• The Price of Fame

  • By: Lynn Ames
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (542 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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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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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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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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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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Too sappy…couldn’t finish it

It started out really well and then got really sappy and it was hard to listen without rolling my eyes. Gave up half way through…

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In what world would anything like this happen?

Take superwoman. Remove her super powers. Give her a U-haul. That's one of the main characters.
Take a normal human. Give her the traumatic hero upbringing, and make her lucky right after disasters happen. That's the other main character.

Also make it feel like it's written by an idyllic child, but it's actually a grown adult.

And spend a good quarter of the time constantly dreading what could go wrong.

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This was terrible!

I don’t know how I listened all the way through. Long before the end it felt like a chore I was determined to finish rather than an enjoyable experience. Narrator did good voices for the characters. That’s the only nice thing I have to say. She was terrible. Writing was insufferable. Don’t waste your time!

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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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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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made it 12 chapters and I am done.

I am confused because I have read her work in the past and enjoyed it. This one is different. The reading AND the book is WAY too dramatic. You find yourself thinking "That can't be what is about to.....okay, it is."

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-06-22

Hilarious, but for all the wrong reasons

Please don't get me wrong. I love a good old cheesy lesbian romance, I have read and listened to so many of them I'm surprised I haven't come across this one before.
I gave it 2 stars because I don't want to be too scathing, as a background listen its fine. However, I think the author needs to do some work with a dialogue coach. Nobody has conversations like the characters in this book, they are cringworthy. Listening whilst walking the dog must had made me seem like a crazy person as laughing out loud on your own walking down the street wearing earbuds can get you a second look or two.
I'm going to leave it here, I could go on, but honestly this author has written several books, which is several more than me, and good luck to her if others are reading/listening and enjoying, she did a great job, but on this occasion it just wasn't for me.

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  • Juliet Vorster
  • 10-30-20

Everything I want in a story

The fact that, upon completing this audio book, I immediately wanted to buy extra credits so I can listen to the next instalments immediately, says everything you need to know.
The character development is rich, the story is broad and deep, and the narration drew me into the lives of the characters.
I enjoyed everything about the experience of this audio book. Very much looking forward to following the adventures of these interesting lives in the subsequent books.
One of the joys of finding an author later in their writing career is that I can binge listen to the entire library. Way better than Netflix.

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  • M L Brooks
  • 01-02-22

Braindead main character

Okay so this is gonna be a spoiler so


At some point the MC Kate gets outed as a lesbian, she gets the chance to deny this but she doesn't because she "Doesn't want to lie about the person she loves." So then of course she proceeds to drive said love away and runs away herself.so that Jay's career won't be damaged. She refuses to tell her where she is or contact her. Then when Jay gets mad because of an article talking about Kate's ex GFs and she assumes she's been abandoned suddenly it's all Jay's fault? How the fuck does that make sense. Absolute garbage.

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  • d r oliver
  • 09-15-16

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

Any additional comments?

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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  • Kath
  • 09-16-22

Couldn’t finish it

Awful, couldn’t finish it. Really really corny and cringy. Way over the top, and completely unrealistic.

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  • jane c
  • 06-24-22

Very enjoyable

The next in series is already waiting to be played
I enjoyed this book alot , I saw a few negative reviews and dismissed them and so glad I did (each to their own and all that) . Yes its a bit sappy but that's ok in my book. one or two bits didn't sit well on me a bit especially how in the last paragraph Jay was made to be unreasonable one , I'm firmly on team Jay . Lynn Ames wrote a very enjoyable book which was fast paced for a romance but with the back stories it made sense and I'm truly glad we no longer live in the 80s
Emily Beresford has a voice I can listen to all day long .
Overall I would recommend this to anyone who likes lesbian romance

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  • Lauren K.
  • 03-23-22

complete rubbish

don't bother its a terrible book and performance. did not even get past chapter 10

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-22

Soooo cheesy

I’ve never given up on an audiobook before. I managed 6 hours, but I just couldn’t go on!

The narration awful. It’s is so cheesy and the conversations the main characters have are so cringey, no one talks like that.

I thought it started pretty well and the bits looking back at the past were ok, but as soon as they got together and it was all lovey dovey it was bloody awful.

Save yourself some time and listen to some Georgia Beers instead!

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  • Kate Masters
  • 09-21-21

In a word, awful!!

I have listened to a lot of questionable audiobooks but never has one been so bad it has actually made me angry! The story is so weak, I hate the leads, there’s so connection. I kept listening hoping it would improve but it just got worse! Don’t bother

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  • Tess Mc
  • 09-05-21

ok but overdone

last few chapters were not credible. Narration didn't suit the characters. But
... A nice little story set in the 80's