Edwina Wren delivers a captivating performance of Elizabeth Knox’s novel Dreamhunter. In 1906, Dreamhunters gather in a special location called The Place, where they harvest dreams and deliver them, often as entertainment or therapy. At times they use their gift to transmit dreams to inflict terror or gain a political advantage. Fifteen-year-old Laura Hame is a Dreamhunter from a well-known family. As she spends more time in The Place, she uncovers an unsavory government conspiracy, and learns what happened to her missing father.
Fifteen-year-old cousins Laura Hame and Rose Tiebold both come from famous dreamhunting families, but only Laura proves to be blessed with the gift. Once inside The Place, she finds out what happened to her missing dreamhunter father and discovers that the government has been using dreams to control an ever-growing population of convicts and political dissenters.
©2005 Elizabeth Knox; (P)2006 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"A lyrical, intricate and ferociously intelligent fantasy...Satisfies fully while pointing to the promised sequel. Provocative and compelling." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Captivating....Dreamhunter is an example of great writing....Compelling, highly original." (Sydney Sun-Herald)
This is a great book with a great narrator! I'm buying the paper book too, just to get my children to read it. It's a new idea told very well. I can't wait to hear/read the 2nd book.
The book is great, but the narration....
Hard to listen, slow, I never listened to a book take the narrator drives me crazy, well Edwina Wren did. She kept making this noises....Never going to listen to her again!!
Plunge into an alternate world with echos of that which is familiar. The delicious imagery and word selection led me deeper and deeper into a reality both believable and alien. The characters are wholely genuine and well developed.
I had to rewind several times to savor the crisp narration that richly colors the story, leaving a lingering, haunting feeling, that left me wanting for more.
While the book itself has a good story line, the narrator's soft voice kept me on the verge of falling asleep. At the very end I felt as if there should be another book coming because so many things are just left. I suppose that I am a bit spoiled by the Fowl series and the Bartimaous trilogy.
While this story, which was recommended by Stephanie Meyer, is well written and quite compelling the narration is way too slow. I found every breath intake and smacking of the mouth extremely distracting so this is one of the few where I liked the story and didn't care for the narration so I downloaded to my Kindle.
I'd hoped I would like this one as much as everyone eles did but so far it's all been a bit muddled. It took four rewinds before I could fully understand who was supposed to be who and where was supposed to be where before I just let it roll and be done with. I liked the reader's voice in the begining but after awhile she got a little too soft and "dream - like". All in all I wouldn't suggest anyone who wants a good alternate - world novel get this,it's not worth it.
The narration is a little slow with too many "mouth noises" but the concept is creative and the writing is quite lyrical. Even though not all of the characters are quite as well developed as their fantasy world, Dreamhunter is worth your time if you are willing to commit to Dreamquake, the second in the duet. I listened to Dreamhunter last year before Dreamquake was available on audio so I had to actually read it to finish the story and I enjoyed the reading much more than the listening. Maybe they picked up the pace and adjusted the mike for Dreamquake.
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