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?
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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.
"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.
"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.
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.
"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.
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.
"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.
"The lesbian version of the Beauty and the Beast"
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 …
Again the parallel to the Beauty and the Beast…the moment when the “Beauty”starts bringing back the sweet and kindness of her master.
Paige McKinney: Good narrator but must slow down a bit – she reads/speaks so fast that the feelings of the moments are completely misinterpreted.
Felt like the performer was rushing through the reading. Other than that I loved it!
loved it. kept me curious throughout the entire story. going to look for more from this author.
"Read it, don't listen to it"
Engaging story. Reminded me of the book "Making a Come Back"
A good story still needs a narrator that doesn't sound like they are making cookies during a sex scene and who takes a breathe between paragraphs.
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