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Sleeping with Strangers | [Eric Jerome Dickey]

Sleeping with Strangers

A powerful hit man, Gideon is the master of the game in a jet-setting world dominated by money, women, and violence. Living off the grid, making love on the run, he makes his living as a contract killer by enacting the revenge of the brokenhearted...for a price.
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Publisher's Summary

A powerful hit man, Gideon is the master of the game in a jet-setting world dominated by money, women, and violence. Living off the grid, making love on the run, he makes his living as a contract killer by enacting the revenge of the brokenhearted...for a price.

One woman taught him to kill, another motivates him to succeed in the business of revenge. If he can amass a million dollars, the woman he desires has promised to run away with him.

For her sake, Gideon takes a high-profile job that earns him dangerous enemies, and hops a plane to London hoping to escape the aftermath. On the plane he meets two mysterious women - have they been sent to bring him down? Have his past transgressions caught up with him at last? Or will one of these strangers help him choose a life of love over a life of violence?

In this underworld of grifters and killers, brokenhearted squares and streetwalkers, loyal fans will spot some familiar faces from Dickey's previous books. A thrilling ride through extremes of love and danger, Sleeping with Strangers thrives on the darker passions of revenge and desire.

©2007 Eric Jerome Dickey; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Shonda 08-12-09
    Shonda 08-12-09
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    "Great Suspense & Comical!"

    This book was awesome! I have become such a fan of EJD and always look forward to reading/hearing anything that he has written. I absolutely loved ALL of the characters in this book, and want to see Gideon come back again and again!

    This is the 1st part of a 4-part series, and it kept you going with the story, on edge, and wanting more and more the entire time. One reader complained about the sex scenes (which there were a lot), but I found them to be very entertaining, and even gave me a few ideas for my husband---which he wasn't complaining either!

    By the way, the narrator was great, and I always look forward to his performances.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie Katy, TX, United States 12-01-08
    Natalie Katy, TX, United States 12-01-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Shout-out from Katy, TX!!!"

    Since EJD gave some love to Katy, Texas in this book, it seems only right that I send some back! The author mentioned streets in my neighborhood with such familiarity that I expected see Bruno (the hit man) at the gas station one day. This was a terrifying game of cat and mouse that had me on the edge of my seat every chapter. I was thrilled to see that the story was continued in a second book because I couldn't get enough of these characters. The narrator made the story even better. Bravo!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    April Dallas, TX, USA 12-22-08
    April Dallas, TX, USA 12-22-08
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    "I'm Hooked"

    This was my first audible and i couldn't have picked a more perfect Author! Ive read several other EJD works, but to listen to Sleeping With Strangers was an absolute treat. My new job doesn't allow me the time to steal away and read, so i threw on the earphones at work, and found myself staring at the computer, taking in every word of the awsome narrator! A must read/listen. I cant wait to finish the trilogy. Godfather... Watch out! lol

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tuty 04-27-14
    Tuty 04-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Gideon!"

    This was my first listen by Mr. Dickey however it certainly won't be my last. I loved the characters Lola!! Dion Graham did an absolutely amazing job changing his voice throughout the story!!!! This book had on the edge of your seat nail bitting drama!! Can't wait to read the next book in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila Denver, CO, US 08-29-13
    Sheila Denver, CO, US 08-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "What a great listen"

    I am very pleased with this series 4 books as of now. Mr. Dickey's writing is not in question, he takes you on an adventure. I am tooo thrilled with our narrator Dion Graham, he is worth following in everything he does.
    This is a series that follows Gideon a contract killer. To call him a "hit man" would be an insult. This audible takes you to places you haven't been in enough detail that if you ever go to any of these location you will remember details from this book.
    Not sure if there are good guys and bad guys but I was interested in all the characters. There are enough hot and steamy parts to interest men and women. You will laugh and you will stay glued to your headsets.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anna East Palo Alto, CA, United States 04-05-13
    Anna East Palo Alto, CA, United States 04-05-13 Member Since 2012

    I love mysteries, action, thrillers, supernatural.... in general I just LOVE a great story!!

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    "I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON!!!!"
    What did you like best about Sleeping with Strangers? What did you like least?

    I like the character development. The author takes his time creating the backdrop of the characters which underscored their actions through out the story. I did not like the general pace. I felt some areas were drawn on too long, and some elements rushed. Also, the story was somewhat predictable. I was also upset about the ending and have not rushed to listen to Waking with Enemies, which is the sequel.


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

    It was enjoyable, but..... I it could have been better. Yes, this is a fiction, but it seemed unrealistic at times and overly sensationalized.


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

    Dion Graham is the reason why I did not stop the story.


    Was Sleeping with Strangers worth the listening time?

    It helped me to pass time; it wasn't a book that I sought out to listen to quickly. I had to take breaks from it.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Fayetteville, GA, United States 03-06-13
    Amazon Customer Fayetteville, GA, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2012

    Addicted to Audible!

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    "Definitely not sleeping........."
    Where does Sleeping with Strangers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was good. It started off a little slow for me.


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

    I would like to have had more information on Gideon's past earlier in the book.


    Which character – as performed by Dion Graham – was your favorite?

    Gideon of course. He's complicated.


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

    No extreme reaction. The writer leaves you wanting to know more about Gideon. I wondered if he would ever really have a "happy ending".


    Any additional comments?

    Just purchased Waking with Enemies.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Ripon, CA, United States 07-17-12
    Teresa Ripon, CA, United States 07-17-12 Member Since 2010
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    "OMG! Bring on book 2...........quick!"
    What made the experience of listening to Sleeping with Strangers the most enjoyable?

    Held my attention from the beginning. The characters are strong, bold and unique!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gideon of course, followed closely by Lola. Gideon is consistantly in control, in charge and confident with himself and the situation.


    Which character – as performed by Dion Graham – was your favorite?

    Lola. I laughed outload several times by her reponses and actions!


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

    When I heard what his mother had done to him.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A. Clayborne Henrico, VA 07-10-12
    A. Clayborne Henrico, VA 07-10-12

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    "Great Adult Entertainment!"

    This was a great listen. We can't wait to get the next book in the series.

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    Stace 05-04-12
    Stace 05-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it!!!"

    This made me an EJD fan!! I can't wait to listen to the other parts!

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