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  • The Sleep Experiment

  • An Edge-of-Your-Seat Psychological Thriller (World's Scariest Legends)
  • By: Jeremy Bates
  • Narrated by: George Ellington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • 3.4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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The Sleep Experiment

By: Jeremy Bates
Narrated by: George Ellington
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Summary

"Shocking...terrifying." (Entertainment Weekly)

From USA Today and number one Amazon best-selling author Jeremy Bates comes the second book in the all-new World's Scariest Legends series.

In 1954, at the start of the Cold War, the Soviet military offered four political prisoners their freedom if they participated in an experiment requiring them to remain awake for 14 days while under the influence of a powerful stimulant gas. The prisoners ultimately reverted to murder, self-mutilation, and madness.

None survived.

In 2018, Dr. Roy Wallis, an esteemed psychology professor at UC Berkeley, is attempting to recreate the same experiment during the summer break in a soon-to-be demolished building on campus. He and two student assistants share an eight-hour rotational schedule to observe their young Australian test subjects around the clock.

What begins innocently enough, however, morphs into a nightmare beyond description that no one could have imagined - with, perhaps, the exception of Dr. Roy Wallis himself.

©2019 Jeremy Bates (P)2021 Jeremy Bates

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awful narration

has the reader even heard an Australian accent, absolutely appealing narration I didn't get past three pages and had to read it. I want my money back.

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Terrible narration

Terrible narration and a not much better story. Definitely not for me. The accents made throughout were terrible.

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Abysmal

Absolutely terrible audio book. The narrators accents are awful, bordering on offensive. Waste of a credit.

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Hard to put down

Jeremy Bates has created a fast-paced read that will give you chills. You will strain to focus the blurred lines between what is ethical and what is not when using human test subjects for the furtherment of science. What is right and what is wrong? Where do we draw the line? I thoroughly enjoyed “The Sleep Experiment.” Any fan of horror will attest to Jeremy Bates’s ability to spin a tale that will both give you chills, and leave you wanting more.

This book is based on the horror story "The Russian Sleep Experiment" which has been around for many years. I wouldn't call this creepy like you would expect from a horror but I found it extremely fascinating and very insightful. It is full of gore and Dr. Wallis seems completely obsessed, not letting anything get in his way of completing the experiment.

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