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Dream Man Audiobook
Dream Man
Written by: 
Linda Howard
Narrated by: 
Phil Gigante
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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    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.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia L. Walker 10-20-10 Member Since 2008

    clwalker IT Admin

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    "Gigante Rocks!"

    Fascinating story! One of the best Linda Howard books I've listened to. And I absolutely love narrator Phil Gigante! I just added a bunch of audiobooks he narrated to my wish list!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 09-04-10
    Susan 09-04-10 Member Since 2012
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    "should have listened to the first reviewer"

    This book is proof positive that a great narrator can't save a terrible story. This is a cross between a Harlequin Romance and a Mickey Spillane novel. Although I must admit Mr. Spillane writes better than this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tamela S. Elliott Washington, WV USA 08-26-10
    Tamela S. Elliott Washington, WV USA 08-26-10 Member Since 2013

    Game nut

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    "Loved it!"

    I just love Phil Gigante's voice! He brings so much to the characters in this book, including the females! I try to listen to everthing he narrates.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley Spillman 04-12-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Hard to ruin a Linda Howard"

    This book would have received a 5 if it hadn't been for the narrator. Personally, I'm not sure a male is the best choice for narrating romances. They are almost always derived from the female perspective and should be read by a female. He would have been better if he had just read the book rather than trying to "be" a female voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 04-01-13
    Leesa 04-01-13

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Narrator UGH!!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I did not enjoy the narrator. The story could of been much better. It was a great idea, but not enough material to make it a book worth my time and money.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Linda Howard? Why or why not?

    Yes, I've enjoyed other books she has written.


    What didn’t you like about Phil Gigante’s performance?

    I didn't like his performance. I did speed up the narration and that helped.


    Any additional comments?

    In my opinion its a less than average book. Save your credit/money.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Snowy Marigold 06-24-09
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    "Horribly horrid"

    This is the worst book I have ever read or listened to. High school kids write better than this. The trite similes and metaphors would be laughable if they didn't make the reader wince, i.e. "He was as fractious as a stallion scenting a mare in season."

    She even used the word "loins." I though that was exclusively used in Harlequin romances or Shakespearean theatre.

    If I could give a book zero stars, I would. It used up 2 hours of my life I can never get back.

    3 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Petra Link?pingSweden 07-19-09
    Petra Link?pingSweden 07-19-09
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    "don't buy!"

    The story sounded really interetsting but boy was I wrong...this is nothing but soft porn for bored housewifes. Great narrator though. Don't waste your money on this one.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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