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  • The Sleeper Lies

  • By: Andrea Mara
  • Narrated by: Sarah Brady
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Summary

One window, three lies...

I step forward, breathing fast. Movement. I force myself to take another step. I think about all of it - all of the deaths and all of the accidents and all of the pain. And I know what I need to do.

One window...

It’s March 2018, and the country is covered in snow. Roads are impassable, shops are running out of food, and official advice is to stay indoors. Marianne lives on her own and works from home, so this isn’t a problem. Until she wakes one morning in her house in the middle of nowhere and finds footprints trailing all across her garden.

Half-asleep, she is at first curious. Then she realizes the footprints stop at her bedroom window, and curiosity gives way to unease. Who was looking in at her while she was asleep?

Three lies...

As the big freeze worsens and the stalker begins to leave disturbing mementos, Marianne’s thoughts go back two decades to the schoolyard outburst that tore her childhood apart. Old feuds resurface, and the mystery of her mother’s death is pulled back into focus.

Marianne begins to see patterns - is there a link between her stalker and the true crime story she’s been obsessively researching, or does the answer lie closer to home?

24 days...

In the end, 24 days is all it takes for everything to come crashing down.

©2020 Poolbeg Press (P)2020 Poolbeg Press

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Great book but unfortunately on so many occasions I wanted to stop listening due to the narrator.. especially the accents!!

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Had to give up...

It might just be me but I really couldn't get along with the narrator's voice and had to give up after a few sittings, an hour or so in.

(Just listen to the sample though as you will get a good feel for the voice - you might love it!)

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Clever ending but irritating narration

I found the book slow and unbelievable initially and almost stopped reading it. I’d added the audible version because I like to swap between reading and listening. I found the audible version very poor. The narrator’s voice was not to my taste, particularly the American accent, so I stopped listening.
The plot suddenly improves about 75% of the way through the book and the end is clever.

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long drawn out, found this book tedious and boring, almost as if author was dragging it out just to fill pages did not enjoy.

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  • Clare Bright
  • 15-09-20

Exciting and original, hard to put down

I really enjoyed this listen and recommend it. Great story well narrated, lots of interesting twists.

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  • KATHY SONNIER
  • 25-08-20

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Wanted to put no stars for narration. Awfully irritating. Only got through 3 chapters, bad.

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  • Mark D
  • 09-08-20

Good Story, Awful Narrator

The story itself isn't too bad. The narrator's accents are the worst. Never heard anyone from New Jersey sound like that. The Dutch accent was even worse.