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Dream Man Audiobook

Dream Man

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Cyn chandler, AZ, United States 06-27-12
    Cyn chandler, AZ, United States 06-27-12 Member Since 2011

    Cynfully Sweet

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    "a little yawn with the cheese"
    What would have made Dream Man better?

    A more believable plot with more believable characters


    Would you be willing to try another one of Phil Gigante’s performances?

    Of course. I love Gigante's male voices but his female ones... just doesnt work


    Any additional comments?

    Linda Howard for me has always been hit or miss. This was a miss

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    Patricia 06-14-12
    Patricia 06-14-12
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    "Cringe Inducing"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was awful and annoying. Both his sappy high female voice and deep masculine voice brought the story down.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    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!


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    Diane 05-22-12
    Diane 05-22-12

    The Rebel

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    "Gotta love Phil Gigante"

    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.

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    Karen Doyline, LA, United States 05-20-12
    Karen Doyline, LA, United States 05-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Hot, HOT, HOT Book!!! Cold Shower Needed!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dream Man the most enjoyable?

    Very intense story, extremely hot, not boring at all!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Detective Dane Hollister, he's the kind of man any woman would love to be with!


    What does Phil Gigante bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was pretty good but didn't do the female parts very well.


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

    The gentleness of Dane with Marley was great but the hot passion was fabulous!Cold shower was needed! Will listen to this book again!


    Any additional comments?

    Wish this book would be a series with Det. Dane Hollister, would read all of them! This is a hard book to top!

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    Morgan BURNSVILLE, NC, United States 05-07-12
    Morgan BURNSVILLE, NC, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Phil does it again!"
    Would you listen to Dream Man again? Why?

    Maybe. The story was ok, though I've got other books i like more.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story was a bit predictable. I would have made it a bit less obvious.


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    Phil's work is always good; his voice portrays emotion well, and each character gets well defined.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Sadly, no. There were alot of points were I think other people would have though.


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    Grace Edina, MN, United States 04-04-12
    Grace Edina, MN, United States 04-04-12 Member Since 2012

    Integer-Vitae

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    "for a audio chick flick... it works."

    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.

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    Phoebe petersburgh, NY, United States 02-07-12
    Phoebe petersburgh, NY, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing Story and Phil Gigante is a Great Narrater"
    If you could sum up Dream Man in three words, what would they be?

    A Horrifying, Romantic, Masterpiece.


    What other book might you compare Dream Man to and why?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


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    Kindle Customer 12-22-11 Member Since 2013

    I love listening and usually get in at least three hours a day. I like fiction, biographies and medical non-fiction.

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    "Passable suspense, poor narration, awful romance"

    I like police procedurals and I enjoy some romances. The villain in this book was interesting, the crimes grisly but pleasingly scary. The cop "hero" was a creepy lout who sees the heroine, believes she's a liar and yet has uncontrollable erections that he makes no effort to hide from anyone, including the heroine, even after he learns that she suffered a horrific rape. She repeatedly asks him to leave her alone, but he stalks her and enjoys displaying his aroused manhood. The sex scenes, especially the first, were both cringeworthy and laughable. After the hero and heroine have been closely involved, both romantically and trying to catch the killer, he betrays her in a particularly awful way, making a decision "for the good of the case" that humiliates her, causes her financial harm and puts her life in danger. The narrator has an annoying voice for the heroine (who lost all claims on my respect by putting up with the hero-cop's loutish behavior.) Despite several mentions in the book of the hero's Southern accent, and the fact that the book takes place in Florida, the narrator never uses an accent. Instead the hero speaks in an unlikely low growl. The finale, when the killer is finally found, is also a disappointment. The author successfully builds terror and suspense, yet the dramatic confrontation is over in a minute or two, with only a few words spoken by the antagonists. Not worth the time or money (and I got it on sale.)

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    Celeste Santa Rosa, CA, United States 11-22-10
    Celeste Santa Rosa, CA, United States 11-22-10 Member Since 2013
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    "so sappy"

    I'd never heard a Linda Howard book before so I wasn't expecting the insipid "romance" that droned on and on...never again

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    Pearl Palm City, Florida 11-19-10
    Pearl Palm City, Florida 11-19-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Oh My! Loved it!"

    Phil's voice led me in and drowned me in sensual overload and Linda's wonderfully woven tale, filled with drama, suspense and searing passion and 'edge of your seat action' kept me there! Her stories are akin to riding a roller coaster! Unbearably tempting, wickedly entertaining, thrilling and frightening, yet satisfying and memorable!
    Loved the characters and their development, loved the fast pace and the tension as it built, the dramatic climax and the fabulous twist at the end! Fabulous!

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