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  • Summary

  • Bedtime stories are narrated by the world’s most celebrated voices and written with no beginning, middle, or end so you don’t stay up to hear what happens next. They're interesting enough to give your mind something to focus on, but delivered in a way that encourages sleep.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. When you add Bedtime Stories from Audible Sleep to your library, you'll receive all previous episodes and will continue to receive new ones as they're released.

    ©2020 Audible, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
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Episodes
  • Pumpkin Stew

    May 22 2020
    Experience the smells, sounds, textures, signs, and tastes of the kitchen as a daughter lovingly prepares squash stew for her family on a brisk fall day.
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    37 mins
  • Micromegas

    May 22 2020
    If we were as tiny as ants to another being, what would they make of our philosophies? The great satirist Voltaire imagines alien visitors who have opinions.
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    59 mins
  • Quilt Collecting

    May 22 2020
    Lose yourself in the descriptions of pattern, texture, and color of fabric while hunting for antique quilts at yard sales, junk shops, and country stores.
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    1 hr

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Not what I was expecting

The Audible blurb describes these as stories with no beginning, middle or end. I couldn’t understand this concept so downloaded them out of curiosity. In fact they are not stories so much as short lectures or chats, on topics ranging from the mundane (quilt-collecting, cooking and baseball) to the esoteric (philosophy and mathematics).

The blurb also says that these ‘stories’ are ‘narrated by the world’s most celebrated voices’, so I was expecting to hear from familiar actors, presenters or voice artists. This can be really helpful as a familiar voice is more soothing when you’re trying to get to sleep. However, so far the only reader familiar to me has been Tony Shalhoub. He does have a great voice and I was asleep before he got halfway through his talk on the history of maths!

So although these stories are not what I was expecting, I think most listeners will find something here to interest them and to help them sleep. And they’re free, so what have you got to lose?

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Just as I'd hoped

Exactly the right mix, distracts the mind just enough to relax without getting caught up

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Fantastic

The pumpkin stew is my absolute favourite! I wish their was a whole collection like pumpkin stew.. dedicated to cookery.. Talking you through recipes, the smells, the preparation, even the little splashes of sauce! Genuis

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it works.

The idea is to drone you to sleep with boredom-
whilst maybe learning some small useless facts

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kept awake

I should have known better unfortunatelygive me a crime thriller I really want to hear, I relax and sleep within minutes. these boring stories however keep me wide awake. dont know why that would be maybe boring does not relax me

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The best sleep.

This is the best sleep story I've found. Relaxing voice tone, not a topic I'm into, interesting but not too interesting which is what you want when trying to sleep. I slept so well. I woke once and even though the story had ended o could here the voice in my head and I dropped off again.

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Simply awesome

I especially like the mathematics and the Escoffier ones, I nodd off almost at once. My only problem is that the sleep mode function doesn't seem to be working properly for me - especially if I set the timer. I fell asleep to the Escoffier one (I think I might be able to make proper broth now) and a friend told me that despite the timer it had continued to the Pumpkin stew one. Apperantly it made her even more hungry after a night out...

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Not a fan

Personal preference, but not a fan of American narration so no good for helping me sleep

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A miracle

I downloaded these FREE stories in sherr desperation. Having suffered sleepless nights, desturbed sleep & not be abke to go to sleep, for years. Having tried every herbal tea, herbal remedy on the market, I was at my witts end.
Believing a good nights sleep was one of those illusive things one can only wish for, like winning the lottery or meeting God.
These stories work. I have been listening to 'Pumpkin Stew' for a week and have slept every night. I am asleep within ten minutes, have no idea if the stew gets cooked. I am amazed. I am happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you a thousand times.

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Very poor

Poorly written - overblown, shmalzy, clumsily worded.
Nothing happens! pointless.

I have to write 15 words?!

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