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Alex Nolan is as bitter and cynical as they come. One of three Nolan brothers who call Friday Harbor home, he’s nothing like Sam or Mark. They actually believe in love; they think the risk of pain is worth the chance of happiness. But Alex battles his demons with the help of a whiskey bottle, and he lives in his own private hell. And then a ghost shows up. Only Alex can see him. Has Alex finally crossed over the threshold to insanity?

Zoë Hoffman is as gentle and romantic as they come. When she meets the startlingly gorgeous Alex Nolan, all her instincts tell her to run. Even Alex tells her to run. But something in him calls to Zoë, and she forces him to take a look at his life with a clear eye and to open his mind to the possibility that love isn’t for the foolish.

The ghost has been existing in the half-light of this world for decades. He doesn’t know who he is, or why he is stuck in the Nolans’ Victorian house. All he knows is that he loved a girl once. And Alex and Zoë hold the key to unlocking a mystery that keeps him trapped here.

Zoë and Alex are oil and water, fire and ice, sunshine and shadow. But sometimes it takes only a glimmer of light to chase away the dark, and sometimes love can reach beyond time, space, and reason to take hold of hearts that yearn for it.

©2012 Lisa Kleypas (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Great book, great story, okay narrator

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

I love Lisa's writing.It translates really well on to audio but Jeff Cumming's performace just didn't do it for me. But other than that. The story, the characters are A++

What did you like best about this story?

The characters and Lisa's beautiful fluent writing

Which scene was your favorite?

don't have one

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

absolutely

Any additional comments?

Not all writer's writing translate well onto audio but Lisa Kleyas does.

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  • Stacey
  • Greenfield, WI, United States
  • 10-03-12

STOP. Don't buy this audio, buy the book.

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I love this author but I could NOT stand the narrator. I want my money back for putting me through this.

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  • JC
  • CA
  • 09-17-12

It could have been much better done

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Listening to a book rather than the depressing news while I commute is always time well spent.

Would you recommend Dream Lake to your friends? Why or why not?

Probably not. While Lisa Kleypas is one my favorite authors, this is not one of her better works. The book took a really weird twist at the end that left me saying,"Are you kidding me? You couldn't have found a more real life, interesting and heart warming way to end the story?". Needless to say, I wasn't fond of the ending.

What three words best describe Jeff Cummings’s performance?

He was ok. I can't think of just three words.

Do you think Dream Lake needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. There aren't any other characters that seemed worthy of another book.

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  • LK
  • Montgomery County MD
  • 09-05-12

seemed like she rushed to get this one out

I've read the series and was waiting for this book I loved the main characters appearances in her previous books but this book did not make sense for me. It had its good moments and I wouldn't miss it cause it was part of the series. I guess I just expect phenomenal from Lisa Klypas every time this was not her very best.

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  • S. King
  • Arlington, TX, United States
  • 08-27-12

Enjoyed

Where does Dream Lake rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The change of events - has me looking forward to the next one.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alex has demons and a past and does what it takes to make a change and for a chance for real love. Alex does things for others but doesnt want to make a big deal out of the things he does - once he takes ownership of his mistakes and his life, he makes life changing decisions. Makes you believe anything is possible.

What about Jeff Cummings’s performance did you like?

Performance was good - except I wish Zoe's voice didn't sound so male/airhead.

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

Yes,

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Good story; mediocre narration.

Although this was a welcome addition to the series with an enjoyable, if somewhat predictable story the narration did not do it justice. If you've read the previous two, it's worth the time; if not, don't start with this one.