• Insomnia and Seven More Short Stories

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Dan Delgado
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Insomnia is a collection of eight exciting short stories (plus one bonus story) that tackle several different genres including action, science-fiction, horror, noir, and thriller.

Written by best-selling author, Jeremy Robinson, these stories include all of the action, imagination, and twists that fans have come to expect, but they also contain experiments into subjects and voices not normally touched on in his novels.

Insomnia - In a world of super efficiency and equality, sleep is illegal and Feene keeps the masses going.

The Eater - Three children discover a writhing black puddle in the woods of New Hampshire.

Harden’s Tree - A group of teens visit a tree planted atop the ashes of a mass murderer from late 1800’s.

Star Crossed Killers - Two lovers, both deadly killers, compete for the same target.

Counting Sheep - A future terrorist gives an insomniac three minutes to fall asleep.

Hearing Aid - In the future, a deaf man is healed, but does he like what he hears?

Dark Seed of the Moon - Vampires live, and kill, in the eternal shadow of the moon’s polar crater.

From Above - In the future, a detective goes after terrorists who vaporized his city - and his arm - from space.

Bonus story:

Bought and Paid For - A brutal character sketch for Scott Sigler’s The Crypt.

©2011 Jeremy Robinson (P)2019 Jeremy Robinson

Critic Reviews

“Rocket-boosted action, brilliant speculation, and the recreation of a horror out of the mythologic past, all seamlessly blend into a rollercoaster ride of suspense and adventure.” (James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Eye of God)

“With Threshold Jeremy Robinson goes pedal to the metal into very dark territory. Fast-paced, action-packed and wonderfully creepy! Highly recommended!” (Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin

“If you like thrillers original, unpredictable and chock-full of action, you are going to love Jeremy Robinson...” (Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley)

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Exquisite collection

it was a very good collection of stories every single story was very interesting and very unique I loved it the narrator was a very great asset to those short stories it was very enjoyable and very fun

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Great shorts

Totally recommend these. Just quick great stories!! Also the afterword from the author was really cool

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A really good read.

Loaded with some really good short stories. My favorite was "From Above"...I'd like to read a full novel based upon "From Above".

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Great Collection of Short Stories

I am not usually a short story fan, but I really enjoyed listening to Insomnia. I think what made this so enjoyable was the brief insight at the end of each story as to why it was written. The stories reached across different genres which made it even more interesting.

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Darn good

I love when some stories are short and to the point.

This was a nice collection and the characters were well developed.

Dan Delgado is fabulous!

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  • 06-11-19

a solid collection

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a good collection of short stories that are all different flavors of horror. They're all pretty short, so good for listening in short spurts while going to work or the store. The narration is done well. I enjoyed all of the stories (for the most part) but some more than others. They're all pretty short, so I don't want to go into any details (to avoid spoilers). I'll suffice it to say I liked Dark Seed of the Moon and The Eater, but I found Hearing Aid to be just ok. Anyway, as a collection, I think it's good and worth checking out.

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Enjoyable short stories.

This is my first book by this author or narrator. I really enjoyed most of the stories, my biggest complaint was I wish some were longer. I do enjoy hearing the author speak at the end of each short regarding his inspiration behind the plots. My favorites were The Eater, Harden's Tree, Hearing Aid, and Bought and Paid For. All of those could be full length in my opinion, and I know that the last story Bought and Paid For is actually in another book by another author. He explains this at the end of the tale. I would certainly listen to them again. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A nice collection of stories

This is an interesting collection of short stories, and whilst I found a number of them interesting and engaging, they didn't resonate with me the way Jeremy Robinson's full length novels do. Having said that, this collection, contains stories of varying genres that Robinson doesn't usually touch on which shows a different side to him.

At the conclusion of each story Robinson gives us some insight into how the idea came about and I found myself connecting with some of the underlying phobias myself.

Dan Delgado does a good job of the narration and kept good pace throughout.

Whilst it won't go down as my favourite Jeremy Robinson read, it is certainly worth a listen.

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Something for Everyone

I’m not normally a short story listener but enjoyed these short stories. There is sci-fi, thrillers and horror something for every listener. Not everyone was great but a few that stood out. A couple of my favorites were The Eater, Insomnia, Hearing Aid, and Harden’s Tree. I think a couple could be expanded into novels and enjoy author’s writing and also recommend his other book Alter, The Distance, Mirrorworld and Refuge Omnibus Edition. I was given this book by author and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you.

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Loved most of them

Insomnia and Seven More Short Stories.. A great collection of quirky short stories. I loved most of them.
Shorts that are ideal late night reading, entertaining,
A good introduction to Jeremy Robinson's work
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  • Mark
  • 06-09-20

The stories left me longing for more...

I love these types of short story books.

A mix of different styles of writing are usually shown off and this is no-exception. However, the best part about the book for me was the insight to the history and meaning behind the stories. The author, Jeremy Robinson, sets aside a few minutes for each story and explains his reason for writing the story and why. This alone adds to the stories for me, and something not many short story books provide.

There was a great mixture of stories and I think my favourite was Counting Sheep - it reminds me of a story once told by my teacher when I was young, but about education rather than sleep.

Then there is From Above. The attitudes of the characters were great. Having recently listened to Bobiverse, I could have really gotten into a huge novel like From Above. I really wish this one was longer.

Overall a great listen even though it’s less than 4 hours long, for short journeys in the car it’s really fun to listen to.

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  • Aaron Beardsell
  • 09-06-21

Mixed Bag with some gems

With 2 or 3 stellar stories, this collection is an easy recommend for anyone who enjoys science fiction, thrillers, or noir. Unfortunately some of the stories had weirdly weak endings, but overall the variety and quality of stories was strong.