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Before I Go To Sleep Audiobook

Before I Go To Sleep

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.
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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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  • Jessica
    2/27/15
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    "Loved it"
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    Great story. Great reading. Totally thrilling for the whole length of time. Worth a read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. Richards
    london
    2/19/15
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    "Before I go to sleep"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Its a really good book I enjoyed it from start to finish


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked all the characters


    What about Susannah Harker’s performance did you like?

    It was read very well


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A woman with no memory


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book.
    There are so many twists to it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • diane bayles
    2/19/15
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    "Gripping"

    I listened to this in just 2 sessions. Gripping from start to finish. highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eleri Plews
    2/10/15
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    "Gripping!"

    A definite can't put down/ stop listening to book, gripped from the beginning. Listening to it evolve, shouting at it at times, the characters are brilliant And well written. Really makes you think!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bernadette
    1/25/15
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    "Beautifully narrated"

    I listened to this book mainly while painting in my house. It made a boring job quite enjoyable. The story is quite clever but it's very nature made it repetitive in parts! The narrator really made this book work for me as she has such a soothing but not boring voice, she bought the character alive for me. Slight criticism in that the story is a tad too long. Would recommend especially as this is a new author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neil
    1/20/15
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    "Entertaining enthralling, stand-out debut novel"
    What did you like most about Before I Go To Sleep?

    Observing the way that the lead character interacts with people and takes time to re-establish her relationship with them, particularly the sections where she meets up with Dr Nash


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

    The conversation towards the end where Christine and her husband talk, and they have the in depth conversation regarding what happened to Christine.


    What does Susannah Harker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Bearing in mind the lead character is a female, having a female narrate a book that is written from a primary perspective makes it more in depth a realistic that if it had been written by a man


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What will you remember tomorrow


    Any additional comments?

    An excellent debut novel by S.J. Watson. Have just ordered his latest one on my kindle

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    London
    1/11/15
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    "A fascinating thriller"
    Would you listen to Before I Go To Sleep again? Why?

    I might, as the story is interesting and well written, although a great part of the enjoyment of this book is based on the suspense that knowing the end solution would remove.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the protagonist, and the story's slowly building suspense.


    Any additional comments?

    The protagonist's amnesia give the story and original angle and makes it at the same time a psychological thriller and a study of the human mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • aishling
    1/8/15
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    "Good"

    Enjoyable read G h h v f g h ur b b h h h h g x c c

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    1/2/15
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    "Great thriller"

    Many hours spent listening when I should have been asleep! Couldn't stop.
    Gripping, unpredictable storyline, well written, a superb 'listen'

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy Padden
    12/20/14
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    "Highly recommended"
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    Great story which absorbed me. I originally read book on kindle and decided to download this Audible version. Very enjoyable and brilliant first novel for the author. Hope he writes more books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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