Celine Patterson is a recent graduate eager to begin her career as a camerawoman, with the fashion world and all its glitz and glamour calling to her. Things aren't that simple, however, and she's forced to take a job making a documentary in the Peak District countryside with a mid-list British actor.
In spite of her initial disappointment - not only is the job not what she wanted, the pay is appalling, too - Celine warms to the project. The actor she's working with, Edward Robson, is kind, considerate, funny and a consummate professional. She realizes she can learn a great deal from him, and resolves to do so.
As the days of the shoot pass by, Celine grows increasingly fond of Edward, and that fondness quickly goes beyond the platonic. Convinced her crush is completely one-sided-he's over three decades her senior, for starters-she tries hard to ignore it, hoping the feelings will go away.
But then something happens to change Celine's opinion, and flip her world upside-down. How will she react? And can she emerge from this project with both her career and her heart intact?
The recording was hard to listen to. The narrator was talking so fast that I missed a lot even slowing it down didn't help. Older guy young girl fall in love while making a documentary nature film. I was given this book via audiobook boom
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What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
Enjoyable short story, but I did loose focus a few times due to the narrative at times becoming more story telling than performing. Xanthia has a beautiful voice, so I'm sure she will only improve with time. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy by the author, narrator or publisher.
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Love the slow burn!
This story takes it time and allows for the couple to get comfortable as they get to know one another. That being said, this still takes place over only a week, but they aren't just jumping into bed with each other immediately without so much as a hello!
Celine Patterson is camerawoman early in her career trying fill her resume. Jobs are not plentiful for a newbie so she takes a low paying, hardworking gig as the one person crew for Edward Robson. He is an older mid-list actor making a documentary on a smaller than asked for budget. Knowing how much of a raw deal Celine is getting, Edward tries to do what he can to make up for it. As the attraction grows between the two, they both worry over if it's all in their head or is the other person feeling the same way.
Both characters come off as genuine people who put their own happiness over the opinions of others. And these two actually do something quite foreign in most stories and communicate! It's amazing what complications can be avoided if you just have a conversation first!
I found this couple's interactions quite endearing. I was rooting for them the whole way. Regardless of the age difference, they are still two adults who want to find love and companionship.
The Narrator of this audiobook is Xanthia Bloom. She does Celine and Edward justice. There is good distinction between the two and the story narration. That is most if not all of the parts of the story.
Overall I give this 5 of 5 stars!
Audiobook was given to me for free at my request in exchange for an unbiased review.
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I'm really not sure what this book was about. Storyline was all over the place. Narration was difficult to follow, spoke too fast.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.
-Writing was good (would consider more books by this author)
-Short/Quick story for when you only have a little time or are not in the mood for something long
-Can easily listen in one sitting
-Narrator had good inflection
-Once Chapter 7 began, the narrators pace slowed down a bit...but, that was near the end of the story.
-Volume was good
-SUPER FAST narration (sounded like it was on 1.75 or 2.0x speed!)
-Difficult to absorb what was going on in the story bc of how quickly the narrator was reading. I did, eventually, get used to it, but bc she spoke so quickly, some of her words seemed to blend or slur together, making it difficult to hear what she was saying.
-You could easily tell that recordings took place at different times (possibly an editing issue??) bc of differences in sound of background noise...quiet vs. "airey." Also, there was even one point that sounded like a sentence or two was edited by inserting a revised clip into the already recorded portion. However, even though it sounds like the narrator, the tone is completely different and doesn't match the rest of what she is saying.
For the first time, I feel I like I would have enjoyed the book more if I read it instead of listened to it. I feel bad saying that, but it's true. The pace was just way too quick for the average listener. I would have rated this higher if she would have slowed down the reading (I know I could have adjusted the speed myself, but at first I thought that it was part of the story, and it was supposed to be that fast). Once I realized it was not going to slow down, I just kept it where it was bc I wanted to get through it. I would consider more by this author, but the narrator just wasn't for me. Sorry! :-(
Thank you for reading my review.
What did you love best about Love Through a Lens?
The characters took me along on their adventure. Having a narrator speak with a British accent helped to put me in the scenes - felt like a voyeur.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Love Through a Lens?
It would have to be the moment that the characters first kiss. It seems like we can hear their thoughts after the kiss is finished.
Have you listened to any of Xanthia Bloom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, I have not listened to Xanthia Bloom. But after listening to her hear, I can't wait to listening to more.
Any additional comments?
One thing I liked was that the author didn't try to make her voice too deep when speaking the male part. It would have seemed to be so fake if that were to happen. She does speak rather quickly but you can go and change to narration speed if you need to.<br/><br/>I got this book when things in my life got a little crazy. Having this book to listen to helped to slow me down and give me something else to concentrate on. I got to be transported somewhere else and watch these two people create a relationship. Would certainly listen to this book again. Especially when I only have a short amount of time to get my audiobook fix in.<br/><br/>This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
Very little to the story, didn't like the narrator especially when doing the inner monologue
Would you listen to Love Through a Lens again? Why?
I would it was a good quick read.
Any additional comments?
Love Through a Lens by Lucy Felthouse was a good quick read. I enjoyed reading Celine and Edward's story. Celine is following her dream but has realized the job she has found isn't what she thought it'd be. Xanthia Bloom did a great job narrating the book.