Try free for 30 days

  • Manhattan Dreaming

  • By: Anita Heiss
  • Narrated by: Tamala Shelton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (128 ratings)

A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook free.
1 credit/month after trial—to buy any title you like, yours to keep.
Listen all you want to a selection of thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Manhattan Dreaming cover art

Manhattan Dreaming

By: Anita Heiss
Narrated by: Tamala Shelton
Free with 30-day trial

$16.45/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $23.99

Buy Now for $23.99

Pay using voucher balance (if applicable) then card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

From Manuka to Manhattan, Lauren’s going all the way!

Lauren is a curator at the National Aboriginal Gallery in Canberra. She's good at her job, passionate about the arts and focused on her work - that is, when she's not focusing on Adam.

But Adam is a player, on and off the field. Lauren knows he's the one, but he doesn't seem to feel the same way about her. If she just waits long enough, though, surely he'll realise how much he needs her?

Then her boss offers her the chance of a lifetime - a fellowship at the Smithsonian in New York. Lauren has to make some big decisions: the Man or Manhattan?

Cover artwork by Rachael Sarra.

©2010 Anita Heiss (P)2021 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

What listeners say about Manhattan Dreaming

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    57
  • 4 Stars
    38
  • 3 Stars
    21
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    5
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    65
  • 4 Stars
    24
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    43
  • 4 Stars
    31
  • 3 Stars
    20
  • 2 Stars
    10
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Saccharine

Enjoyed the glimpses of indigenous and art references, the sustained love sick idiocy, sugary food obsession and neurosis not so much.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Lovely

A truly romantic story. I enjoyed all the characters. I thought it was a great story line. It was very enjoyable.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

home town

Loved listening to this and knowing all the places in Canberra and surrounds. Felt like a touch of home

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Another Good Aussie Author

I liked this one but I felt it kinda finished too quickly. I wanted to know more. Worth a listen though it frustrates me how whiney she is over Adam

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Simple romance.

Easy to listen to story of a woman finding her place in her world. Nothing was too heavy. I personally didn’t enjoy the infatuation with the footie player. That seemed too juvenile for the woman she was supposed to be. But saying that it did not stop me listening and completing the story.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jem
  • 21-08-2023

Great Aussie book

Loved the story and the history of this book.
At first I did not even read the title detail but was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the book.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wish this was made into a movie

After listening to any of Anita Heiss’s books i want someone to make it into a movie.
This is such a beautiful, educational and empowering love story between people, art and their country (both Aus & US).

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Could see it coming like the 2020 bushfires…

The romantic sub plot/main plot(?) of this book annoyed me. It was very predictable & I was appalled at how long it took Lauren to see Adam for the douch he totally is.

However, I loved everything to do with Lauren’s work & the artists & politics she talked about. And it made me super nostalgic for NYC.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Nicely written

I enjoyed the historical educational aspects of first nations people from around the world and applaud the authors skill to weave in modern day dating scene with old fashioned romanticism.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

It’s fine.

Compelling First Nations elements. Seemed a bit far fetched that literally every man Lauren meets would be interested in her.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.