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Publisher's Summary

A bestial face appears at windows in the night.

In the big white house on the hill angels are said to appear.

A forgotten tenant in an isolated building becomes addicted to milk.

A strange goddess is worshipped by a home-invading disciple.

The least remembered gods still haunt the oldest forests.

Cannibalism occurs in high society at the end of the world.

The sainted undead follow their prophet to the Great Dead Sea.

A confused and vengeful presence occupies the home of a first-time buyer.

In ghastly harmony with the nightmarish visions of the award-winning writer's novels, these stories blend a lifelong appreciation of horror culture with the grotesque fascinations and childlike terrors that are the author's own.

©2016 Adam L. G. Nevill (P)2017 Journalstone Publishing

Critic Reviews

"Nevill is fast becoming Britain's answer to Stephen King." ( Guardian)
"Readers will lose all hope of peaceful, undisturbed sleep. Highly recommended." ( Library Journal)
"Nevill's talent for horror resonates ominously in every scene, almost as if the theme from Jaws echoes when a page is turned." ( Kirkus)

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Excellently frightening

It's been a while since I've read anything that actually frightened me and this did. Well written and interesting. Will be reading one of his novels next.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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A very solid collection of shorts from Adam Nevill

A very solid collection of shorts from Adam Nevill. I enjoyed every one of these twisted tales. Some were darker than others, but they were all very well written and enjoyable. The narration for each individual story completely fit the tone of the collection. Nicely done.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic writing, wrong voice for narrator

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

possibly, they would have to be someone who can get past the narration

What was one of the most memorable moments of Some Will Not Sleep?

Pigface Thing is a solid story and the end took me quite by surprise.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

David Stifel seems to be a narrator of choice for Lovecraftian works. He has a particular style and delivery that works for the true dated Lovecraft work. He doesn't have the ability to do a wide range of accents or genders or ages, and I think he is the absolute wrong choice to voice a primarily British and mid 20s or younger selection of 1st person characters. He tries, and I like his work in other stories, but his accents take away from the stories and are detracting when he attempts them. He just doesn't fit properly. If you can look (listen?) past them then the stories are really quite varied and well crafted.

Who was the most memorable character of Some Will Not Sleep and why?

Doll Hands is a very interesting character in a very interesting world.

Any additional comments?

This is a very good selection of stories, yet a poor choice in narrator.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Frightening in a deeper way

The diversity of voice in this collection is fascinating. The narrator changes along with the voice of each piece. Not scary in a gory way, but in a deeper way. I related to, and was frightened of, the monsters in a way that crept into my dreams. I want more from this author.

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Not my cuppa

I have this an average rating of 2.41 stars after reading all the stories. For me some resonated more than others but I never got that creep factor from any of them, nor did any give me even the the least but feeling of of dread or fright. This could be because I have a high tolerance for things that go bump in the night. This was the first thing I read by this author. The characters were good but sometimes I just could not follow what was happening.

I am sure that someone else may find the situations depicted scary and so would say give a try. I myself am going to try some other stories/books by this author and see if I missed something before.

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Some will not sleep

Overall, I was disappointed. The voice actor did a very good job but the story lines were hard to follow and not very descriptive. I found myself spacing out while I was driving and it was difficult to keep track because like I said the stories were hard to follow. I only enjoyed one story out of the whole read to be honest.

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well... i could sleep

Some of these stories were the craziest things I've read in a long time but none were bad.

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It was boring overall

i couldn't finish it. there are a couple of good stories, but most of them drag on for no particular reason. they're all the same pace, so if you don't like a slow story, dont waste the money or credit.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • 04-18-17

Not scary

Would you try another book written by Adam Nevill or narrated by David Stifel?

I couldn't even finish this book, so no.

What was most disappointing about Adam Nevill’s story?

I was looking for something a little bit more engaging.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of David Stifel?

I don't know. But he read this so monotone.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I stopped listening after three or four stories.

Any additional comments?

I want to return this as soon as possible.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr. Paul Wilde
  • 05-06-17

Absolutely the worst narration of any audiobook

What disappointed you about Some Will Not Sleep?

The narrator was so bad he made the introduction unlistenable, then in the first story he made up the most ridiculous accents.

Would you ever listen to anything by Adam Nevill again?

not with this narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He was truly bad, stupid accents & very boring.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • green
  • 11-05-17

Very Bad Choice of Narrator

I have to join in with the criticism of the narrator, he was a very bad choice for these stories. And why an American for stories that are mostly based in Britain or Europe? A shame, because Adam Nevill is a good writer of short stories,

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  • sarah
  • 10-23-17

Short and not so sweet stories.

Short stories that sweep you away for awhile then stay with you always. Definitely recommend.

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  • K:93
  • 08-06-17

Do not buy

The voice over is horrible it's like Steven Hawkins computer is reading to me and even then that's a better sound wish amazon would give me an exchange book tbh

1 of 2 people found this review helpful