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Waking with Enemies by Eric Jerome Dickey, read by Dion Graham

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"Waking with Enemies" by Eric Jerome Dickey, read by Dion Graham

So, the last time you went anywhere in your vehicle, you flipped on the blinker to make a turn, and hey! the car behind you did the same. He was behind you the last turn you made, and the one before that. Apparently, he's going to the same place you are.
Although it's silly, the thought enters your mind: is he following you?
In the new audio novel "Waking with Enemies" by Eric Jerome Dickey, read by Dion Graham, somebody is following Gideon.
So, the last time you went anywhere in your vehicle, you flipped on the blinker to make a turn, and hey! the car behind you did the same. He was behind you the last turn you made, and the one before that. Apparently, he's going to the same place you are.

Although it's silly, the thought enters your mind: is he following you?

In the new audio novel "Waking with Enemies" by Eric Jerome Dickey, read by Dion Graham, somebody is following Gideon.
But that's okay. Because Gideon is stalking someone, too.

Living hand-to-mouth in Montreal is never easy, but it's harder for a child. That was the kind of life Gideon had with his mother. Thelma was a prostitute, and she was the one who taught Gideon how to kill a man. At the tender age of seven, young Gideon put a bullet in Midnight's guts. That explosion still resonates in Gideon's life.

He's a killer-for-hire now. For real.

But now there's someone at the door of his hotel, and it could be The Man with the Broken Nose, who seems to be the one bent on killing Gideon. Crawling out of bed - the bed he just shared with Lola Mack, who he met on the plane to London - Gideon approaches the door.

The Man with the Broken Nose wants to finish this job and get back home to Houston, and he wants it ASAP. He believes in kismet, which must be how he came to know Tebby, the beautiful Ethiopian woman he bumped into at a Starbucks in London. Tebby longs to move back to America, and The Man with the Broken Nose decides to take her there. He just needs to kill Gideon first.

But who is behind the contract on Gideon? Will Gideon's Montreal past come back to haunt him?

Excuse me, please, while I stretch and yawn. As much as I loved the first book, "Sleeping with Strangers", I was bored beyond belief with "Waking with Enemies".

"Sleeping" was tight and so exciting that I was listening in my car and almost missed my exit. My heart was pounding and I was incredibly wrapped up in the story. I was looking forward to hearing what happened to Gideon, but I had to wait a long, long time to find out.

That's because much of the first three discs - nearly three hours - are about an extended bedroom session that goes way, way, waaaay too long. And as if that wasn't tedious enough, there is another hour or more devoted to The Man with the Broken Nose's between-the-sheets time with Tebby. Because of this and because of too many other infinitesimal details that don't mean a thing, this audiobook is more frustrating than it is fun.

If you read or listened to the first novel and you're dying to know what happens to the characters, buy the hardcover of "Waking with Enemies" and skip the CD version. The earlier audiobook was excellent, but it does not necessarily follow that you'd like this one.

"Waking with Enemies" by Eric Jerome Dickey, read by Dion Graham
c.2007, Brilliance Audio $36.95 / $47.95 Canada 10 CDs / approx. 11 hours

 

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