The Sleepwalker

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 542 ratings

The Premonition Publisher's Summary

This mesmerizing original short story - a prequel to The Sleepwalker - from Chris Bohjalian, best-selling author of The Sandcastle Girls and The Guest Room, tells the tale of one strange summer when a pair of horses die, an odd boy moves to a small Vermont town, and a woman rises from her bed and disappears into the night.

Lianna Ahlberg is 17 when a thunderstorm snaps a power line to the earth, electrifying the ground, the rain spreading the current like wildfire across the wet grass. Two horses are killed in the nearby field, unnerving the neighbors, upsetting the peculiar boy who has just moved in, and filling Lianna with a deep and abiding sense of dread. This is not the first unusual thing to happen that summer - a summer when Lianna's mother begins to sleepwalk in the smallest hours of morning - and it will not be the last.

©2016 Chris Bohjalian (P)2016 Random House Audio
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  • Book .5

    • The Premonition

    • A Short Story Prequel to The Sleepwalker
    • By: Chris Bohjalian
    • Narrated by: Cady McClain
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Lianna Ahlberg is 17 when a thunderstorm snaps a power line to the earth, electrifying the ground, the rain spreading the current like wildfire across the wet grass. Two horses are killed in the nearby field, unnerving the neighbors, upsetting the peculiar boy who has just moved in, and filling Lianna with a deep and abiding sense of dread. This is not the first unusual thing to happen that summer - a summer when Lianna's mother begins to sleepwalk in the smallest hours of morning - and it will not be the last.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration....

    • By kelly m. leach on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $2.79

  • Book 1

    • The Sleepwalker

    • A Novel
    • By: Chris Bohjalian
    • Narrated by: Cady McClain, Grace Experience
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 478
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 441
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 440

    When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River Bridge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narration

    • By Janet on 01-12-17

    Regular price: $24.50