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SLEEP OVER An Oral History of the Apocalypse

by | Read by Justine Eyre, Saskia Maarleveld, Tim Campbell, Alana Kerr Collins, P. J. Ochlan, Adenrele Ojo, Neil Shah, Susan Ericksen, Prentice Onayemi, Andrea Emmes, Braden Wright

Science Fiction • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Insomnia brings on the apocalypse, here revealed through a progression of intimate, personal stories. With varying success, 11 narrators present the voices of different characters from around the globe. While some of the accent work approaches caricature, generally they add an element of context that is often difficult to pick out as the main plot lurches forward. With few exceptions, the actors engage well with the emotional undercurrents of each vignette, though a couple toneless sections stand out awkwardly, and one story seems to have ignored gender clues in the text and is miscast. Overall, these small problems don't distract the listener from this interesting exploration of the physical, social, and environmental toll inflicted by a plague of sleeplessness. D.L.Y. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2018]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2018

CD ISBN 978-1-5436-5520-9 $19.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-5436-5519-3 $14.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-5436-5518-6 $14.99

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