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Before I Go To Sleep Audiobook

Before I Go To Sleep

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of CWA Best unabridged Crime Audiobook 2012.

Winner – CRIME THRILLER OF THE YEAR – BRITISH BOOK AWARDS

As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...'Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?

Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight.

And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

©2011 S J Watson (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

What the Critics Say

“Quite simply the best debut novel I've ever read.” (Tess Gerritsen)

“Brilliant in its pacing, profound in its central question, suspenseful on every page - and satisfying in its thriller ending.” (Anita Shreve)

“A deft, perceptive exploration of a fascinating neurological condition, and a cracking good thriller.” (Lionel Shriver)

“A terrific first novel - well-written, genuinely unsettling and psychologically very plausible. Thrillers seldom come much better than this. Loved it, read it in one.” (Joanne Harris)

“An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page.” (Dennis Lehane)

“So high-concept, so ambitious and so structurally brilliant. It's so rare to read a thriller that's perfect in every detail, but this one definitely qualifies!” (Sophie Hannah)

“A deeply unsettling debut that asks the most terrifying question - what do you have left when you lose yourself?” (Val McDermid)

“A truly amazing debut. The central character, Christine, is beautifully drawn. It's hard to imagine a more compelling, believable and sympathetic portrayal of a damaged human being. I loved it from start to finish.” (Mo Hayder)

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  • Saffy
    UK
    7/11/13
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    "What an amazing debut!"

    This is definitely one of my best Audible listens of all time. It kept me completely gripped throughout and kept me guessing through every suspenseful moment I was completely mesmerised and convinced by the narration. What a compelling, original, scary, unique listen.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Sophie S
    12/19/15
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    "This book helped me go to sleep"

    Fairly disappointed by this book. What sounds like an interesting story does not develop into anything. The plot, or lack of, moves incredibly slowly and the character is constantly loving him and not loving him, wanting him and not wanting him.
    What should be intrigue is just nonsensical jumps in the so-called plot.
    The narration is flat and dull. This one of the rare books I wasn't interested in finishing! I returned the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • laura-jayne tain
    10/5/15
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    "Fantastic"

    Absolutely fantastic book! I couldn't stop listening! would recommend to all. Can't wait to watch the film

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nel
    9/21/15
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    "Brilliant"
    If you could sum up Before I Go To Sleep in three words, what would they be?

    loved the twists and turns. love these types of books but this one in particular could not be second guessed with a final twist to the story a real can't stop listening stayed up in to the late hours just so I could finish the next chapter.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth A. Milburn
    UK
    8/31/15
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    "Gripping"
    Would you listen to Before I Go To Sleep again? Why?

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book - it was read well, I developed an empathy with the character and I was unsure who was telling the truth at times. The ending was interesting and until the end I didn't realise who Ben was, much like Christine. Highly recommended.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Before I Go To Sleep?

    reliving her memories each day - the snippets that were revealed.


    What about Susannah Harker’s performance did you like?

    She made me believe she was Christine by her softly spoken voice.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • surfersky
    london
    7/20/15
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    "Mixed thoughts"

    I enjoyed the book on the whole. To be honest though it could have done with losing a few chunks it could be a tad repetitive! I guess that's what it's like for someone with memory loss.
    But overall it was good, I ironically fell asleep to it a few times.
    I would still recommend it despite this. As long as your patient. Good story and gripping in places.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beryl
    7/7/15
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    "Dark, stunning and unexpected"

    Keeps you guessing right the way up until the end; the tension as the reader gets one step ahead of Christine towards the end of the book had me biting my nails. Warm but chilling, this book will stay with me for a long time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • trixyj
    5/23/15
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    "Loved it!"

    If you liked gone girl or girl on a train then you'll love this too.

    Disappointed that it is finished!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    5/21/15
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    "Fantastic"

    Loved this book, so cleverly written and great twist, could listen again and again
    Need to watch the film now

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • F Stevens
    5/6/15
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    "Hard to stop listening"

    I loved this story it was intriguing and well told. If you like Gone Girl you'll love this. Creepy and thought provoking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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