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Dreams: Dorothy called it Oz, Alice called it Wonderland, but Nightmares call it HOME.

When an evil shifter takes over the gateway to the realm of Dreams, it falls to 14-year-olds Parker and Kaelyn to stop him. Their only hope lies with Gladamyr, the Dream Keeper, but can they trust a Nightmare to save their world? The Dream Keeper is an upper middle-grade fantasy-adventure that will keep you turning the pages.

©2012 Mikey Brooks (P)2013 Mikey Brooks

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A Fun Series!

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My family listened to this book while driving on a cross country trip. It (and the sequel also) kept us entertained for many hours. My children's ages are 4, 5, 9, and 11. They all loved the book and so did my husband and I. The characters are believable because they have real problems and act appropriately for their age. Sometimes authors make their characters act too old, but Mikey Brooks doesn't do that. He did a great job of making you relate with the characters.<br/><br/>Anthony Bianco brought the story to life with his narration and different character voices. Some narrators tend to read too slow, but The Dream Keeper moved at an optimal pace.

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What a romping story

What made the experience of listening to The Dream Keeper the most enjoyable?

Lots of action, great narrator, and a little romance.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gladamyr--I love what he had overcome and continued to battle.

Which character – as performed by Anthony Bianco – was your favorite?

Gladamyr--loved his hint of an accent.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

No idea.

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I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed it. I think the reader did a great job, especially with the accents.<br/><br/>Somehow, I had it in my mind that it was middle grade, so it was a little surprising when there was kissing, but I'm all for kissing so I was good with it. The kids were entertaining, and I loved the message of the story. The world was interesting and creative, with the bad guys being really creepy.<br/><br/>I don't like it when authors don't use the perfect tense (using the word had to identify that they're talking about something that happened in the past). I see a lot of it anymore and it can be confusing. It's makes the grammar Nazi in me twitch. <br/><br/>I enjoyed the characters a lot. Gladamyr, the mare who doesn't want to be one, is my hero. Kaelyn's aunt has me confused. I didn't know whether to like her or want to smack her silly when she and Gladamyr's girlfriend started a stereotypical cat fight. Robert Jordan did a lot of that with his female characters in the Wheel of Time series, and it bugged me then too.<br/><br/>Warning--the book has good resolution but then ends with a last-minute cliffhanger.

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Look Out! Nightmares in Sight with This One! :)

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I listened to The Dream Keeper in the audio format and absolutely loved it! I thought the narrators did an outstanding job of bringing each character to life in a way that was easy to tell which was which as the scenes progressed. One character, Gladimere, for example, had an endearing British accent. It almost reminded me of an old time radio theater production.<br/><br/>The story starts out a bit slow with the introduction of the world of Kaylin and Parker, two middle graders struggling to fit in. After the introductions, the story starts gaining momentum that doesn't stop as we are introduced to a world we all visit daily, Dreams. The author has a vivid imagination and used many terms, like Mares for example, as characters or places in the tale, giving a fantastical meaning to what we all take for granted when we sleep. How many fantasy adventures have you read where you have to take a nap to enter the new world??? Awesome!

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  • Susan
  • Mesa, AZ, US
  • 01-13-14

Fun for Kids or the whole family

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This is the sort of book middle graders can enjoy under the covers at night or with Mom and Dad on a road trip or just at home. There is adventure, action, and excitement. Parents know it is a safe exciting read.

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  • Christa
  • new port richey, FL, United States
  • 02-05-14

I couldnt put it down

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes this book was great at bringing you in and getting you hooked I only put it down because I had to but I enjoyed every second of the book

What did you like best about this story?

I loved thst it put me in the story it was very imaginative and encouraged me to use my imagination it was a captivating book from beginning til the end and I am looking forward to more

Which character – as performed by Anthony Bianco – was your favorite?

Wow this is tough he did an excellent job voicing the characters honestly he did such a great job I believe all the books in the series should be read by only him

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

When kayen and parker solidify their friendship that was amazing

Any additional comments?

I absolutely loved this book I could not put it down I know more conservative parents would reserve this book for teens and young adults probably no younger than middle school I would have to say I agree just because of the nightmare references and some of the material may be tough for younger children to understand definitely worth every penny without a doubt

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The Dream Keeper

If you could sum up The Dream Keeper in three words, what would they be?

Wonderful Dream World

What other book might you compare The Dream Keeper to and why?

Harry Potter because it was directed towards young teens

Have you listened to any of Anthony Bianco’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no I haven't

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

It made me laugh