Audiobook Review: Dreamland by Alyson Noel

Riley Bloom #3
Author: Alyson Noel
Reader: Kathleen McInerney
Reading Level: YA
Run-time: 4 hrs & 50 mins
Published: September 13th 2011
Review Source: Macmillian Young Listeners
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Riley’s finding that the afterlife can be a lonely place when all you do is focus on work. So she goes to the place where dreams happen, hoping to find a way to contact her sister, Ever. She meets the director, who tells her about the two ways to send dreams. As a Dream Jumper, a person can jump into a dreamer’s dream, share a message, and participate. As a Dreamweaver, an entire dream can be created in a studio and sent to the dreamer. But Dreamweaving was outlawed decades ago, and the studio was boarded up. Thinking it’s her only way to reach out to her sister, Riley goes in search of the old studio. There she finds a ghost boy, who’s been creating and sending nightmares to people for years. In order to stop him and reach out to Ever, Riley is going to have to confront and overcome her own fears.

Audio Portion: I think the reader did an excellent job on this audiobook. Kathleen McInerney's voice was pleasant to listen to and sounded very youthful. As I listened I actually felt like Riley was sitting right next to me in my car telling me her story. She read with such expression and it really brought the characters and story to life for me. I did some research and discovered that Kathleen is the reader for the other audio books in this series. I enjoyed this one so much that I look forward to listening to her read the others in this series.

Review: Being a fan of the Immortals Series, I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It was nice to hear about Riley Bloom again, since I hadn’t read anything about her since the last book in the Immortals series. I didn’t realize that there were a few others out before this one, so I will have to check the other ones out, too.

Riley is trying hard to find a way to talk to her sister Ever. The problem is that she is no longer alive while Ever still is.

I liked the characters and the storyline. Some parts were pretty gross-specifically one part where Riley is in Dreamland trying to negotiate with a dreamweaver who puts her into a series of nightmares, some of which were pretty nasty and scary.

I will definitely go back and read the other ones in this series and look forward to the next in the series.


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