The Dreaming Tree

The Delta Devlin Novels
Narrated by: Robin Eller, Tom Taylorson
Series: The Delta Devlin Novels, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (215 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A serial killer is loose on the streets of New York,
chased by a detective whose mutated eyes
see things only she can.... 

Shutter Island meets Jacob’s Ladder in the new near-future crime thriller from million-copy best seller Matthew Mather, with books translated in over 20 languages worldwide. 

“Relentless pacing, well-developed main characters, and plethora of bombshell plot twists.” (Publishers Weekly)

After a near-fatal car crash, Royce wakes up to find he’s one of the first patients to undergo a radical new procedure: a full-body transplant. Convalescing and suffering from waking nightmares, he answers the door at his Long Island home and meets Delta Devlin, a New York detective. She sees things nobody else can, visions created by a mutation to her eyes. 

Royce becomes Devlin’s prime suspect in a string of grisly murders. Desperate for answers, he tracks down the grieving widow of the man whose body he now inhabits. Out of time, and perhaps his mind, he tumbles through a hallucinogenic underworld of black-market body parts and billionaires where nothing can stand in the way of living forever - not even death itself.
 

©2019 Matthew Mather (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Editor's Pick

Warning: Side effects may include dizziness, visions, and murder
"Matthew Mather’s The Dreaming Tree brings to light an eerily plausible future where the black market, money, and science become dangerously entangled. When Royce wakes up from a near-death experience, he’s left fully intact after having a full…wait for it…
body transplant! Still reeling from this new controversial procedure, Royce is faced with the worst side effect of this epic transformation: mistaken identity. He teams up with Detective Devlin, who also experiences bad symptoms from her own eye replacement, and they soon find out how far into the trenches they must go to uncover the truth. Top things off with stellar double-trouble narration by Robin Eller and Tom Taylorson, and you better get ready for the gurney ride of your (next) life."
Nicole R., Audible Editor

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A very real lifelike story!

This has to be some of the finest work! So far I have read almost all of his books, and am lost in each one to the end.. I'm glad I don't live inside his mind!

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Taylorson 4, Eller 2

...purchased this at a deep discounted sale price and still almost didn't listen to this upon hearing Eller's first chapter...upping the speed during her parts helped, but her characterizations of all but Devlin where awful - especially Devlin senior. Taylorson was wonderful as usual. The story is timely and plausible. The writing has many moments of beautiful description.

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bad narrator, okay story

I hated the female narrator. decent story, kept me engaged despite the awful performance. the ending kind of puttered out.

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All guesses are wrong

(As posted in GoodReads) Every guess I made during the course of the book was wrong! The surprise conclusion was great, particularly because I was not satisfied with any of my "guesses"; they were all unsatisfying and depressing. But the actual conclusion was definitely satisfying, and it dispelled all suspicions of cliché. The characters were well developed and likable, which is part of why my guesses were depressing. Well, the doctor wasn't exactly likable, but that's another situation altogether… Looking forward to the next one in the series.

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Disappointing lack of development

I listen to a LOT of audiobooks and rarely write reviews. I was hoping for something trope bending or even a decent mystery, but any fan of either sci-fi or mystery will be left wanting. The writing is occasionally gorgeous in its feeling but the actual story falls completely flat. The narration from both narrators was serviceable but the story was entirely forgettable.

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A thriller full of twists and turns.

Loved the writing. I plan to read more of this author's work. The final chapters so good I just had to read all the way to the end.

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Okay story but the writing felt ‘off’

It was okay. The concept was interesting and though for most of the book it seemed to go to a bit of a dull cliche storyline it actually redeemed itself at the end. But the writing was just not my cup of tea. The characters felt a little forced somehow and they acted very strange. And not just those who were losing their mind. They just had very little depth. The author was too focused on writing a book filled with surprises that it just didn’t feel right. The female narrator made listening a bit of a chore for me. I don’t want to be mean, but I think she had a very light speech impediment and that made her tone just sound a bit strange. It really made it difficult to get immersed into the parts she read. If you’re not a very critical reader you will potentially enjoy this book. It’s not bad. I didn’t feel it was a waste of time reading it, but I wish it was better

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I love this Author

This is the third book I have read by this Author. Remarkable characters fascinating story lines, unbelievable/believable endings and I learn so much. Thank you Mr. Mather.

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what happened to Susan Collins

This book was hardly worth my time, but I finished it to meet the conditions of the current challenge. it was slow moving and repetitive. the story was thin and there certainly was not enough mystery to fill eighteen hours. the characters were poorly developed and dull. I had difficulty in garnering any sympathy for the main character. the motives were convoluted and confusing. I would not recommend this book. the narrator were okay but two were not necessary.

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Fantastic!!

Wow, this is a thrilling, mind boggling story that you think you know what's going on, but you don't, cuz I sure didn't. I'd love to see this as a movie, or even short, 4 part miniseries! May have to see what else this author has to offer.