A Glimpse of the Dream

Narrated by: Cris Dukehart, Will Damron
Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (214 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Teagan Harper is barely ten years old when she finds herself orphaned and sent away to live at Raven's Peak, a Gothic estate on the seaside cliffs of Maine. Soon, though, her heartache and loneliness are tempered by a blossoming friendship with the only other child living at Raven's Peak: Kane Doyle, only two years older than Teagan and abandoned by his mother. Over the years, the pair grows inseparable. First they're pranksters and confidants, but eventually their feelings change, and best friends turn into soul mates. On the cusp of Teagan's departure for a university in Boston, they share a glimpse into their happily-ever-after and make promises of forever.

But Teagan and Kane's engagement and dreams of the future are shattered when Teagan returns home to find Kane gone from Raven's Peak - and living with someone new. Devastated and heartbroken, Teagan cuts ties with her beloved adoptive home and tries to move on with her life. But years later, when the shocking truth behind Kane's betrayal comes to light, Teagan must decide whether to embrace her new life and let go of her past once and for all, or fight for her dream life with the only man she's ever wanted.

©2015 L.A. Fiore (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Words CANNOT explain how good this book is

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I absolutely LOVE this book, it has happiness, sadness, yummy sex scenes, twists and turns, I found myself pausing or fast forwarding to know what happened then going back and listening to what I missed. It made me angry and happy, I felt my blood pressure rising and I got to the point I told my entire family to leave me alone because I didn't want any interruptions. I will listen to the is book over and over again it is a must have!

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Typically I love L. A. Fiore novels

But this one was forced. The main characters were irritating. The story was boring and I couldn’t finish. But the worst part was the female narrator. Ugh. Her vocalization of a male voice is crap. Plus, she adds what sounds like a little laugh or chuckle to almost every line, ever when the dialogue should be serious. Her voice is like fingernails scratching a chalkboard - the worst. Skip this book.

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Sappy but satisfying

This was an interesting story, but a bit sappy. It went on way too long with too many moving parts and too much unbelievable angst. Having said all that, it was still an entertaining read about a boy without parents and a girl without parents growing up taken in by a very kind and rich lady in Maine. They meet at ages 9 and 11 and fall deeply in love by the end of nine years. Of course it can't be that easy, they have to endure years of torment before they get a chance to catch a glimpse of the dream they had as a young couple in love.

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loved it!

i couldn't put this book down... so many emotions. absolutely loved it! definitely recommend it.

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Good but obnoxious at times

I just had to keep reading (I listened to this book during my commute to and from work). For the most part I liked it, but I got annoyed by the sex. When I read a few reviews that talked about the sex scenes I was like "oh come on", but after a few, I was like: really? Again? I ended up skipping many of them just to get back to the story.
I did find some of the characters internal struggles a bit much at times. They were both so unsure all the time! I kind of wanted to shake them both and get them to just look at the big picture!
In the end though I did finish it but it's not one I'll read (listen to) again.

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2nd book by this author that I really enjoyed

The story telling leaves me with all these emotions, feeling every moment with tge characters.

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Loved this book

This book was both unique and captivating!! I couldn't put it down!! Highly recommend!!

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good story

I enjoyed this story and the twists that were not expected. I liked the character development as well as the interactions between each of them. I didn't care for the male narrator, heis voice just didn't fit the age of the main character. I did enjoy the female narrator, she did a pretty good job changing up her voice for the different characters, especially the older ladies. They were really good. She also did a pretty good job with the male voices as well.

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Cry cry cry yes I did

I highly recommend this book!! I never cry!! There have only been 3 books to make me cry and this was one of them! This author is so talented I can’t even express myself right! I have loved all her books and have 1 more to go Which I am starting now

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How did this book rate a 4.5?

This book had all the elements to make a great novel. There is no plot or character development, and the reader is left guessing as to the main conflict. I must preface that I am not a prude, nor do I always use the best language. However, the constant use of foul language, including the F-bombs by the main character does nothing to make her attractive. The only constant is the long, drawn out, poorly written “sex scenes” which are a turn-off. I tried fast forwarding , but another one was close behind. I couldn’t finish it. The four dollars I paid was too much!

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  • L Hayes
  • 08-28-16

Outstanding

I read this book at first. I loved the story so much I thought I'd try listening to it the second time around. I still love this story by L.A. Fiore and felt it was empathetically narrated by both Cris Dukehart and Will Damron. It is a story of love, life and challenges and the choices taken. I would certainly recommend this read. Outstanding!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-17

American Mills & Boon at its worst.

Would you try another book written by L.A. Fiore or narrated by Cris Dukehart and Will Damron ?

Not the writer but the narrators were good

Would you ever listen to anything by L.A. Fiore again?

No

What does Cris Dukehart and Will Damron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

American accents and little else.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment that I had spent money on it.

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The characters had no depth. I did not feel that I got to know them. The two central characters were totally unbelievable as was the plot. I gave up on it. I get the impression that sugar (people were always eating cake, cookies or ice cream) sex and beautiful houses is what this author thinks sells books.

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  • Anna
  • 05-06-16

Simplistic

Assumed I had accidentally started reading a young adult novel until the awkward sex scenes became graphic

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  • Sarah E. Burns
  • 04-11-16

Terrably immature & predictable story line

What disappointed you about A Glimpse of the Dream?

The plot was so predictable & somewhat creepy in its incestuous nature. I thought I may have accidentally started listening to a book aimed for tweens until it got sexually explicit (which I have no problem with if it is well written or clever). I had to stop listening about a third into the book because I was wasting my precious time on a terrible book. Sadly I paid for this.

Would you ever listen to anything by L.A. Fiore again?

Never

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was fine