NOD

  • by Adrian Barnes
  • Narrated by Tim Beckman
  • 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award.
Dawn breaks over Vancouver and no-one has slept the night before, or almost no one. A few people, perhaps one in ten thousand can still sleep, and they've all shared the same strange, golden dream. A handful of children still sleep as well, but what they're dreaming remains a mystery.
After six days of absolute sleep deprivation, psychosis will set in. After four weeks, the body will die. In the interim, panic ensues and a bizarre new world arises in which those previously on the fringes of society take the lead. One couple experience a lifetime in a week as he continues to sleep, she begins to disintegrate before him, and the new world swallows the old one whole...NOD.

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Excellent story and good performance

The performance was almost perfect. The tone is a little bland, but he's consistent, and diverse in his characters. The story was excellent and didn't waste any time getting to the point. The only thing that I didn't like was the narrow focus of the story, considering the scope of the issue. There was much more story to tell, and at the end you are left wanting more of it. I would definitely like to see more stories based in this world.
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- Anthony B.

I wanted to like it

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I saw this at Barnes and Noble and as someone who has insomnia, I was intrigued. I read the first chapter there, then decided to get it on Audible since I commute on Fridays and Mondays about 3 hours and would give me something to listen to.

I don't like the narrator's voice at all. It annoyed me. I also did not really like the story. I felt like there could have been so much more done with this book. I stopped at Chapter 8. There was still almost 4 hours left of the book and I don't think I'll be finishing it. The other reviews praised this book, but I found it boring.


If you’ve listened to books by Adrian Barnes before, how does this one compare?

No


How did the narrator detract from the book?

I did not like it at all.


Could you see NOD being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.


Any additional comments?

I just wish it had been better. I love stories of this genre and this was definitely not worth it for me.

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- Christine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios