Detective Dane Hollister of the Orlando police department had never met anyone like Marlie. He had doubts about her clairvoyance, but there was no doubt how much he desired her. Her soft, sweet scent set his blood afire, and he wanted to wrap her in his arms and chase the sadness from her eyes. To Marlie, Dane was all heat and hard muscle, and he made her body come alive as it never had before. But not even she could foresee where their passion would lead: a hungry quest for the elusive, dreamy ecstasies of love...and a dangerous journey into the twisted mind of a madman who would threaten their happiness and their lives.
©1998 Linda Howard; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
story was excellent, the narrator definitely left a lot to desire. he did ONE male voice nicely the rest were crap. he wasn't Evan able to do believable alternate male voices and his female ones were atrocious. I can't believe he has made it into professional narration!
paranormal mystery romance . good character development with just enough elements of all parts to make it interesting . I will read this one again and will look for more from this author. The only thing I didn't like was the attempt at the laughs and chuckling. as it was spoken .I guess that might have been due to something that the author wrote, rather than just awkwardness of the narrator in reproducing a female chuckle. I found myself wincing whenever the character was supposed to voice that emotion.
I also liked that it was a standalone book.
liked it, but I couldn't quite get over a man reading this. when he is doing the women's voices it kind a makes me smile every time. just doesn't sound quite right to me, and Dane is a bit unrealistic to me the way he is with his feelings for Marley, but I can put all that aside and I still enjoyed the book, and I would listen to it again.
I loved this book. A great suspense novel and a fabulous love story. As always, Phil Gigante rocked the narration. Between Ms Howards's words and Mr. Gigante's portrayal, the characters leapt from the pages and came to life.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Excellent story line and characters. Narrator really brings out the characters. Excellent job by him and and Linda Howard is one of my favorite writers. I have practically all of her books. Well worth the credit or purchase.
A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.
I am a Linda Howard fan. Several times I have read this old 1994 book, and now -- jumping onto the audio bus -- I have listened to a flawless narration by Phil Gigante. He's perfect.
This is a paranormal romantic thriller. The story is bloody, violent, and disturbingly detailed. (I skim over the murder scenes. Wish they weren't so explicit.) Marlie is an empathic clairvoyant. She sees murders as they take place, through the killer's eyes. At first, Orlando PD Detective Dane Hollister feels only contempt and suspicion, condemning her eyewitness account as anything but innocent. (Contempt and a huge hard-on.)
In time, he learns to trust Marlie's insight, becoming fiercely protective, because visions leave her vulnerable and severely debilitated.
The romantic relationship is passionate and tender. I love Dane. He's an earthy hero with a strong chivalrous bent. Too many sex scenes, perhaps, but how they sizzle. The car scene, during the storm...
I also loved Dane's partner, Alex. Great dynamics between the two guys. Wish he had his own book.
Dane does make a stupid mistake towards the very end, and he also does something to the heroine that ticked me off. (Yet I understood why, to some extent.)
Funny epilogue. And narrator Phil Gigante labored over it beautifully.
Contents: Several explicit sex scenes, some swearing, a little profanity, too much bloody violence, several murders.
II liked this book. The audio performance was good. The plot was well thought out and interesting. It was simply a good book.
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.
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