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  • While You Sleep

  • By: Stephanie Merritt
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Thorburn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61

A pacy, chilling psychological thriller, set to reinvent the genre. 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....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dodgy Scottish Accents

  • By Katy E. Seegmiller on 24-06-18

Dreadful accents put me off this ghost story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-18

Since the story takes place in Scotland it might have been sensible to get a narrator who could manage the accents. Male characters sound particularly odd - even the English ones. It has put me off finishing the book even though I’m enjoying the story.

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