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Dream Man Audiobook

Dream Man

Marlie Keen was trying to lead a quiet, ordinary life. She thought the knowing - the clairvoyance that allowed her to witness crimes as they happened - had been destroyed in the nightmare of her past. Then one night it returned with a vengeance, and she desperately needed to find someone to make it stop.
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Marlie Keen was trying to lead a quiet, ordinary life. She thought the knowing - the clairvoyance that allowed her to witness crimes as they happened - had been destroyed in the nightmare of her past. Then one night it returned with a vengeance, and she desperately needed to find someone to make it stop.

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.

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    Karen 01-23-16
    Karen 01-23-16
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    "no great surprises, but a good read."

    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.

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    Mops 01-20-16
    Mops 01-20-16

    babiemops

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    "enjoyed it"

    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.

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    Ann 01-11-16
    Ann 01-11-16
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    "This was my first Linda Howard but will not be my last..."

    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.

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    Diana 08-05-15
    Diana 08-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "To much sex"

    Way too much explicit sex. Story was okay but character acted like sex would solve everything.

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    Sand Houston, TX USA 04-17-15
    Sand Houston, TX USA 04-17-15 Listener Since 2009

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    "Another great by Linda Hiward"

    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.

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    Skipper 01-24-14
    Skipper 01-24-14

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    "Love Dane, but so bloody"

    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.

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    Heather W. Brown Cleveland, NC United States 08-20-13
    Heather W. Brown Cleveland, NC United States 08-20-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Very nice"
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    II liked this book. The audio performance was good. The plot was well thought out and interesting. It was simply a good book.

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    Elaine 08-10-13
    Elaine 08-10-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Didn't like the story; loved the narrator!"
    Would you recommend Dream Man to your friends? Why or why not?

    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.


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    Love his rich, masculine voice.


    Did Dream Man inspire you to do anything?

    Look up his other works. To my disappointment, he hasn't done any anything else in the romance genre that I read.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this for Phil Gigante's voice, not the story.

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    Brenda CUMBERLAND, KY, United States 01-10-13
    Brenda CUMBERLAND, KY, United States 01-10-13 Member Since 2015

    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!

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    "Love it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dream Man to be better than the print version?

    I love the convenience of having the book on audio. I work a lot of hours and sometimes listen while I'm doing paperwork.


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Sandra R. Marcil 10-17-12 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good but not Great"
    Where does Dream Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Enjoyed most of the storyline, until the end. Too sappy for me.


    What three words best describe Phil Gigante’s voice?

    Did well with male characters in the book, but just "down right painful" on the womens characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, not all in one sitting, needed a break from the whining voices.


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