Before I Wake

Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (408 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An FBI undercover operation gone bad convinces Rae Gabriella to move near her hometown and work as a private investigator with another former agent. But the small town of Justice, Illinois, is not as safe as she thinks. Attractive and stylish young women, just like Rae, are quietly dropping dead in their hotel rooms, with money and valuables still untouched. When the next victim turns up just a few rooms away from Rae's hotel room, the grieving parents hire her to investigate.
©2006 Dee Henderson (P)2007 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Intriguing plot...fast paced...interesting characters...all of the elements that have made Henderson so popular." ( Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about Before I Wake

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    4 out of 5 stars

Before I wake

I enjoyed this book very much, good story, well written. The end however left wide open perhaps for a sequel. The narrator was wonderful, keeps listner's in consent supense, was excellent.

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Before I Wake

Very good book with a christian air. Recomend to anyone wanting a good book without sex or bad language.

9 people found this helpful

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  • 01-07-11

not finished

The story line was good and interesting and we enjoyed listening to it but the end was weird --like the author just got tired of writing and ended it before anything was resolved. So it left us very unsatisfied. For me if the end is bad the book is not worth my time so I would not recommend it.

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    3 out of 5 stars

OK

I used the title OK for this book because it was just that, OK. I have purchased all of Dee Henderson's books on audible and this book was simply not her best. Her earlier works are much better such as the O'Malley series. If you are new to Dee Henderson purchase her earlier works prior to this book. If you read this book first you may not get a true understanding of how utterly talented Dee Henderson really is. This book did a poor job with developing a story line that was believable or interesting. I would not even classify this book as a romance or suspense; it was simply a mess.

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BEFORE I WAKE- Where is the sequel?

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The book was great....until the NON-Ending.

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

I could have lived with the ending if there was a sequel. But it just left you hanging with no answers!

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Where's the Sequel.....

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Although, I love Dee Henderson's books, I probably wouldn't recommend this one. I enjoyed the whole book until the end. It just leaves you hanging.

Would you recommend Before I Wake to your friends? Why or why not?

Probably not. Simply because of the ending.

Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

Any character is excellent when performed by Tom Stechschulte.

Do you think Before I Wake needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Absolutely! We want to know the rest of the story!

Any additional comments?

I absolutely love all of Dee Henderson's books. And I enjoyed this one until it left me hanging at the end.

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Great listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, a good story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Before I Wake?

the story line was very exciting

Have you listened to any of Tom Stechschulte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes, he does well. I like that he changes his voice for each character. As well as puts emotion into it.

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excellent

Excellent book. Just finished it and I wish she write a sequel, characters are good and believable, Also nice to listen without a lot of sex and bad language.

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Before I Wake

This recordimg seems incomplete.

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No ending!

I wouldn’t be so harsh, but her Wiki page shows this as a stand alone book. There is no resolution to the mystery, the romance, or the oath that the characters had intended to take. Ugh!! What a waste of time!