek seem more vulnerable and strong at the same time.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nothing. Would like listening to another book narrated by Rosalyn Landor.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Decent book but narration could have been better

Would you consider the audio edition of Dreaming of You to be better than the print version?

I only have purchased the audio edition and would not have been able to read the book.

What did you like best about this story?

The Era it was set in

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

The voice for the male charachter was almost startling at times! The female characters were perfect pitch though.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Marie
  • Arlington, TN, United States
  • 02-28-13

Not worth your time and credit

What disappointed you about Dreaming of You?

Flat story. Characters are unrealistic, bland and underdeveloped. Some emotions or behaviors were well characterized but overall this is a miss.

Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa Kleypas again?

No

How could the performance have been better?

The performance killed it for me. The female voices were stiff and over articulated. The male voices were horrible. They made me cry and I am still sobbing.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

English was well written. Some aspects poked my wanting to keep listening but there was no connection between the reader and the characters

Any additional comments?

Would not waste a credit on this book and avoid this narrator

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Patricia
  • Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • 05-30-12

another winner

Ms. Kleypas has a real talent for writing love stories that grab your interest and keeps it through out the entire book. I also just love how she writes a different book about every character in her series, how each of them have to earn their happily ever after. I rate all her books at least a 4 star rating with the exception of the 2 Russian books which I felt didn't quite measure up to her usual standard. I always look for her books when perusing my wish list and hers are usually the first that go into my cart. This book was especially sweet as I was drawn to Derrick when I read Lilly's story and wondered what she would do with his character.
I throughly enjoyed the book, another good job Ms. Klepas and of course no fault can ever be found with the narrator Rosalyn Landor.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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All around Incredible book.

This is such a great read. The plotting, characters, secondary characters, location, friends, fashion, and passion all very consistently high quality. I did not enjoy the narrator's portrayal of Derek Craven. I also think his name should've been Crave because Craven means coward and that was a weird name for a good guy.

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Dreaming of You/the audiobook

This audiobook is very moving and powerful! I fell in love with "Dreaming of You" all over again.

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Lives on my keeper shelf

Derek Craven has to be one of the top heroes of all time. He's a self-made man off the streets, has a secret fear that he's not good enough for a "real" lady, and just met his match in our intrepid heroine. She's a writer who's a total research fiend (we wouldn't know any like that, now would we?) and has no problem saving the hero, even if she does shut her eyes before pulling the trigger.

This one totally has ALL the feels. Is it possible to wear out virtual recordings? Guess I'll find out, because I keep coming back for another listen. Even when I know how it'll turn out, I'm still rooting for our damaged hero. He's not pretty, he's not classy, and he's totally irresistible because he's a real hero underneath.

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Excellent listening pleasure

Wonderfully told story - sorry it ended!! Can't wait for the next book on this series.

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Country girl intrigues club owner...

She is a writer doing research for her book. He is a gambling club owner that will not let his heart get involved. That goes up in smoke when they are drawn together. I liked the small country life component. The obsessed ex-lover stirred the pot.

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A Good Kleypas Experience

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if the friend liked historical romance.

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

I'm usually a big fan or Rosalyn Landor's, and this is the first time I rated her with less than four stars. What didn't work for me was her narration for the male protagonist despite the continuity of this voice from the first book of the series. She made him sound like a big oaf rather than an attractive man with a cockney accent. Took away from the experience for me a bit.

Any additional comments?

I liked this book better than the first of this series, although both books are a decent listen. Kleypas is one of my favorite historical romance authors, so it's a good bet I'll get something enjoyable when I listen to a book of hers, and this time was no different. The characters were compelling, and I appreciated the dichotomy of the protagonists and their relationship. I also credit Kleypas in that neither the female or male lead were aristocrats, which is typical of this genre.