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Before I Go to Sleep Audiobook

Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel

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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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    She Sparkled Huntington Beach, CA 06-04-17
    She Sparkled Huntington Beach, CA 06-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very exciting!"

    This book totally reminds me of the movie momento! Same concept! Gripping storyline, with lots of twists and turns. You fall in love with Chris! Makes you wonder how much of who we all are is from memory????

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    Mona Symone 05-29-17
    Mona Symone 05-29-17
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    "Not Bad"

    The narrator was phenomenal for the story. The story line got kinda predictable half way through, but as a writer maybe it was just easier to figure out what was going on for me, nonetheless I still enjoyed the storyline a great deal. I am still a bit confused as to the time length and I don't want to give away any spoilers but from the time Ben originally leaves Chris till the time "Ben" comes back to get her from the hospital, in the story it seems a short while, but it's actually a span of over 20 years, yet the characters respond as if it's only been a few months to a feed years. Perhaps I missed something, but that disturbed me a bit. Other than that, a great ending. It doesn't leave you feeling robbed. It does drag on a bit in the middle but it give you enough suspense overall.

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    Crystle D 05-18-17
    Crystle D 05-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great storyline but"

    I thought this was a good read, but I was disappointed because I felt like the ending fell short. Not because the ending wasn't what I wanted or anything like that, but because I felt that the ending felt very rushed and abrupt. I felt as if there is a deadline there right or was working against or something. So much detail into all of these relationships with these characters throughout the story and then the ending doesn't show anything about that reconnection. Also doesn't show any information on whether or not she regains her memory? I wish there was a second book to take us through that journey I feel it would be a great one and this other could pull it off.

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    maiah 05-18-17
    maiah 05-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the build up!"

    Great story! Not what expected at all, the build up was great! The end wasn't disappointing but it wasn't great

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    Brooke 05-12-17
    Brooke 05-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Glad it's over"

    This was such a great idea for a story, but it got wordy. And for someone who's supposed to have a PhD, th main character takes a long time to Puzzle things our

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    ICArt 05-10-17
    ICArt 05-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I could have done without some of the language"

    however overall the was compl
    Ellington and hard to stop listening to. the narrator did a great hop as well

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    N. Thomas Santa Rosa, CA,USA 05-06-17
    N. Thomas Santa Rosa, CA,USA 05-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Ending on a ?"

    Interesting concept. Memory loss for no reason except a fall. MRI negative.. cannot remember .. ??? EVER???

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    Emily S Riener 05-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Kept me on the edge of my seat"

    Best book I've read in awhile:) Enjoyed it from start to finish. Great audio listen.

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    Michelle 05-01-17
    Michelle 05-01-17
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    "Not what I expected"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This was not like the other books I listen to. I usually stick with crime dramas. The book moves slowly through the first half but does get better. It was still and interesting story and I would recommend it. The end was very disappointing though.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would not have left the ending as a cliff hanger. Not knowing what happens to the main character after she falls asleep.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. There have been a few movies made with this story line.


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    Donna 04-22-17
    Donna 04-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "OMG sooooo slow!!!!!!!!"
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    This book was so repetitive and drawn out! I had to force myself to keep listening amd thought the very end was a let down!

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