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Don't Wake Up

Narrated by: Zara Ramm
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller with a horrifying premise and a stinging twist.

Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table. The man who stands over her isn't a doctor. The choice he forces her to make is utterly unspeakable. But when Alex re-awakens, she's unharmed - and no one believes her horrifying story.

Ostracised by her colleagues, her family and her partner, she begins to wonder if she really is losing her mind. And then she meets the next victim.

So compulsive you can't stop listening. So chilling you won't stop talking about it.

©2017 Liz Lawler (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Enjoyable

Fast pace thriller, I loved everything about this book. The narration was great with good changes of voice for each caricature.

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Best book I"ve read for ages

A thriller from beginning to end... great story and well narrated. Definitely recommend this book...

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Taylor-made Thriller

What a captivating start this book has. Imagine, being strapped to an operating table at the complete mercy of a mysterious stranger and Lawler ups the ante considerably with the ensuing interaction between captor and captive. It's an excellent premise and Lawler builds on it with a careful laying of characters and plot. Like most thrillers there is reliance on coincidence but there are also some clever touches and twists part-based on deeper medical knowledge.

At times I felt some points within the book could have taken additional text to flesh them out a little more but that's probably me being fussy because it's an exciting ride to the end. One person who wasn't hanging around is the narrator Zara Ramm who seemed to be in a touch too much of a hurry to get through the book at the start. Either I got used to her pace or she calmed down though because I felt more comfortable after a while through the book.

In short, enjoyable thriller, decent debut. Good medical knowledge added to the mix.

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Far fetched story line

This book is mostly about messing with blood and gore. A boring far fetched dragged out story line.

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Great read

Great book listened to it and really enjoyed it. Well written and well worth as read/listen.

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Loved it

Brilliant read ! Kept me guessing all the way through . Sad this has come to an end ! Best I've read in a while

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Disappointed

This book started strongly and I thought I was going to be listening to a great, gripping psychological thriller. However as the story develops it slipped into disappointing and unbelievable nonsense. How anyone could believe this woman could experience such a catalogue of dreadful things and no one would do anything about it is beyond me. Contrived nonsense created purely to set up the ridiculous, and unbelievable, twist. Glad to finish this. Have given it two stars only because the narrator was fabulous, otherwise it would get a poor one.

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was this written by a five year old?<br />

Totally unbelievable plot with 1 dimensional characters. I don't believe I will ever again read anything else from this author.

I will also check reviews from on other sites in future.

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Loved it.

I thought this book was brilliant. It kept me gripped from beginning to the end.

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don't wake up

overall a great plot and story but right near the end a flaw in the storyline disappointed me. it was only a small thing but ruined the moment

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  • Jenn
  • 11-10-17

EXCELLENT ALL AROUND

I listen to 1-3 audiobooks a week and eagerly await my pre-orders - so go I through mystery/thrillers much too quickly. That is why I was particularly pleased to find this book to be one of the better mystery/thrillers I’ve read in quite a while. The events unfold satisfyingly - nothing too subtle or too obvious, and the character development is complete and engaging. Additionally, the writing and storyline are both polished - even with the slew of new mystery/thrillers available, most are lacking and clumsy in execution. I do wish the ending was longer so we could really learn in detail how everyone got what they deserved - but it was nonetheless still satisfying. I very much look forward to more of Liz Lawler’s books. Highly recommended - the summary doesn’t do it justice, it’s absolutely worth the credit.

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  • Dana
  • 10-11-17

Darn it! I was hoping...

I really wish the big reveal was something different - more interesting! BUT, even with that, I loved the characters in this story - they each were very well developed and believable. I had a theory of what was really going on, and I was wrong. I liked my version better though haha! But seriously, it does all come together in the end. The narration was great and she distinguished between each character well. Overall a decent psychological thriller. I would definitely read more from the author :-)

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  • Luccia Gray
  • 06-02-19

Exciting Medical Thriller

I couldn't stop listening to this exciting medical thriller. Lots of action, twists and turns and surprises in the plot. It was refreshing to have a likeable main character and a very nasty villain. Great narrator.

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  • KimR
  • 18-01-18

Fast Pace Mystery Thriller

Fast pace mystery/thriller worth the credit and very good start for Author Liz Lawler. Small critic, I was looking for a little more in the character development, although the storyline interesting and creepy, I didn’t find that I “felt” much for any of the characters. I’m betting with a bit more experience the authors next book will be even better. Narration was very well done by Zara Ramm. I’ll be on the look-out for more from both! Well done!

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  • CheshireCat55
  • 13-10-17

Fizzled out

It started off very promising, but just faded into silliness. I was waiting for some kind of mind blowing twist ending that never came. I do love the narrator though, and I was never bored.