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Waking Nightmare

By: Kylie Brant
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
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Publisher's Summary

With a serial rapist loose on the streets of Savannah, hotshot detective Ryne Robel needs answers, not the psychobabble head games of forensic profiler Abbie Phillips. Abbie must convince him that head games are exactly what this elusive suspect is all about.

©2009 Kim Bahnsen (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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More Romance that Crime Thriller

I rented this book hoping to find an new crime thriller series to enjoy. It could have been great but the relationship between the two main characters was much more the focus that the actual story and crimes. We learned very little about the perpetrator and spent way too much time going through the personal trials of the profiler and main detective. it got rather tedious. I will not be continuing with this series.

I am not a fan of romances and was not aware that this author appears to be a romance writer. If you like romances, its probably ok.

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Too much sex!

I’m sure the author is a very capable writer when it comes to the topic of intimate romance, however if that was what I was looking for I would have looked under Erotica. I wasn’t expecting to find so many mind-numbingly descriptive passages in a crime thriller. It did nothing to enhance the storyline at all.
A disappointment.

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Couldn’t finish

I had to stop listening to this book about 6 chapters in. In my onion, I feel like the lead female character is supposed to be an independent, strong woman, but unfortunately, the narrator makes her sound incredibly meek and demur. He will add an inflection of a question at the end of her lines, as if she’s not sure of what she is saying, or not confident in her assessment. This book would have greatly benefited with a female narrator. I want the female protagonist in a book like this to show her strength, not be gentle and shy. She’s written tough, but read weakly

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Meh.. not a huge fan of the ending

NO SPOILERS GIVEN.. It was entertaining that’s why I’m giving it a 4, but not a huge fan of the ending. The ending felt a little rushed for me. I wish there was more of a build up. And just a note, there’s a whole lot of sex and details I didn’t expect to be in there! Some people didn’t like the narrator, he did a perfectly fine job. Definitely not annoying/obnoxious

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Terrible narration

This guy can barely read. He reads about as well as my 3rd grader with no concept of pausing or appropriate emphasis. Ugh.

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Not bad

My only real issue with it is they give far more detail in the sex scenes than they do in the investigation. I'm not sure what the point was.

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shaping up to be a great series!

i first chose this book for the narrator~ Bronson Pinchot’s character voice of Balki back in the 80s was hysterical, so it figured to me he’d be perfect for utilizing different character voices in narration. i was so right! pretty sure i’ll be devouring every single one of the books with his name on it! not only did he bring the book alive, but Kylie Brant spins a good thriller. overall=impressed!

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Almost unbearable, I'm not sure how I endured it.

I thought this was a a crime suspense novel, but I was wrong. No real investigation detail here...no memorable characters, no landscape, no mood.

The reading of the womens voices was insulting, especially the dialog of the protagonist. Was she a woman or a mouse? I'm really not sure.

I think books about female protagonists should be read by somen and books about men read by men.It just seems so fake otherwise. But maybe that's just me.

The sex scenes were nauseating. Never again will I read anything more in this series. Boy was I duped! This is definitely some kind if romance book...not a crime story.

It looks like I bought the second one too...if only I could get my points back! Oh well...deleting both from my library now.

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Worst Performance Ever

This book is like listening you a robot. I couldn’t listen after 3 chapters. It’s awful!

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Again, This Author Needs a Good Editor

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, I would recommend it, but with the warning that the 'steamy' scenes in most cases don't add to the plot

Would you recommend Waking Nightmare to your friends? Why or why not?

Probably not because it takes too long to get to the actual story.

What three words best describe Bronson Pinchot’s voice?

Fine for the genre.

Could you see Waking Nightmare being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

A movie, perhaps, but it would require a great deal more non-sex-related action. Don't know about the stars.

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  • JKP
  • 10-06-21

So much promise!

The detective parts provided suspense ( lacking in research though) but the laborious sex scenes were clearly from a female perspective although attributed to a male protagonist. Sex scenes unnecessary and time wasting.
Attempt to marry erotic and crime?
BIG FAIL!
Sorry!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-16-21

Really enjoyed this!

Was a bit sceptical as was a free book with the new free books from Amazon, but I really liked it, and listened on and off over 2 days, which wasn’t easily as I was also working! A bit naughty I know, but I liked the Main characters and didn’t guess the ending!
It wasn’t full of graphic violence, and I was surprised by a little bit of sexual content. Not to much, to blush at work though.
I’d recommend this easy to listen to book, with a twist at the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-22

Great story

a bit too much on the personal moments between the lead characters, but that was my only minor gripe. Great listen

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  • Me
  • 10-17-22

Couldn't stop listening

Honestly. Going to work just got in the way and I struggled to stay focused until I could get back to the story. Great listen.

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  • BlakWulf
  • 10-13-22

Another good one

Dark. This one is dark and, if I'm honest, could trigger people. However, if that doesn't bother you then go for it because it's a great story.

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  • R. A. P. Shannon
  • 08-23-22

tacky

was good until they got into the personal relationship and then the story took back seat.

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  • R G
  • 05-24-22

Heavy on the sex scenes low on mystery

This was a pot luck selection from the included with your subscription. It’s very well read - I think Bronson Pinchot makes it more interesting then it actually is. The case solving ends up taking second place to the romance and passionate love story of the two main characters. The long well written sex scenes made me squirm whilst walking the dog or being in the car and getting stuck in traffic. So if you like super hunk and super sexy crime fighters this is for you. But not my favourite book.

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  • C M Silver
  • 12-06-21

Rebel Rebel, I love you so

Well narrated, tension filled tale of strangely staged rapes, that allow inter-agent extracurricular actions for the MCs. Plot criss crosses with histories, scenarios, suspects and crime scenes. A good thriller; I didn't guess the perp. V ENJOYABLE

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  • Honey Pye
  • 11-25-21

Like A Good Cheesecake...

I just can't get enough of this book! I was hooked from the start by the character's the story and the narrator who's voice is delectable! I have to slap my hand from fast forwarding chapter's because I want to know if what I think will happen does happen, or is the rapist who I think it is, or is that a red herring?! I will update my review when I get to the end of the book, but so far I'm loving it!

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  • willowes
  • 11-20-21

Nightmare

This book was great, kept me interested in it all the way through. Had to keep listening to it right up to the end.

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  • Sheryelle
  • 11-26-22

Good story but very disjointed

The story seems a good one but the sex scenes go on and on repeating with absurd details to the point it becomes boring and diverts the reader from the main narrative

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  • Louise
  • 07-20-22

Good but confused

This is a great story but I think the author couldn’t decide if they wanted to write an erotic romance or a mystery and the romance component just did not work. If you took the sex and romance out of this, I think it would be a more seamless read which would be more credible and make more sense. But the story is a good one and I really enjoyed the end reveal when the killer comes forward. The narration is pretty good but the attempts at female voices are woeful and he slips into melodrama quite a bit,

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-22

Intriguing

The story has enough complications to keep you guessing about “who done it”as well as explorations into the side stories/ relationships/ etc… that kept it an interesting book. I am left wanting to read more from this author.