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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
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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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-07-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-07-19

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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  • Renee M. Ramig
  • 30-10-19

Just Okay

I love medical mysteries, but this one was just okay. Some interesting parts, but there was some time inconsistencies and there were some places that were difficult to follow.

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  • T. McCloskey
  • 13-10-19

unique medical scifi

I enjoyed the shared reading as it provided easy transition from chapter to chapter. i also appreciate an author who finds a fresh approach to a well worn genre. Early on we learn there has been a highly advanced transplant surgery and the protagonist may not be everything he appears to be.

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  • Cynthia R Phillips
  • 01-10-19

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-09-19

OK book

This book got confusing at times. The timeframes weren't consistent which had me rewinding to see if I missed something. The ending was a little out of left field. Plus, I didn't like the female narrator.

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  • Nancy Osborn
  • 19-08-19

Great!

There's nothing that makes a mystery better than a SciFi mystery. As usual Matthew Mather has written a great book with wonderful characters. The twists and turns always keeps you guessing which mskes it hard to put down. Well done!

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  • DLynn
  • 13-08-19

Great New Read by Matthew Mather

The Dreaming Tree"

My favorite read by author Matthew Mather was Cyberstorm but his newest novel The Dreaming Tree is now my new favorite. The genre is futuristic but very grounded in real medical possibilities. I listened to the audiobook adaptation, in which both excellent narrators enhanced the author's words. From the first minute of listening I was immediately immersed into Royce Lowell-Vandeweghe's new life, new body. This storyline takes body-dysmorphia to an extreme end after Roy wakes up after a violent car crash with a new body. Throughout the novel he verbally battles within himself with the mind of the donor or is he just becoming crazy? There is a side story about a New York detective named Delta Devlin, obsessively working on a serial killer case that may or may not involve Roy & his donor....

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