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Summary

When you spend your life battling death, who has time for love?

Dr. Ali Torveau knows just how fragile life can be - she sees death and tragedy every day in the trauma unit. Battling the dark forces of fate is her life's work and she doesn't want or need anything else, certainly nothing as transient as love. Plenty of women try to change her mind, but she never has any trouble saying no. Not until the day firefighter Beau Cross shows up in her ER and sets Ali’s carefully ordered world aflame.

A First Responders Novel

©2010 Radclyffe (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Follows on from 'Turn Back Time'

This story follows on in a small way to 'Turn Back Time' and although I enjoyed it I did pick up a couple of small continuity errors which did spoil it somewhat. To my mind if I picked up on them, then really the editor should have noticed as well. However, another good story overall from the author and well read by the narrator.

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A better written Radclyffe lesfic books

A good w/on w/ romance - loved the medical and first responder detail. Even the attraction and psychological walls between the main protagonists, implausible at first, became believable by the end of the story. Although there were a few to many sex scenes for my taste, these did not become repetitive, boring padding, which was a nice change in a Radclyffe book.
I understand Radclyffe's books are fantasy romances that are aimed ar a particularl demographic but the troubling reservations I have, with In all of the many Radclyffe books I have listened to so far, are that the main characters are always white and beautiful, never black, plain looking, disabled or poor. There has only been a rare, periferal character that was not white or middle class. There are never any serious issues around race, cultural diversity, disparities in achievement, income, physical ability & etc. It is as if Radclyffe expects her audience to live cocooned in the narrow world of the white, middle class America of the 1950s and does not trust us to have developed a wider understanding of the world and the issues people face today.
Narrator was ok but it would have been helpful to have different voices as it gets confusing when the author writes she/she and her/her repeatedly and in succession.

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Loved it.

Loved the story.
Loved the narration.
Sad when it finished.
Another great book by a great author.

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Long-winded

the narrator did a really decent job with a rather predictable story. liked that the protagonists were lesbians, but the book was mediocre at best

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Loved it!

Great book (probably my favourite so far). Loved the characters. Perfect narrator. I really enjoy your books, cant wait to read/listen to more.

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I like read the books because you read over.

Would you consider the audio edition of Trauma Alert to be better than the print version?

Yes and on because I like the both of them.

What did you like best about this story?

It was set in hospital ,

What about Nicole Vilencia’s performance did you like?

I would like a it she was not out in a rush sometimes.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I like the same name has the book because the book this very good .

Any additional comments?

I think any Radcliffe book should be audible because is a very good write .

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absolutely enchanting

If you could sum up Trauma Alert in three words, what would they be?

absolutely heart stopping

What other book might you compare Trauma Alert to, and why?

Heart Block...they both showed 2 females deeply in love but afraid to express it. in the end love did prevailed even though Heart Block was more touching than this.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

my favorite scene was when Ali went to the bar and saw the girl all over Beau and got jealous. it was really amazing how fast she gladly placed ownership on Beau.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

yes, when Beau told Ali that she was in love with her and Ali told her that she only wanted her for her body.

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  • Dandylion
  • 15-01-13

I have Narrator Trauma

I don't know if I would have enjoyed this tale more of the serious Trauma doctor Ali ,battling her feelings for the hot and ripped firer fighter Beau, although not very hard if it wasn't was read by somebody who sounded like she was reading from a cook book her rhythm is of and with this kind of novel you need that ,granted this is not a a classic by any means but it didn't deserve this .It could have been so much better with a better narrator .

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  • Captain H
  • 02-01-19

Narrator ruins this book

Nothing ruins a great book like a narrator who reads a very descriptive and well-written love scene (as Radclyffe always does) like they're reading from the classifieds. Absolutely abysmal. The entire time I was wishing Abbie Craden would have narrated this book. If so I would have given it five stars across the board. This was roughly the equivalent of a high end, expensive dress being sold at Kmart. Boo.

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  • Rochelle
  • 10-12-18

holy jesus

okay I have read a few of Radclyffe now and the first responder books are great for a quick fun read. but this is the first time I had to stop listening because I was panting through the love scenes. I don't know what sparked you through this one girl but HOT Damn. I had my wife laughing and helping me relieve tension twice! great story line fun characters. thanks for this one.

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  • Micha
  • 12-10-18

Better in Print

If you’re a Radclyffe regular, this par for the course. It’s not up there with Fated Love but it’s a solid read. Read being the operative word.

No disrespect to Nicole Vilencia, the narrator, but her performance definitely left a lot to be desired. I’ve no idea if a narrator’s performance is guided by a director so I don’t know where to lay blame - and someone should be blamed. Ms. Vilencia’s inflection and/or delivery oftentimes didn’t match the written descriptor or the tone of a line or passage. Additionally, there was very little differentiation between character voices. [Listen to the sample of And Playing the Roll of Herself narrated by Lisa Cordileone for an example of narration done right.]

I think I’ve said enough to get my point across. To say more would just turn this review into a rant.

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  • pamela
  • 31-03-13

Definitely recommend this one!

Would you listen to Trauma Alert again? Why?

I would, and have! Like 5 times! I find that every time i have listened to it i get things out of it that I missed the previous times! Good story line. I would love to see this as a movie!

Which character – as performed by Nicole Vilencia – was your favorite?

Probably Dr. Torveau...

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Aside from some unnecessary assertions by Beau Cross and her need to relieve her tension quite often, I enjoyed this book. It's easy to listen to. Good narration.

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  • Katie
  • 05-03-13

Radclyffe has done it again!

If you have a medical background and are a lesbian, you'll love Trauma Alert! Believe me, after reading this book, as well as her others that are based out of the Pa, you'll wish you could work in this hospital and become part of the family.

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  • 12-03-15

Narrator

The narrator was awful. Story was good and interesting. Prefer someone else reading it allowed. Hopefully there is a new narrator for future books.

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  • Susie
  • 06-12-12

A Sweaty, Breathless, Public Servant Sandwich

Radclyffe is a retired surgeon who's become a bestselling author in lesbian romance, mystery, and erotica. She specializes in medical romances and is a pro at whipping up love concoctions.

The story revolves around a senior resident doctor who gets swept off her feet by a butch firefighter with a saucy attitude. I imagine Trauma Alert might've been a juicy day dream back when Radclyffe was making her rounds.

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  • McKenzie Wilson
  • 27-06-21

Bad Narrator

I usually don't complain about the narrators much but this has to be the worst I've ever listened to. I've listened to this book several times and I just can't get over how terrible the narrator is. Very flat, very bland and no emotion throughout the entire book.

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  • Lamaria
  • 30-07-18

narrator is really dry.

great characters. the nature of their individual struggles was interesting and entertaining. however, the narrator was really dry. her delivery of the intimate scenes was rather awkward. sounds like she's never had sex before. even things like Beau's pick up lines sounded weird.

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