Sara Barnes thought her life was perfectly ordinary - until the night she began stepping into other people’s dreams.
Follow Sara as she learns to cope with this extraordinary gift (or curse) in the first three books of the Dream Series:
DREAM STUDENTIt’s bad enough that, thanks to her supernatural talent, Sara is learning more than she ever needed to know about her friends and classmates, watching their most secret fantasies whether she wants to or not. Much worse are the other dreams, the ones she sees nearly every night, featuring a strange, terrifying man who commits unspeakable crimes. Now Sara wonders if she’s the only witness to a serial killer - and the only one who knows when and where he’s going to strike next.
DREAM DOCTOR Medical school and life as a newlywed would be enough by themselves for anybody to handle. But Sara’s got another problem - her dreams have started up again. Almost everyone at the medical school is dreaming about the death of the school’s least popular teacher, Dr. Morris, and once again, Sara finds herself in the role of unwilling witness to a murder before it happens. But this time, there are too many suspects to count, and it doesn’t help matters that she hates Dr. Morris every bit as much as any of his would-be murderers do.
DREAM CHILD Sara thought she had made peace with her dreaming talent, but she’s got a surprise coming: her four-year-old daughter has inherited it, too.
©2013 James J. DiBenedetto (P)2014 James J. DiBenedetto
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It has to be in the top five for listening enjoyment.
Sara, she was a caring intelligent courageous young woman that used her troubling psychic dreams to help and save others. I would want her for my friend.
Her voice was absolutely perfect for portraying Sara, both the dream sequences and Sara's innermost thoughts. It was like being in Sara's mind with her. Plus I like a lovely voice, and Heather has a voice like satin and velvet.
No, it would have been too long since this is a three book series, but I went back to it every chance I got.
I plan to read the rest of the books in this series. It was interesting and a great experience.
I am an avid reader and listener of all types of books. I am always willing to try any book or audiobook.
I was gifted this audio ARC from the author for a honest and unbiased review.
First let me say this book is 34 hours listening. Make sure you find the time to listen it's well worth it.
J.J. DiBenedetto has put together another fantastic book. The characters have a real feel to them and as they tell their stories you can really get caught up in them.
The Dream Sequence has intrigue, mystery lots of secrets. It also gets you caught up with a little romance and family.
The heroine is Sara who has the ability to see into others dreams and in doing so solves murders and other crimes
Even though it's a long listen it is truly worth the time involved.
Heather Jane Hogan has done a spectacular job in the reading of the book.
I can't wait to read more of J.J. DiBenedetto books.
Please buy this audiobook!
This story was very long. Very detailed. Sara starts in med school and ends up in her career. This will take you all the way through it.
the first book is a little dry and I think it's from the narrator. there are some places I think would have given me some serious chills if the narrator had put a slightly different infliction on the tone. the second book is so much better. I laughed, cried and everything in between. the third book is pretty good too but is a different tone than the others. you really need to read them all to get it and read them in order. there is no explicit adult content but there are a few places where you know what they were doing. I would say older teen and up on age range. there is some violence but not graphic.
Dream Student: The mystery and Sara's relationship with her female friends.
Dream Doctor: Discussion of medical school seemed realistic.
Dream Child: Lizzie!
Nope. I liked the narration, especially the voices used for children.
These books are perfect for listening at 1.25X speed. At standard speed they are too slow (see other reviews). I'm guessing a production error because @1.25X there is no voice distortion, As for my review: 3 stars for Dream Student (I have 2 young adult male children--19 year old Saint Brian is totally unbelievable). 4 stars for the other two books in the bundle. Sara's unwavering belief that her (very young) husband is the best ever is still quite nauseating but the rest of the story is rather interesting. I really liked Dream Child as the children in the story were quite adorable.
Sarah dreams are not her own, she is more a voyeur in other people's dreams, normally people who are interested in harming others. With the knowledge gleaned from these dreams, Sarah and her friends, thwart the desires of those pursuing evil intent.
The three books are about the discovery of Sarah's talents and then finding that it is an inherited thing.
Loved the audio rendition of this series.
I enjoyed the first three books of this series. The recounting of Sarah's life as a young adult is interesting, part suspense, part murder mystery, part romance, and part young adults coming into their own. The characters have depth, seem real, & likable. The narrator does a great job but her voice has a hypnotic quality that would probably be better suited for erotic romance or children's bedtime stories.
The publisher's blurb does an excellent job of hinting at each of the books in this part of the series, so I feel no need to recap or give spoilers. I loved the writing and the plots were fascinating and interconnected. I read the audio version as it is very long (but no problem with maintaining interest/fluidity) while at a recurrent opportunity to multitask. The characters are really well done, and I have learned rather quickly to look for more of this author's work.
Heather narrates clearly and well, but I needed to increase the speed for my listening pleasure.
I sort of liked these books. The last one was the best. I think that the author finally gave me the suspense in that one. But let's start with the first. With the first book, Sara is just going through school (as a normal student) until she finds out she has dream powers. I thought that this book was pretty slow. I think that the action really didn't come until probably the second half (at least) of the book. I was not fond at all of how sappy all three books are. I am referring to the scenes between Sara and her boyfriend. They were pretty ridiculous in my opinion. Though to be fair, I am NOT fond of romance books. So I found those scenes to be unbelievable and unnecessary. They really did not add to the books (in my opinion). I also felt like the author made Sara out to be really weak and unable to do anything without her friends and boyfriend. I would give the first book 3 out of 5 stars.
The second book was my least favorite. I felt like there was a buildup to a very anticlimactic ending. I was actually surprised that it was actually the end. I also felt like the author was making her seem like an emotional wreck for no reason. I do enjoy seeing the emotions of characters, but the constant crying, fainting, etc., is irrelevant and did not add anything to the storyline. I could not wait for this one to be over. I would probably give this one 2 stars.
The third book was the best for me. I thought it would be the worst because it is about Sara's daughter. I was certain that it would be silly and that I would hate it. I actually really liked it! It moved along at a much faster pace than the first two. The ending was even very satisfying. I was a little confused about the age of her daughter, though. I thought she was 3 at the beginning of the book, but then at the end, I think I got the impression that she was about 6. But I did not get the impression that a lot of time had passed. So I don't know what was going on with that. Or maybe I just missed something. Anyway, I really did enjoy this one. There was still a bit of romance, but only a few scenes were really sappy enough for me to be annoyed. I think the main reason that I get annoyed with those is because the author makes it seem like she cannot live without her mate and falls apart without him. I kind of felt like the author didn't want her to seem TOO strong. Well... that's the impression I got, anyway. I get annoyed when there's a heroine, but she needs a man to be strong. And all the fainting and crying in the other books was just too much. BUT I think that all of that silliness was diminished significantly in the third book. So I would give it a solid 4.5 out of 5 stars.
I received this free in exchange for my honest review.
I felt drawn in. Really invested in Sara and her family and her gift.
Having the books narrated really puts a more voice into the stories. It feels more suspenseful and just overall really gets you into it all.
Audible:I gave up in part 2.It is a VERY slow book.College love story and immaturity gets in the way of the story.Heather Jane Hogan has a nice voice, but needs to put some gumption in her reading.I was provided this book by the author, narrator or publisher.
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