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Before I Go to Sleep Audiobook

Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel

"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 be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.
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Publisher's Summary

"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 be telling you only half the story.

Welcome to Christine's life.

©2011 S.J. Watson (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Amazon Customer 06-13-15
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    This one kept me hooked until the end. The narration was great and the story plausible and interesting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JIMENA LAKEWOOD, CA, United States 01-28-13
    JIMENA LAKEWOOD, CA, United States 01-28-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Would not recommend, stretched too long"

    The plot was not too bad but the whole story was weak. This could have been a 3 or 4 hour book but it stretched way too long. Not enough substance to keep it going. Really depressing and repetitive. I would not recommend this book.

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    Julie 06-26-15
    Julie 06-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent! Exciting, absorbing,satisfying."

    Great book, absorbing story , couldn't stop listening to find out what happens. Recommended for anyone wanting a really absorbing book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    starshockeymom Baltimore 06-18-15
    starshockeymom Baltimore 06-18-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Great story!"

    Really likeed this story very engaging and kept me guessing. I would recommend to friends.

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    Tom 06-17-15
    Tom 06-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One To Captivate"

    Compelling story..riveting suspense throughout. Brilliant tour de force that Mr. Watson created such a convincing female persona as Christine to bring us through this cerebral thriller.

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    Laura Macky San Francisco, CA 06-10-15
    Laura Macky San Francisco, CA 06-10-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Great story with narration making it come to life!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Before I Go to Sleep to be better than the print version?

    Yes actually I would. The narrator, Orlagh Cassidy is really fantastic. She made the story so much more mysterious. I've never thought of this until after I finished this book, but a good narrator who obviously knows the story can really lead you on with their voice. I could not "put my earbuds" down.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't want to give it away here so I'll just say that I liked Christine best.


    What about Orlagh Cassidy’s performance did you like?

    Everything. The mystery in her voice was excellent. She did not give anything away and made me wonder the entire time what was really going on. I loved her performance and am now looking for other books narrated by her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Keeps you wondering!


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    HeidiT 05-18-15
    HeidiT 05-18-15
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    "Drawn out"

    I was disappointed in how long it took to get to the resolution (which wasn't at all profoundly unexpected). I would say just "okay" for me.

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    "what the heck !!!!!!"

    I listened to this book all the way thru waiting to hear how it ends.....what the heck!!!!!

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    Linda @Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 04-03-15
    Linda @Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 04-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Amnesia victim must discover self"

    An effective thriller told from the viewpoint of an amnesia victim. I had read stories with amnesia victims before, but they were usually told from 3rd person or other characters' viewpoint, with the mystery hinging on whether the amnesia was real. In this story the main character is an amnesiac who forgets everything while she sleeps. She keeps having to rediscover herself everday. The reader in effect becomes her memory putting together the clues she keeps forgetting. I saw the movie version which stayed close to the book, but I renjoyed the book more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Big jim Picotto Great White North 02-17-15
    Big jim Picotto Great White North 02-17-15 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Well laid out story."

    Taut thriller will a few twist and turns. Well narrated. A bit of a stretch, but worth the credit.

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