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The Dreamers

Narrated by: Erin Hunter
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Summary

The eagerly awaited new novel from the author of The Age of Miracles.

Imagine a world where sleep could trap you for days, for weeks, months.... A world where you could even die of sleep rather than in your sleep.

Karen Thompson Walker's second novel is stunning, the story of a Californian town's epidemic of perpetual sleep.

©2019 Karen Thompson Walker (P)2019 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"The Dreamers is harrowing, riveting, profoundly moving, and beautifully written. In a word, this book is stunning." (Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven)

"A modern Midsummer Night’s Dream...In this wonderful novel, Walker paints a haunting canvas exploring time, memory, consciousness, and youth." (Marisha Pessl, author of Night Film)

"Frighteningly powerful, beautiful, and uncanny, The Dreamers is a love story and also a horror story - a symphonic achievement, alternating intimate moments with a panoramic capture of a crisis in progress." (Karen Russell, author of Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories

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Weak story with no action

A weak, uneventful story with no action or conclusion.. waited for something to happen but it never did - just the same occurrence in different towns

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  • 16-06-19

Dreadful. Don’t waste a credit.

Tedious. I kept hoping it would get better but it didn’t. No idea why it was so popular.