"Oh, God! We can hurt each other. Whatever we do to each other in the dream, we'll do it to ourselves for real…. "
When her own dreams are visited by a mysterious woman in a red dress, Sara realizes she has something she never expected: a counterpart, someone outside her family who shares her talent to see other people's dreams.
When the woman in red keeps showing up in other dreams as well, leaving ruined lives in her wake, Sara knows she has something she never imagined: a nemesis. Now, Sara must track the woman in red down in the waking world, before she's forced to fight for her life in her dreams.
©2013 James J. DiBenedetto (P)2014 James J. DiBenedetto
I am absolutely addicted to this series. this story started off with a young couple, the female lead is able to dream walk. following through the series we get to see their family grow and also her solve several crimes and fill in the blanks for other mysteries. this series is completely addictive and does need to be read in order. you truly do get attached to Sarah, the lead. the only thing I struggle with is how each story jumps several years in between. I think the ending of this story was extremely sweet and much needed.
I received a free copy of the audiobook for an honest review.
Waking Dream is the fifth book in the Dream Series. I listened to the first two books, Dream Student and Dream Doctor, and they were okay but I liked the third book, Dream Child, the most. The fourth book, Dream Family, was my least favorite of the series because Sara, the main character, was so pitiful rather than her usual strong self. Since I feel like I know Sara and her family by now, I was still looking forward to reading the next book.
A lot of what happens in these books is about family. They’re able to get through anything by sticking together and supporting each other. There are still times that Sara drives me crazy when she gets melodramatic, but this is still a good story.
Waking Dream contains a lot of drama and mystery. Someone is invading the dreams of Sara’s husband, Brian, and she needs to find out who it is and why this woman in red keeps showing up. And when someone that Brian works with commits suicide, Sara knows that the woman in red has something to do it and she feels like she has to find her before she hurts someone else.
This is the first narrator of these books that I like. She has a good speaking voice with good timing.
I recommend Waking Dream and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
I love the concept of the story. What happens in your dreams can hurt you or someone else. It's a very interesting subject. This is the fifth book in the series, but you can catch up quite quickly if this is the only book you read. There was not a lot of action during the first part of the book, but still awesome story telling. Once it really heats up, it's hard to stop listening to it!
The narrator did an awesome job! It was very clear know who was talking, even when the young children spoke. She would also change her voice when it was a dream, so you could differentiate between the real world and dream world very easily!
This book was a pleasure to listen to. The interplay between characters and the suspense filled mystery was well constructed and flawless.This book was a delightful conclusion to the series I would highly recommend this book to readers that enjoy paranormal mystery, suspense, romance and young adult
Waking Dream is the fifth book in the Dream series. Sara is back with her husband Brian the kids and a new foe.
She also has a new narrator Pam Dougherty. Pam keeps the tone and pace of previous narrators. Her voice was close to other narrators so I easily heard Sara's voice in Pam's performance.
JJ DiBenedetto writes a story that can stand alone but also is part of bigger picture. So many authors retell previous books to catch a reader up and add chapters to the book, JJ does it gracefully and with just enough backstory to please both new and old readers.
Sara is faced with a new discovery about here dreams. This ability can influence people to act in the real world. Although Sara would never harm anyone she finds another dreamer who does. This person is out for blood and money. Will Sara find out who this second dreamer is? Can she stop them before they harm someone. The hunt is on as Sara keeps up her regular life and her dream life. Can she keep both on track and safe.
Read Waking Dream to find out what's next for Sara and her family. This Dream Series Book will not disappoint and is a great listen. I received this book as a gift for an honest review.
I just had to try this last book in the series to see if it got any better. & one aspect did- the narrator this time was excellent.
But the story got even more ridiculous , even for scifi . Who ever dreams in such detail & in such a straight forward way ? Even scifi has to make some sort of sense - this did not the whole series is pretty lame.
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