Not recommended except for diehard Howard fans. It's below what I've come to associate with LH. There was nothing to lift the typical serial killer plot and there was nothing to draw me into the romance. I didn't care for the hero hitting on Marlie at such an inappropriate time. I mean, puhlease, the lady's there to identify her father's corpse and just buried her mother!
Talk about missing a sensitivity chip.
Love his rich, masculine voice.
Look up his other works. To my disappointment, he hasn't done any anything else in the romance genre that I read.
Listen to this for Phil Gigante's voice, not the story.
I'm a book loving fool! lol No time to sit down with a good book so I take my books with me! I love audible!
I love the convenience of having the book on audio. I work a lot of hours and sometimes listen while I'm doing paperwork.
I love his deep gruff voice. I didn't much like is voice for the ladies, because he indeed is NO lady :) Thats not a bad thing though.
I love the book. It's excellent and Marley is the best. Really makes a believer of you. I read it years ago but recently bought the audio version. Great listen!
Say something about yourself!
Enjoyed most of the storyline, until the end. Too sappy for me.
Did well with male characters in the book, but just "down right painful" on the womens characters.
No, not all in one sitting, needed a break from the whining voices.
A more believable plot with more believable characters
Of course. I love Gigante's male voices but his female ones... just doesnt work
Linda Howard for me has always been hit or miss. This was a miss
The narrator was awful and annoying. Both his sappy high female voice and deep masculine voice brought the story down.
I usually enjoy Linda Howard's stories and hot love scenes, but this one seemed more creepy than erotic. I cringed every time the narrator used his high voice for the female character and his deep one for the hero policeman. I was disappointed in the writing and the narration. The story could have been good and maybe the second half got better, but I couldn't tolerate the love scenes. The story line seemed interesting enough, a psychic who senses what a serial killer is thinking as he murders women. There wasn't enough story between the cringe-inducing love scenes. The psychic had been raped before the story began and the homicide detective just wants to get into her pants from the time he meets her. UGH!
A narrator can make or break a story. Phil Giante made the story. I wouldn't have read the first chapter but listening was great. Slow moving story with a touch of mystery. This was a story, not a narrator just reading directly from the book.
Very intense story, extremely hot, not boring at all!
Detective Dane Hollister, he's the kind of man any woman would love to be with!
He was pretty good but didn't do the female parts very well.
The gentleness of Dane with Marley was great but the hot passion was fabulous!Cold shower was needed! Will listen to this book again!
Wish this book would be a series with Det. Dane Hollister, would read all of them! This is a hard book to top!
Maybe. The story was ok, though I've got other books i like more.
The story was a bit predictable. I would have made it a bit less obvious.
Phil's work is always good; his voice portrays emotion well, and each character gets well defined.
Sadly, no. There were alot of points were I think other people would have though.
for a audio chick flick... it works. sometimes they bore me and this one kept me engaged and if you like cop/paranormal romance topics even vaguely it shouldn't disappoint.
A Horrifying, Romantic, Masterpiece.
Well I can't think of a title to compare Dream man to, but there are two authors that immediatley come to mind. Carla Neggers, and Sharon Sala/Dinah McCall both put you in the same spine tingling, pulse racing state of suspense as this Linda Howard book.
My favorite scene is actuall in the very begining, when Marlie and Dane meet for the first time and face off in the chief's office. They were up in each others faces fighting and it turns out that the entire time they were fighting, he was severly turned on...this whole scene made me smile.