• The Dream-Hunter

  • A Dream-Hunter Novel
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,092 ratings)

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In the ethereal world of dreams, there are champions who fight to protect the dreamer and there are demons who prey on them...

Arik is such a predator. Condemned by the gods to live eternity without emotions, Arik can only feel when he’s in the dreams of others. For thousands of years, he’s drifted through the human unconscious, searching for sensation. Now he’s finally found a dreamer whose vivid mind can fill his emptiness.

Dr. Megeara Kafieri watched her father ruin himself and his reputation as he searched to prove Atlantis was real. Her deathbed promise to him to salvage his reputation has now brought her to Greece where she intends to prove once and for all that the fabled island is right where her father said it was. But frustration and bad luck dog her every step. Especially the day they find a stranger floating in the sea. His is a face she’s seen many times.... in her dreams. What she doesn’t know is that Arik holds more than the ancient secrets that can help her find the mythical isle of Atlantis. He has made a pact with the god Hades: In exchange for two weeks as a mortal man, he must return to Olympus with a human soul. Megeara’s soul. With a secret society out to ruin her expedition, and mysterious accidents that keep threatening her life, Megeara refuses to quit. She knows she’s getting closer to Atlantis and as she does, she stumbles onto the truth of what Arik really is.

For Arik his quest is no longer simple. No human can know of a Dream-Hunter’s existence. His dream of being mortal has quickly turned into his own nightmare and the only way to save himself will be to sacrifice the very thing he wanted to be human for. The only question is, will he?

©2007 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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Great narrator makes a big difference

I love the series written by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I did not think I would enjoy this book as much as Dark Hunter books, but I really did. Of course, Fred Berman does a fantastic job. He is one of my favorite narrators. I don't know if I would enjoy the book as much if I read it instead. :)

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Dream hunter beginings.

This is the first of the Dream Hunter series but many in the Dark Hunter series although I think the time line of this story begins before the first Dark Hunter book, but it is not clear. Very good I enjoy Fred Berman and I actually enjoyed listening to this better than reading it.

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Overall very còmpelling and addicting

Loved it. Wasn't expecting this from the dream hunter series but am impressed with Kenyon style

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Awesome

Arik and Geary, such a wonderful love story. Brought to life by the wonderful Sherrilyn Kenyon!

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Boring Plot, extremely disappointed!!

I purchased this book wanting to properly start a Sherrilyn Kenyon series, after separately purchasing and enjoying some of her other books, Dance with the Devil and Born in Silence I found that even by themselves they had beautiful writing, well thought out plot-lines and steamy fun between characters where relationships grew throughout the books after some challenges.

I found that was hardly able to finish this book for several reasons. First I hated the narrator, same person from Dance with the Devil, and ironically he uses the same voice for two supposedly different characters. I understand why this male lead in Dance with the Devil would consistently sounded bitter, sharp and angry. I don't get it in this book and it made me dislike the character.

Second, a dream god who goes into dreams to feed on the emotions of the host, some are dedicated to certain types of dreams like sexual or violent dreams, is stupid. And the fact that they have to be killed if they get addicted to one human, because what they do in the long term is dangerous to humans. Its just a stupid plot, so much worst than dark hunters, worse than average Olympian gods drama or the league, I just couldn't get into it. There is alot more information in the book beyond this overall premise and there is an entire series is build around it but I will not go one with this series.

Third, there is no build up for these characters in terms of a relationship. This may be a bit of a spoiler, but these two are hot and heavy from the very beginning. I realized in the middle that I don't see them as a good couple because they are not a good couple. They are simply forced together from the first chapter of the book through her dreams and he fights to consistently to have sex with her in the real world, not because she isn't willing but because I can feel the author stretching the story even though the characters do not really learn more about each other or really get any closer.

There is some action in this book that did not make it a complete disappointment, but the still this story-line is very flimsy. I know this author is so much better than this book and I look forward to checking out her other work. If audible gives another sale I would probably give one more book in this series a chance.

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Ignore neg reviews-story is great!

As has become so common in the past few years, “Karen’s” love leaving negative reviews when they are unwarranted. Sherrilyn’s books are well written and the story lines are amazing. Once again, she has given us a story that is everything a paranormal romance reader could ask for. The characters represent the dichotomy of humans, so they are neither all-good, nor all-bad. Even the protagonists in her stories end up having more of their pasts revealed which show the reader why her story’s villains act as they do.

This is the first full dream hunter story in the series, and as you continue with the series, more is revealed regarding their species and the reader gets updates on how their lives are shaping up after their story is told. This is a good stand alone novel but reading the previous books in the series will allow the reader to understand why the supporting characters act as they do. I simply enjoy this series and thought this was an amazing way to introduce the dream hunters into the dark hunter family. The characters in this book play a major role later in Acheron’s story, which if read in order, the reader will be anxious to hear.

If you enjoy this author, two other series similar to this one that I enjoy from different authors are: Immortals After Dark and The Carpathian Series. Hope this review helps.

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Needs Robert Petkoff to narrate these!

I started out totally in love with this series.... and then I realized that the novels are 50% unnecessary filler.
"He had never felt", "never had he heard", "never had anyone", "she had never been", "he had never been", "never had she seen", "nothing had ever smelled", "nobody had ever",.... and on and on and on the filler goes. You would think that an editor would have mentioned how annoying this repetitive bullshit is. The books would be so much better if she cut that unnecessary crap out. It seems like she does it to meet a minimum page requirement, to the detriment of her novels. With every novel you listen to it becomes more irritating, to the point it is hard to enjoy the actual STORY.
NEVER have I ever been so annoyed with an author. NEVER have I been so disappointed in a series that had such potential!

The ENTIRE "Dark Hunter" series would be a million times better if it was narrated by Robert Petkoff..... Audible, PLEASE do us a favor and have R.P. re- record this series!!!
If you are serious fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon do yourself a huge favor and listen to the "After Dark Immortals" by Kresley Cole, you'll thank me later!

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Love the whole series

I love listening to the books. Always leave me waiting to get to the next one.

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Love!

I absolutely loved this book. I hope there are more on the dream hunters! Fred Berman did an awesome job as usual. I wish all these books were hours longer than they are, LOL!

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Not my favorite in the series but still good.

This book was a dream hunter spin off so to speak. Didn't have much of prior characters except for Kat which has appeared briefly before. The story was ok, I wasn't bored but I wasn't as engaged with the characters as before. Per usual, Fred Berman did a fantastic job....I only wished he narrated the entire series. Next book switches back to Holter Graham. Overall, still worth a credit to not miss any backstory!

Other PRN books I think are fantastic are anything by Jeaniene Frost, Heather Hunter's Irin Chronicles (really beautifully written and narrated), Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardian Series, Jacqueline Frank's Nightwalker Series, Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter Series, J. D. Tyler's Alpha Pack Series and Tessa Dawn's Blood Curse series (very dark take on vampires). Patricia Brigg's Alpha and Omega series is really good too, thou more just paranormal than a PRN, romance is subtle but totally worth a listen unless you require steam. Most of these are available in the Romance Package which is a bonus if you like to binge.