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Dream Man Audiobook

Dream Man

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Publisher's Summary

Marlie Keen was trying to lead a quiet, ordinary life. She thought the knowing - the clairvoyance that allowed her to witness crimes as they happened - had been destroyed in the nightmare of her past. Then one night it returned with a vengeance, and she desperately needed to find someone to make it stop.

Detective Dane Hollister of the Orlando police department had never met anyone like Marlie. He had doubts about her clairvoyance, but there was no doubt how much he desired her. Her soft, sweet scent set his blood afire, and he wanted to wrap her in his arms and chase the sadness from her eyes. To Marlie, Dane was all heat and hard muscle, and he made her body come alive as it never had before. But not even she could foresee where their passion would lead: a hungry quest for the elusive, dreamy ecstasies of love...and a dangerous journey into the twisted mind of a madman who would threaten their happiness and their lives.

©1998 Linda Howard; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Elaine 08-10-13
    Elaine 08-10-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Didn't like the story; loved the narrator!"
    Would you recommend Dream Man to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not recommended except for diehard Howard fans. It's below what I've come to associate with LH. There was nothing to lift the typical serial killer plot and there was nothing to draw me into the romance. I didn't care for the hero hitting on Marlie at such an inappropriate time. I mean, puhlease, the lady's there to identify her father's corpse and just buried her mother!<br/><br/>Talk about missing a sensitivity chip.<br/>


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    Love his rich, masculine voice.


    Did Dream Man inspire you to do anything?

    Look up his other works. To my disappointment, he hasn't done any anything else in the romance genre that I read.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this for Phil Gigante's voice, not the story.

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    Brenda CUMBERLAND, KY, United States 01-10-13
    Brenda CUMBERLAND, KY, United States 01-10-13

    I'm a book loving fool! lol No time to sit down with a good book so I take my books with me! I love audible!

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    "Love it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dream Man to be better than the print version?

    I love the convenience of having the book on audio. I work a lot of hours and sometimes listen while I'm doing paperwork.


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    I love his deep gruff voice. I didn't much like is voice for the ladies, because he indeed is NO lady :) Thats not a bad thing though.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the book. It's excellent and Marley is the best. Really makes a believer of you. I read it years ago but recently bought the audio version. Great listen!

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    Sandra R. Marcil 10-17-12 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good but not Great"
    Where does Dream Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Enjoyed most of the storyline, until the end. Too sappy for me.


    What three words best describe Phil Gigante’s voice?

    Did well with male characters in the book, but just "down right painful" on the womens characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, not all in one sitting, needed a break from the whining voices.


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    Cyn chandler, AZ, United States 06-27-12
    Cyn chandler, AZ, United States 06-27-12 Member Since 2011

    Cynfully Sweet

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    "a little yawn with the cheese"
    What would have made Dream Man better?

    A more believable plot with more believable characters


    Would you be willing to try another one of Phil Gigante’s performances?

    Of course. I love Gigante's male voices but his female ones... just doesnt work


    Any additional comments?

    Linda Howard for me has always been hit or miss. This was a miss

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    Patricia 06-14-12
    Patricia 06-14-12
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    "Cringe Inducing"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was awful and annoying. Both his sappy high female voice and deep masculine voice brought the story down.


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

    I usually enjoy Linda Howard's stories and hot love scenes, but this one seemed more creepy than erotic. I cringed every time the narrator used his high voice for the female character and his deep one for the hero policeman. I was disappointed in the writing and the narration. The story could have been good and maybe the second half got better, but I couldn't tolerate the love scenes. The story line seemed interesting enough, a psychic who senses what a serial killer is thinking as he murders women. There wasn't enough story between the cringe-inducing love scenes. The psychic had been raped before the story began and the homicide detective just wants to get into her pants from the time he meets her. UGH!


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    Diane 05-22-12
    Diane 05-22-12

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    "Gotta love Phil Gigante"

    A narrator can make or break a story. Phil Giante made the story. I wouldn't have read the first chapter but listening was great. Slow moving story with a touch of mystery. This was a story, not a narrator just reading directly from the book.

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    Karen Doyline, LA, United States 05-20-12
    Karen Doyline, LA, United States 05-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Hot, HOT, HOT Book!!! Cold Shower Needed!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dream Man the most enjoyable?

    Very intense story, extremely hot, not boring at all!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Detective Dane Hollister, he's the kind of man any woman would love to be with!


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

    He was pretty good but didn't do the female parts very well.


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

    The gentleness of Dane with Marley was great but the hot passion was fabulous!Cold shower was needed! Will listen to this book again!


    Any additional comments?

    Wish this book would be a series with Det. Dane Hollister, would read all of them! This is a hard book to top!

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    Morgan BURNSVILLE, NC, United States 05-07-12
    Morgan BURNSVILLE, NC, United States 05-07-12
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    "Phil does it again!"
    Would you listen to Dream Man again? Why?

    Maybe. The story was ok, though I've got other books i like more.


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

    The story was a bit predictable. I would have made it a bit less obvious.


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    Phil's work is always good; his voice portrays emotion well, and each character gets well defined.


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

    Sadly, no. There were alot of points were I think other people would have though.


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    Grace Edina, MN, United States 04-04-12
    Grace Edina, MN, United States 04-04-12 Member Since 2012

    Integer-Vitae

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    "for a audio chick flick... it works."

    for a audio chick flick... it works. sometimes they bore me and this one kept me engaged and if you like cop/paranormal romance topics even vaguely it shouldn't disappoint.

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    Phoebe petersburgh, NY, United States 02-07-12
    Phoebe petersburgh, NY, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing Story and Phil Gigante is a Great Narrater"
    If you could sum up Dream Man in three words, what would they be?

    A Horrifying, Romantic, Masterpiece.


    What other book might you compare Dream Man to and why?

    Well I can't think of a title to compare Dream man to, but there are two authors that immediatley come to mind. Carla Neggers, and Sharon Sala/Dinah McCall both put you in the same spine tingling, pulse racing state of suspense as this Linda Howard book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is actuall in the very begining, when Marlie and Dane meet for the first time and face off in the chief's office. They were up in each others faces fighting and it turns out that the entire time they were fighting, he was severly turned on...this whole scene made me smile.


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