"I didn't expect to be woken up by someone I don't know dreaming about killing somebody. I thought I was done with that once and for all..."
But Sara's not done with it. As if adjusting to life as a newlywed and starting medical school weren't difficult enough, she's started seeing the dreams of everyone around her, again.
Before everything is said and done, those dreams might destroy Sara's hopes of becoming a doctor, wreck her marriage and even end her life...
Dream Doctor is the thrilling second novel in the Dreams series.
©2013 James DiBenedetto (P)2013 James DiBenedetto
This was a little bit better than the first book. It was much better once I sped up the narrator's voice. I don't think I will get the next one.
Lessons in life as well as the plot.
Lessons in life as well as the plot.
Yes. A lot of study in the medical field.
Heather Jane Hogan is an outstanding narrator. Well done.
Reading/Listening is FUNdamental!
I would sum up Dream Doctor in three words: exciting, suspenceful, and enjoyable.
I liked the entire story. It has a perfect continuation from Dream Student, the first book in the series. It has great flow and a very good storyline. What I liked best was that Sara knows whose dreams she is seeing and is able to help the people in her dreams. I like the way she is able to help Margaret, her friend Janet's mother and also Dr. Morris who isn't anyone's favorite doctor but still...
The only other of Heather Jane Hogan’s performances I've listened to were from this series but I love her in this. She has a delightful, soft voice with perfect flow.
This was a book I wanted to listen to all in one sitting.
I really enjoy this series. It's cleverly written and wonderfully narrated. I received this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.
Ok overall, this book might be even better than book one in the series. Which, as most readers knows, is really not the norm. However, I can see how the author is growing, the story line is better plotted. The pacing is extremely well done. The characters keeps growing in this book and the world building is very well done.
The performance of Heather Hogan really added so much to this story. Especially the scene changes from the waking to the dream world is done with a clear and non negotiable twist.
The world building of a woman in medical school is brilliant. No glossing over, no hours and hours of free time to do as she wishes, no instead this woman hardly has time to turn around twice without regretting the wasted seconds. I loved the reality that was brought in by the author in the setting of the plot. It felt real, it felt authentic which naturally translated toward the suspense in the story making it even more chilling.
A great read/listen for lovers of this genre.
Sara is always the best character. Watching her grow over time while dealing with her gifts is a rewarding journey.
Dream Doctor by J.J. DiBenedetto and Narrated by Heather Jane Hogan is the 2nd book in the Dream Series.
Once again Sara Barnes is back, having graduated from college and starting a new adventure: medical school. Her dreams have been her own for some time now; after her last adventure in "Dream Student". Now as Sara is living in close quarters with people again the dreams return. Some telling, some reveling, and some murderous.
As Sara trys to keep others dreams a secret, she finds a parallel to keeping secrets as a future doctor. How many secrets can Sara keep this time. Will her life be threatened once again because of what she dreams.
New characters are introduced into Sara's life and the stress of medical school as well as her dreams start to affect every aspect of her life.
Medical School is a full endeavor all by itself, add Sara's dreams, her friends troubled lives, and the possibility of murder; Sara must balance her Life, Love, and insatiable curiosity all while passing medical school and staying alive.
Dream Doctor is another great Listen, and the good news there are more. Look for my upcpming review of Dream Child and Dream Family.
I enjoy Heather Jane Hogans continued narration of this series. "Dream Doctor" as well as the entire Dream Series is an Excelent read or in my case listen.
This is an account I have with my husband. Some reviews are his some are mine.
My husband Nick Fury said he really enjoyed this novel, and he is waiting for the next book in the series. He listens to a lot of audio books and he likes the Narrator. It keeps his interest and it's has a good storyline.
It makes the miles go by faster.
Yes the first book in this series. She's a great reader, she handles the different characters fine, no problem keeping up with the storyline.
We read to know, we are not alone ~ C.S. Lewis
A little better created than the first in the series, Dream Doctor picks up shortly after the first book, and Sara is now in medical school. While I enjoy the premise, and find it unique, the key components that caused me discomfiture in the first book still exist in the second: overuse of description without point or purpose, seemingly endless scenes devoted to daily activities that serve no real purpose but filler, a lack of apparent focus to get to the solution and endpoint and endless sidetracks that are perhaps installed as red herrings but simply serve to throw the reader out of the story without purpose.
I will say that Sara is a bit more decided in her voicing in this installment, although the mystery was far less a mystery than a ‘get to it already’ after several overtold stories about study, walking to the library, tests and classes. While Sara and Ben are married, the story is far less about the struggle to juggle med school with a relationship and other daily activities: yet it never does fully jump into the mystery and tension surrounding being an eyewitness to people’s most private thoughts and impulses.
Again Heather Jane Hogan is the narrator, and her voicing works with the story: there is a decided lack of emotional impact in this book with more telling us about the feelings than actually showing, so the narration also suffers from that lack. Not a bad narration by any stretch, her voice is clear and smooth, with a pitch and tone that is pleasant for a longer listen.
I don’t believe that I am intrigued enough to continue with the series: sadly the premise is lost in the structural and stylistic issues and makes these a less intriguing read and listen. A good editor, some tightening of the descriptions and delivering a more focused plot with less room to diverge into unnecessary detail would help this story to deliver on the promise of the premise.
I received an AudioBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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