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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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  • dianaB
    2/19/16
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed this book!"

    I was completely drawn into this book, I loved the recapping of different bits as they didn't feel at all repetitive to me but essential to the story & character, and I loved the way it unfolded gradually. I guessed the twist but the ending left me wanting more! The narrator kept a brilliant pace and lightness to her voice which never bored me and kept me enthralled.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Melissa Wells
    2/12/16
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    "Awesome"

    great story, a little course, a little complicated but it is very, very difficult to put down. Really good writing and detail. SJ Watson has written this one very well.........and this is not even my favorite genre to read. Well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Anthony Dawson
    London, England
    10/7/15
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    "Tense, moving but a rushed ending"

    I loved this book.

    For once I read the book first before watching the film. I learned my lesson with Gone Girl.

    Very well read and a great story spoiled only by what I felt was a rushed ending with too much coincidence, leaps of faith and convenience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jodie
    9/17/15
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    "ok"

    It was good towards the end if the story bit a very slow start doesn't get gripping for a long time which left me rather bored

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brendan O' Farrell
    7/20/15
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    "Suspense thriller"
    Would you listen to Before I Go To Sleep again? Why?

    No, once is enough for most books


    What other book might you compare Before I Go To Sleep to, and why?

    Some of Donna Tart stuff but this is more subtle and not as hard hitting


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I'm not sure, narration was good but not exceptional


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

    Imagine forgetting everything in your life following sleep and slowly trying to piece together your history


    Any additional comments?

    Good book, kind of went of kilter in the end after the big reveal

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    7/14/15
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    "Fantastic Read"

    Thrilling, interesting and addictive! I really enjoyed this book and was excited to know what was going to happen! When I was done I watched the movie and it was terrible! Just enjoy the book instead :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs A
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    7/5/15
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    "Excellent tale!"

    Welcome to Christine's world....
    She didn't know what was going on and neither did!! So many twists and turns I couldn't guess what was coming next until it was upon me!
    Totally absorbed me and didn't want to stop listening. The narration was also excellent.
    Whole-heartedly recommend this one! Will be searching for others by this author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. Conradie
    UK
    6/18/15
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    "Just gripping"

    I couldn't put it down . Narration excellent and fantastic plot. What a ride
    Wish I could start again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joanna
    Dubai, UAE
    6/3/15
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    "OK."
    What did you like best about Before I Go To Sleep? What did you like least?

    The storyline is good.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    None, the ending was not a surprise.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator did a good job.


    Could you see Before I Go To Sleep being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    I don't know who the stars would be but the story would convert very very well into a movie. It may be a rare time the movie is better than the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • tanya
    5/16/15
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    "Excellent"

    Great story had me changing my mind who was behind it. Kept me guessing. Would of liked the book to go on a little longer though.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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