We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
The Dead Won't Sleep Audiobook

The Dead Won't Sleep: Rosie Gilmour, Book 1

Regular Price:£19.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

A decomposed body washes up on a beach near Glasgow. The victim, Tracy Eadie. Junkie. Prostitute. Fourteen years old.

Rosie Gilmour, tabloid journalist and crusader for justice, receives evidence linking police officials with Tracy's disappearance. Digging deeper, Rosie uncovers a sickening network of corruption and abuse, leading back to the very top of the establishment. And to powerful figures who want their secrets kept hidden.

Rosie has found the story of a lifetime. Yet living to tell it will be her greatest challenge.

©2011 Anna Smith (P)2013 WF Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Strongly plotted, written in plain, punchy language, and very good on the tensions and divided loyalties between the establishment and the fourth estate." (Guardian)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (338 )
5 star
 (159)
4 star
 (120)
3 star
 (43)
2 star
 (10)
1 star
 (6)
Overall
4.2 (314 )
5 star
 (149)
4 star
 (106)
3 star
 (46)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.5 (316 )
5 star
 (186)
4 star
 (100)
3 star
 (25)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    nina CHEDDAR, United Kingdom 03/11/2013
    nina CHEDDAR, United Kingdom 03/11/2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story!"
    Would you listen to The Dead Won't Sleep again? Why?

    This is a very interesting book. Wasn't sure initially, just needed something to listen to on the train journey to London... well, this is the best book I have ever listened to. Very well narrated, fast moving, couldn't put it down. Try it if you like a bit of real life crime story. Don't be put off by only two reviews...


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was real.


    What about Sarah Barron’s performance did you like?

    Really great!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, children's story.


    Any additional comments?

    Really recommend it.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bookie UK 24/05/2014
    Bookie UK 24/05/2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    81
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    104
    74
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Glasgow's underbelly exposed"
    What made the experience of listening to The Dead Won't Sleep the most enjoyable?

    Excellent narration, great accent, strong plot


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rosie, flawed but plausible.


    Have you listened to any of Sarah Barron’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No, but on the basis of this, I'd listen again.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The final pages were a cliffhanger...


    Any additional comments?


    This story packs a powerful punch with a very strong plot involving prostitutes, junkies, murder, police corruption, a paedophile ring at the home of a Judge, gutter press journalism and the Glasgow underworld. Despite the scope, the plotting is both taught and credible throughout and it's rich in character.

    The opening pages set the scene well with a death and disposal of the corpse overboard at sea. The first shock is the revelation as to who's involved. The story follows a headstrong investigative reporter, Rosie. Keen to expose corruption and totally involved in her journalist lifestyle, she's a likeable and well rounded character. She carries a personal burden and along the way, the nature of her difficult past are revealed through a liaison with another troubled individual. All the core central characters have a real feel to them. In particular, the dialogue really hits the spot. The language used changes according to character, so whether it's a child, DCI or Editor, it sounds exactly right.

    Great plot, strong characters and fast paced from start to finish. I was totally drawn in to an exciting exposé of dirty dealing in Glasgow's underbelly and the machinations of the press. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ali oxfordshire 24/03/2014
    Ali oxfordshire 24/03/2014 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    46
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A gripping listen i just couldn't switch it off!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book and will definitely be listening to her other books. The narrating was superb and took you right in to the story. I was gripped from listening to the sample and had to find out what happened. I love the character of Rosie and the other characters in the book. The narrators voice fitted the story perfectly.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Saffy 23/09/2013
    Saffy 23/09/2013

    Audible addict.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    919
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    623
    175
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    275
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Outstanding narration"

    I really enjoyed this, the first in the Rosie Gilmour series and found it a very compelling listen. Although it is not really a 'whodunnit' , the plot drew me in and I found the character of Rosie extremely likeable. However, the narrator is really the star of this audiobook. Her voice really draws you into the story and she differentiates between all the different characters superbly. I'll definitely be listening to more in this series.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Stuart 23/07/2015
    Stuart 23/07/2015 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great read"
    Would you listen to The Dead Won't Sleep again? Why?

    In the future it is a book that I could come back to again. Most enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    2 plots in 1


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I'd had the time, would have read the whole book in one.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Hazel 09/04/2015
    Hazel 09/04/2015 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyable listen"

    Narrator good, a little under stated for the action in progress. Accents for the various characters excellent. Intriguing story, though somewhat disappointing conclusion for me, can't explain it would give away too much!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    joan hayes 03/04/2015
    joan hayes 03/04/2015 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Brilliant"

    Yes very enjoyable,Il listen to more of her adventures,also the narrator brought the book to life very well read.
    Joan hayes

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Budgieboy 04/02/2015
    Budgieboy 04/02/2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Had me hooked right from prologue"

    listened to it from start to finish in one mamoth session. Thoroughly enjoyed the story. suspenseful and pace was good. Narration excellent

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andy Russell New Pitsligo 02/04/2016
    Andy Russell New Pitsligo 02/04/2016 Member Since 2016

    Listening to audible while walking the dogs is one of life's true pleasures.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    25
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    40
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Meh"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I'm not sure I could recommend this. It's ok , it's nothing at all special.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was wrapped up ok but not very cleverly and wasn't terribly believable.


    What does Sarah Barron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The performance was the best thing about it, the lovely Scottish accents portrayed were fantastic.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    If it was a rainy Sunday and I had a free ticket.


    Any additional comments?

    I believe this is the first of a series of Rosie Gilmore books but I won't be picking up another, I don't really like her very much. There's sooooo much back story in this book it was starting to drive me crazy. She has personality transplants throughout the book either caring too much or leaving the same people needlessly in peril. I was fairly glad when it eneded. A very 'yeah, guess it was ok' novel.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christine 23/04/2014
    Christine 23/04/2014 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    42
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, good listen at times of stress


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Very good average, only problems with some other character voices


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending, Excellant


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.