• Sleeping with Fear

  • By: Kay Hooper
  • Narrated by: Kathy Garver
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (216 ratings)

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Sleeping with Fear

By: Kay Hooper
Narrated by: Kathy Garver
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Publisher's Summary

Riley Crane woke up fully dressed, a gun under her pillow, and covered in blood. Even more frightening, she didn't remember what happened the night before. In fact, she barely remembered the previous three weeks.

An ex-army officer, now a federal agent assigned to the Special Crimes Unit, Riley was a chameleon - a clairvoyant who could blend in with her surroundings, be anyone or anything she chose to be. The SCU's expert on the occult, she'd been sent to the beachfront cottage on Opal Island by her enigmatic chief, Noah Bishop, to investigate reports of dangerous occult activity.

But that was three weeks ago. Now she's awoken to discover that she's got a sexy new man in her life and an unreliable memory, and that the clairvoyant abilities she's always depended on to protect her are MIA. Worse yet, with SCU resources stretched thinner than ever before, Riley is alone and without backup, feeling her way through a deadly game of blindman's buff, where no one around her is quite who or what they seem. And a bizarre murder is only the first jarring reminder of how high the stakes really are.

Bishop wants Riley off the case. So does powerful local D.A. Ash Prescott. Both her old retired army buddy Gordon Skinner and Sheriff Jake Ballard believe she can catch a vicious killer. But one of these four men knows exactly what's going on in this coastal community, and that's knowledge Riley desperately needs. For what Riley can't remember is more than enough to cost her her life. This time evil isn't just closer than she thinks - it's already there.

©2006 Kay Hooper (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Bad Narrator, poor story line

I usually like all Harper's stories but this one was very weak. I also DID NOT like the narrator. I did not like her voices of the characters especially. Bad accents.
I also really did not like the addition of the music at the conclusion of some of the chapters. Very cheesy.

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Loved it

I just wish they would same narrator for all the bishop series that way frequent characters such as bishop sound the same

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Don’t buy the Audible Version of this book.

As always Kay Hooper writes a good story, however the narration was so bad I couldn’t finish the book using Audible, I used the Kindle version. Kathy Garver’s male voices sound female and were very distracting. I won’t buy another Audible that she narrates.

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The narration was the worst of all the books .

I am so dissapoimnted in the narration I could scream. the theatrical sound effects made the read like a kids book. As a fan. never allow this narrator or style of narration again..

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Performance is hard to listen to

The story may have been ok, but the reader is TERRIBLE! She is stale and makes it hard to even listen to the story. Sad to see that happen this late in a series.

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One exceptionally annoying quirk...

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sleeping with Fear?

There weren't any that I can recall. Overall, it was just an average book.

Did Kathy Garver do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

For the most part. There were several occasions that left me a little confused because I wasn't sure which male character was talking, but overall was ok.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. I didn't find it as engaging as the previous trilogy with the male narrator. Not sure if that was a result of the storyline or the telling.

Any additional comments?

The most annoying thing about the audio book is the narrator's use of A-W-O-L instead of just saying "ay-wall" like any normal person would do. It's used quite a few times throughout the book and it just makes the narration seem stilted and unnatural. It drives me crazy.

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Bad narration

I love this entire series but this narrator was terrible and the random music throughout was weird. I also would’ve like more of Bishop in the story.

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Narrator was terrible

I have bought all of the audio books in this series so far. But the narrator for this novel was actually painful to listen to. When doing the lead character’s voice , she was fine. ALL other characters sounded like she had a painful , dry, sore throat.

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I was very disappointed with this my third book. I knew the lines before the speaker.This will be the last book I purchase .

I am very disappointed in this my third book.The dialogue was so obvious I could speak it before the character.I will not be purchasing another book from this author

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horrible narration

Bad narration, not interesting. Story would have been better with no chapter music and narrator. Very disappointing.