While You Sleep

A Novel
Narrated by: Caitlin Thorburn
Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It begins, they say, with a woman screaming....

On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there. Just last year a local boy, visiting for a dare, disappeared without a trace.

For Zoe Adams, newly arrived from America, the house offers a refuge from her failing marriage. But her peaceful retreat is disrupted by strange and disturbing events: night-time intrusions, unknown voices, and a constant sense of being watched.

The locals want her to believe that these incidents are echoes of the McBrides' dark past. Zoe is convinced the danger is closer at hand and all too real - but can she uncover the truth before she is silenced?

©2019 Stephanie Merritt (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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vapid main character, cliche decisions

I struggled to finish this. The main character was annoying. The only characters I liked were the boy and the dog, the rest were stereotypical and boring. The premise was good, but completely failed in execution. Nothing scary or creepy, the more erotic scenes tended to be both boring and gratuitous.

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Fantastic

Great mystery. Some unexpected twists and turns. I read through it in a week. Awesome.

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Best narrator of all the audibles I’ve heard

Although I’m still listening to While you Sleep I need to review before I forget. I’m really enjoying this modern gothic story and although the story is really great and I’m loving it and I hope Stephanie Merritt has other novels I can read I can not praise this narrator enough. Caitlin Thorburn is the best narrator I’ve ever listened to. Her accents are so authentic I can’t tell if she’s Irish or American. She reads wonderfully and does not overact. She deserves an award for narration if there is one. I will look for other books she’s done as well.