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The Price of Fame

By: Lynn Ames
Narrated by: Emily Beresford
Series: Kate & Jay, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
3.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Summary

When local television news anchor Katherine Kyle is thrust into the national spotlight, it sets in motion a chain of events that will change her life forever.

Jamison "Jay" Parker is an intensely career-driven Time magazine reporter; she has experienced love once, from afar, and given up on finding it again.... That is until circumstance and an assignment bring her into contact with her past.

Kate and Jay's lives intertwine, leading them on a journey to love and happiness - until fate and fame threaten to tear them apart. What is the price of fame? For Kate the cost just might be everything. For Jay the price could be the other half of her soul.

©2010 Lynn Ames (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Ames, much feted for her lesbian mysteries and romances, adds another to her record of successful storytelling. Narrator Emily Beresford provides a fully voiced performance of the two featured women. Kate and Jay first met during a skiing accident when Jay was in college. Now, a few years later, they're meeting again as Kate, a TV journalist, reports live from a state capitol bombing. The crush Jay felt that first time is still much alive, and Kate, happily, is feeling romantic now, too. Beresford effectively differentiates the two principals, as well as the wide range of secondary characters, by varying pitch and tone. Her pacing fits each scene, whether one of tenderness or camera-rolling chaos during news reporting. The first of a series, this audiobook, and its team of Kate and Jay, should find a welcome audience." ( AudioFile Magazine)

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book is better than the audio

What did you like best about The Price of Fame? What did you like least?

the book is great and a good story but the narration is awful the voice to too weak for a strong character like Kate

What other book might you compare The Price of Fame to, and why?

The Devil Unleashed Ali Vali a great book

What didn’t you like about Emily Beresford’s performance?

the voice is too weak its hard to think that Kate is a anchor on tv and supposed to be this person who controls a room and Jay just sounds like a little girl

If this book were a film would you go see it?

probably

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i was looking forward to getting these audio books as i really liked the books but now i don`t think i will as it`s a struggle to get through this one

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'Love'

I liked the overall story and the characters. Hated how often the word 'love' was used as an endearment - I'm a dour Scot. Will read the book instead of listening next time because I do want to know what happens next.

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  • christin
  • 14-09-16

good at first then got boring

Would you try another book from Lynn Ames and/or Emily Beresford?

I would hoping book 2 is better. I have to think if I would give it a chance.

Would you ever listen to anything by Lynn Ames again?

So far no. Have to think about it.

Which character – as performed by Emily Beresford – was your favorite?

The dog. Jay cried to much and I thought Kate was stronger then she went weak, so the dog.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

Nothing to say.

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  • JCPDX
  • 19-10-16

Intriguing and interesting st

For a 2010 copyright there were some head scratching things like using the words "word processors " instead of computer or laptop, and a lack of cell phones and texting, but the presence of answering machines etc. I don't know why but I kept thinking this story must have sat on the shelf for a while.

I enjoyed the story, and a pretty rich background that was provided for each of the characters. There was enough adventure, but trail of every day life in an interesting way, and drama. I do at some point think I will get my fill of the knight in shining armor and rescued princess but perhaps book two will even things up a bit.

I am looking forward to more of these women

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  • Abby
  • 01-10-16

don't just don't

I got this book even after reading the other reviews about it being a not so great book and all the reviews are right. way to much WTF did that really just happen? come on now let's get back to reality. oh nope Yup the authors really going there. WTF did I hear that right come on now. seriously no one does that. I lasted 10 chapters I was really sad cause I love series and was looking forward to listening to this one. trust us save the credit

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  • Mary Worrell
  • 20-02-19

Hard to believe.....I know it's a book, but...

I liked this book ok, but several parts of it were hard to believe and at the same time predictable. I might give book 2 a try to see if I'm just not getting the full picture and giving it a fair chance.

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  • Happy Woman
  • 02-03-18

I really wanted to like it

I’ve enjoyed Lynn Ames’s other books and want to support lesbian authors. Unfortunately, maybe I’m jaded at hopeless romantic stories of folks who meet and fall in love immediately, even as there are years between their meetings.
I found Jay to be annoying in her lack of confidence and amazement at seemingly everything. Her go to response seemed to be a wide-eyed “WOW! That’s AMAZING!” The Co-dependence between the Kate & Jay was also annoying.
I couldn’t listen anymore.
I listen to Lynn Ames’s other books because I’ve enjoyed her writing.

If you like hopelessly romantic stories full of passion, then this would be a great story for you.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-02-18

Wish this Book had a different narrator

I absolutely LOVE this Book. I've read it and wanted to listen to the audio version since I commute to work. Lynn Ames is a favorite author of mine. The only thing that kept me from finishing the audio version is the narrator. I'm sure it was meant well but, the way she quotes the characters is very uppity (for lack of a better word) or over the top. I'm so happy I've read this book so that I know how amazing this story is. Lynn Ames will always be a favorite!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-09-19

Book one of a great series

In a time where loving anyone you hearts desire is of great courage and justice. There is no love that is wrong when you do with your whole heart.

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  • Chrshale
  • 13-06-19

If you enjoy hiding in the closet, this is for you

The story of these two people might have been titillating in the 1930's but not in the 1980's. I lived through the 1980's, and we didn't run and hide then. This book should have been used for a Shirley Temple movie.

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  • Kristy
  • 14-03-19

Loved it

I loved this book so much I immediately got the next one so I could continue to find out how Kate and Jay made out, I have to admit that it took me a couple of chapters to get into this but once I did I could wait to pick it back up

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  • RH007
  • 16-10-16

worth it

this is such a great story. And the narrator does a great job! worth buying and listening. now, onto to the 2nd series