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And Playing the Role of Herself

Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Summary

Actress Caidence Harris is living her dreams after landing a leading role among the star-studded, veteran cast of Ninth Precinct, a hot new police drama shot on location in glitzy LA. Her sometimes-costar Robyn Ward is magnetic, glamorous, and devastatingly beautiful, the quintessential A-List celebrity on the fast-track to super-stardom. 

When the two meet on the set of Ninth Precinct, Caid is instantly infatuated but settles for friendship, positive that Robyn is both unavailable and uninterested. Soon Caid sees that all is not as it appears, but can she take a chance and risk her heart when the outcome is so uncertain? 

The leading ladies and the supporting cast of this debut novel by newcomer K.E Lane will charm you, entertain you, and leave you with a smile on your face.

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Absolutely superb

One of my favourite stories that is narrated so sympathetically and with such humour that even though I knew the twists and turns it seemed as fresh as my first reading.
Definitely five stars. And I’ll definitely look out for more books narrated by Lisa Cordileone.

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One of the best books ever

I will never get tired to listening to this one. Just brilliant. The narrator does a wonderful job.

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As near to perfect as you can get

Would you consider the audio edition of And Playing the Role of Herself to be better than the print version?

On it's own this is a really good read. But Lisa Codileone's narration brings it to life and enhances it. Superb.

What was one of the most memorable moments of And Playing the Role of Herself?

I hope this author writes addional novels and I will definitely look out for Lisa Cordileone's narrations in this genre.

What does Lisa Cordileone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

It's just very well-written and no hurry to tie up all the threads. Just when you think the story arc is concluding, there's another dimension or twist and it simply sustains the reader/listener's engagement throughout.

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🙂🙂🙂

This has long been one of my favourite romance books. Funny, sympathetic, thoughtful, well written & shamelessly romantic. I was delighted to finally find an audio version. Even more delighted to find the narrator was of equally high calibre. I suspect this one is going to be a repeat listen.

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Excellent narration

While the story is good, the narrator does breathe life into the characters. Kudos Lisa Cordileone!

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  • 22-02-20

How have I missed this?

Wow, how have I never heard of this audiobook and it’s been out for years? Such a wonderful story with all the ups and downs and details, perfect narration and I can’t believe I’m saying this but - the perfect length! Don’t hesitate to give this a go if you enjoy slow burns with characters that truly click - you won’t be able to stop .

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Captivated

Fantastic debut from K E Lane. Hope to see many more titles from this author.

Wonderfully narrated by Lisa Cordileone.

Probably my most enjoyable read/listen this year!!

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An absolute peach!

I loved this book, so much that I started listening to it again after a gap of two days because I missed it so much!

At first I was slightly suspicious that it was going to be a bit light and fluffy for my liking, but I was wrong - ok, it's probably not going down as a literary masterpiece read in classrooms throughout the world, but it's a well constructed story with descriptive, insightful writing that moves along at a nice pace and I often found myself laughing aloud. Having said this, I believe the whole story is beautifully brought to life with fabulous narration by Lisa Cordileone who brings every character to life.
I loved it so much that I have been trying to find more K. E. Lane books but sadly this is her only published work that I can find - in fact I can find very little about the author. So, if you're out there Ms Lane, please, give us another book!

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loved this... great narrator, too

everything everyone else has said....
plus it's longer than the average.... so even more to enjoy! ! :) :)

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As good as I remembered

love this story, the characters are delightful and the narration in the audio version was very entertaining.

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  • V Reader
  • 06-11-17

Spectacular

This recording of one of my most favorite books, lives up to my expectations and that is a first time for me. When I begin an audio version of a book that I have already read, I am usually disappointed within the first five minutes. The narrator was the perfect choice for Caidence Harris which was paramount as the novel is told from her point of view. She really is perfect. I would have liked a slightly deeper voice for Robyn Ward, but that is completely subjective. Overall, Ms. Cordileone pulled off what I thought was impossible. I enjoyed the audio version of this book just as much as I did when I first read it.

For me, the Audible version actually made Robyn a little more sympathetic than she is in the book. The narrator was able to highlight what may have been going on in Robyn's head a lot better than I had imagined, so I felt like there were a few "Ah - ha!" moments for her character. This version made it more clear that Robyn was hoping that Caid was a lesbian and showed her disappointment when she concluded that Caid was straight. This was much clearer than how it was on the written page. The narrator also did a great job of navigating between Caid's inner monologues and what she was actually saying in a way that was not confusing.

The recording itself is first rate. The sound editing is virtually seamless. So often in audio books, there are pops and shifts in ambient sound when there are edits and I find those so distracting. I have a background in film/television post-production so I am really picky about these issues. This is the best recording on Audible that I have heard to date.

If you read the book, I think you will definitely love this version as well. It adds a new layer of depth to the work and is a joy to listen to.

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  • CLo
  • 14-11-17

Amazing

So glad this was finally made into an audiobook and done correctly. Lisa Cordileone is one of my favorite narrators. If you loved the book, you will love this narration.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-04-18

When do we get a major movie out of a Lesbian Romance ?

At first listen I thought this book was a little slow ... then I listened again, and again, and again, and I fell head-over-heels in love with this book. This book should be made into a movie.
And if you could bottle Robyn's voice, I'd buy a bottle. Cade is wonderful but, even when grocery shopping as a soccer mom, Robyn drips ... sexy (whew! Makes me wet just listening to her while cooking dinner).

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  • LuceC
  • 12-11-17

I didn't think I could love this book more!

This book has been my favorite for years. I first read it online, then paperback, then ebook and now audio book. I've read it probably 6+ times over the years so I couldn't wait to listen to this book when I heard Dog Ear audio was producing it with Lisa Cordileone narrating. I've loved Lisa's other work on books by Robin Alexander.

I didn't think I could love this book more - but the audio adds another star to a 5 star book. I caught nuances that I missed or glossed over after reading it myself - maybe too many times? Lisa doesn't just read, but she acts too. Adding a laugh, a sigh or a groan when the author writes it in.

Sure the book isn't perfect. Caid has the worst luck. Robyn is frustrating at times but because the book is written in the first person by Caid, Robyn can be a mystery. (Check out V Reader's review. They give a great insight on Robyn that the I totally agree)

If you liked (or loved) the print versions - listen to the book. If you've never read the book (really?) and are looking for your next audio book, listen to this book. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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  • Sondra A., Cobb
  • 01-02-18

surprisingly very good!

honestly, I had never heard of this author but I had listened to the narrator before and loved her, so I figured I'd take a chance. I'm glad I did. the story was easy to fall into and I think I like the narrator even more now :)

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  • Wyatt Bobier
  • 12-11-17

Top in my book!

Always one of my favorite books in the canon, this recording does credit to the fine writing. Lisa's voice and the technical precision of the recording make this a delight to listen to over and over again. So thrilled to have this to enjoy! Many of the novels are too thin in substance to hold one's attention for long. The story, the romance, and the atmosphere of Hollywood make PLAYING a more enduring classic. Lisa's lilting voice is captured by the crisp recording of her voice. Can't wait to listen to it again and again.

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  • GAILE T.
  • 17-04-20

Pulls you in one thread at a time

I love how K. E. Lane weaves this tale of hope, desire, and love. Both Caidence and Robyn are lovable characters who know they are meant for each but go through misunderstandings before realizing it. Great supporting characters. Very funny under the breath comments and inner thoughts from Caid, and narrator, Lisa Cordileone performs them right on the mark.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-11-19

Loved it!

I just want to write this because the book is so good. One of the best I’ve listened to in a while and even though it was already much longer than most romance novels I didn’t ever want this story to end.

P.S. Robyn’s breathy voice was really freaking hot

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  • Carey Durden
  • 24-05-20

Fantastic!!!

Rumor has it that K. E. Lane is not planning on writing anymore novels... I am sad to hear this rumor. This novel was fantastic! I certainly hope she reconsiders. Lisa Cordileone did an outstanding job of narrating this as well!

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  • Katrina and Nicole Rousseve-Johnson
  • 23-05-20

Brilliant!!

I Simply Adore This Audio!! Lisa Cordileone Truly Brings The Characters To Life With Her Amazing Narration!