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  • Henry Bins, Books 1-5
  • By: Nick Pirog
  • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (5,758 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Henry Bins is only awake one hour a day.  

Can you imagine only being awake for one hour each day? Can you imagine having to cram your entire existence into sixty measly minutes? Two minutes to shower. Three minutes to eat. Five minutes to watch TV. And in that 3600 seconds you have awake, imagine that you have to figure out: 

  • Who murdered the woman across the street? (You suspect it was the President of the United States, but can you prove it?) 
  • Why did your mom abandoned you when you were six years old? (Was it because she worked for the CIA? Or was it because of your condition?) 
  • What caused your strange condition where you wake up at exactly 3:00 a.m. then fall asleep exactly an hour later, then sleep for twenty-three hours? (Were you experimented on? If so, by who?) 
  • And most importantly, what is Project Sandman? 

Welcome to Henry Bins’s life. 

©2016 Nick Pirog (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Always entertaining

After listening to a rash of formula mystery fiction, this was a breath of fresh air. Well written and great narration.

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Creative fiction! Fun fiction!

The two words that best describes this series of five short novels are EXTREMELY WEIRD. Protagonist Henry Bins has Henry Bins disease which means he is awake for only one hour daily from 3 AM until 4 AM. I suspect the genre that best fits the series is humor, but a case can be made for political thriller. The author deserves 5 stars on creativity alone. In any case I recommend the series. Narration by Jamie Renell is extraordinarily good.

Author Nick Pirog is a very accomplished author of mystery/thriller fiction. His Thomas Prescott series is outstanding.

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  • 11-06-19

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I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed all 5 of the am books. The humour mix with crime mystery is awsome! Hope more books from this author is on the way.

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Fun!

Left me wanting more, more, more. What's going to happen to Henry Bins dad? Will Henry's condition continue forever?

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great series

Loved the entire series! The story starts out great and ends great...very suspenseful through every hour

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One of the best

One of my favorite book series ever. Definitely will listen again soon. Couldn't recommend enough.

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Meeooow meoow meeooow

By book 2, I couldn't listen to the narrator meowing anymore. Seems like a silly reason to hate an audiobook, but I found it infuriating. It's like whatever the opposite of ASMR is.

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Great story but needs some research on some parts

I really enjoy Nick Pirog’s stories. Very enjoyable and fun. However, there are quite a few scenes where incredibly unrealistic things occur. Case in point - a car that has WiFi when all the cell towers are down or a nail gun that shoots nails through the air both straight and with enough force to stick a bad guy. Especially when there is no air tank involved. Just saying...

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Great book

Glad they had all theses books together. Hopefully more are to come and this not the end of the story.

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Finished with a bang...

Certainly looking forward to the next installment. Really great series. Narration was terrific and the storyline is just crazy enough to be interesting.

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  • Stewart Webb
  • 03-08-21

Boring

Never got to finish this book. The only good thing about it is the narrator. Managed to get two thirds through , then thought why am I bothering? The story is farcical to say the least. I'm not going to try and describe the story. couldn't find one. Mostly about government torture camps in the USA. Don't waste a credit on this.

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  • Sally R
  • 12-17-20

I loved this!

I'm glad I bought the entire series in one go as I couldn't stop listening. How Henry communicated with his cat is brilliant. The cat (Lassie) is a huge character and helps solve the puzzles along with Henry. If anyone can explain what happened at the end with Richard I'd be grateful as I clearly missed something key and don't understand what the outcome means. either way loved it.

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  • Monica Jackson-O'Neill
  • 11-25-22

Purrfect!

What a fantastic series, and Lassie is the cherry on the proverbial! Kept me at the edge of my seat, and falling of it with laughter..totally recommend if you want an epic story line, with a bit of everything!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-25-22

It was free

Do you want a story that isn’t sensible, realistic or even possible?…then this is the series for you. Go with the flow, as the narrator does his best with the material. It’s mildly amusing but not for anyone wanting a serious listen.

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  • S Jones
  • 11-12-22

Loved this series

love the way Henry talks to his cat and his dad's dog. very well written

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  • Rosaleen
  • 11-07-22

Crazy but fun

Nick is a great writer - I had to suspend disbelief so many times but somehow the story worked. Lassie is unlike ANY cat I have ever met and (speaking as a Neuropsychologist) I can guarantee that TMS will never work in the way Nick suggests. But it was a fun, light, free ride — and I can’t wait for the sequel. Heck, I’d even pay!!

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  • Shirley
  • 10-30-22

Brilliant but the end leaves you hanging.

This series needs another book, it's great but leaves you hanging. Frustrating, please let us know what happens.

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  • janice
  • 10-12-22

Bonkers but great

Didn't think I would enjoy these novels but once you accept the 1 hour premise it works. Good plots interesting characters genuine suspense and lots of humour. Nick Pirog has a highly creative mind and this jumps beyond the standard whodunnit/crime novel. Great narration too. Hope he publishes another book soon!

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  • Laura L
  • 09-06-22

loved this series

loved this series, the animals are a great addition to the story line. Fab

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  • susan long
  • 08-17-22

Best audio for a long time.

Absolutely loved these books. A very novel novel! The animal characters were brilliant. More, please .

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  • Happy chef
  • 10-01-22

Refreshing storyline

So nice to have a storyline that has interesting differences. The family dynamic is enjoyable,the ongoing back story is another level of interest then you have the main story of each episode. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-23-22

Outstanding!

I loved this series! Everything about it! The crazy idea of being awake one hour a day, the twists, the cleverness- just outstanding!

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  • Cheryl
  • 05-15-22

what to do in an hour

Great story line, and motivation to get things done - I have no excuses! really enjoyed the storiies and the animals. Waiting for #6 to come out. Hopefully not long to wait now

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  • Kirsten Anstey
  • 05-03-22

Great storytelling

Each of the shorter books fills out a fun and interesting tale with a man who can only be awake for 1 hour a day... Good listening

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  • Rebecca W
  • 04-20-22

it's the cat for me

a very unique point of view for a main protagonist. certainly one I've never encountered before but it works. Henry is a loveable character. I especially love the detailed and lengthy conversations held with the cat. many pet owners have this type of interaction and i loved to see this reprinted in the story...

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  • Styx
  • 02-13-22

awesome 👍

Digging the whole concept of a 1 hour day and a cat as a important character.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-30-21

Please don't meow again

thoroughly enjoyed the story and narration, aside from the in depth conversations with the cat. pointless, and the meowing was so annoying. I did make it through though. Just. I'm glad i didn't give up, but i came close multiple times.

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  • Kimberley
  • 12-14-21

Great narration!!

Absolutely loved this!!!! The narrator was perfect and it was a story with a difference which made for a nice change.