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Publisher's Summary

"Shocking...terrifying." (Entertainment Weekly)

From USA Today and number one Amazon best-selling author Jeremy Bates comes the second book in the all-new World's Scariest Legends series.

In 1954, at the start of the Cold War, the Soviet military offered four political prisoners their freedom if they participated in an experiment requiring them to remain awake for 14 days while under the influence of a powerful stimulant gas. The prisoners ultimately reverted to murder, self-mutilation, and madness.

None survived.

In 2018, Dr. Roy Wallis, an esteemed psychology professor at UC Berkeley, is attempting to recreate the same experiment during the summer break in a soon-to-be demolished building on campus. He and two student assistants share an eight-hour rotational schedule to observe their young Australian test subjects around the clock.

What begins innocently enough, however, morphs into a nightmare beyond description that no one could have imagined - with, perhaps, the exception of Dr. Roy Wallis himself.

©2019 Jeremy Bates (P)2021 Jeremy Bates

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OMG, OMG, OMG… What a story!

When I first bought this book I thought it would be the Russian sleep experiment in a longer version, but no this is about a doctor royale us who want to take a sleep experiment of a zone not on similar to those of the Russians. With the exception Dr. Wallace gets two volunteers they are Australians on a holiday in California and he has two assistant Penny a Korean student who was very very flirty with him and guru an Indian student who is so very likable and looks up to Dr. Wallace. The experiment is set to go on for three weeks, that is until the volunteers first stop eating then they start this maniacal laughter and this is just the beginning before it spirals into chaos. Even though Dr. Wallace knew it wouldn’t go the way the others thought it would he never saw this coming, and despite the changes and new obstacles in his way he is going to finish the experiment even if he has the murder to do it! This book was so good and I couldn’t believe that George Ellington is the same narrator that did the Sentinel, the Lumbermill and storm the castle. When I saw the books on the right and review page and seen it was the same guy I was blown away. Not only does he do the different voices he even has conversations where one person is angry and the other is being optimistic and it all sounds believable having said that he made the sleep experiment which one awards that much better. I loved it and highly recommend it it is so freaking good!

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Loved it

Scared me with what is possible when a megalomaniac, narcissist individual is able to take their sick dreams and make them a reality.
Fantastic narration. Will be looking for other audio books that George Ellington narrates.

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Fast & Terrifying Ride

A narcissist Professor performs a sleep experiment on two young people. Keeping them awake for over two weeks, things go from bizarre to sheer terror.

This was an excellent read. The character development was on point and story interesting. I’m seeing other reviewers complaining about “stereotypes”, however stereotypes are there for a reason and display how we’re all different and interesting. I enjoyed all of the characters.

This was a very dark and disturbing read. Visceral violence, sex, madness and a nice surprise at the end. I would read this again.

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An Interesting Adventure where Science is KING

I appreciate this book for following the protocol of classic literary material which is to REVEAL all TRUTHS no matter how terrifying! This story leads the reader into the darkest spaces of human network and blankets it over all of humanity. Best of all it makes you think and wonder but never tempts you past your own limitations. Brilliant story and awesome narration!

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gripping horror after the first couple hours

if you liked the Russian sleep experiment this is like that but souped-up x 10 it was actually a really good listen

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Engaging

The storytelling kept you guessing. usually with stories like these it's fairly predictable after listening to the 100th one, but after hearing this one... its another welcomed twist. The Author and Narrator were great, and it is a story I will not forget

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Jeremy Bates is a fantastic author.

I love how detailed is the story was and the narrator did pretty good. the details of the story really brought it to life. although there was some very suspenseful moments the book just didn't draw me in as much as I'd hoped it to. I still would recommend the right though.

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Creepy

It’s an extremely twisted book! Pretty graphic and not for the faint of heart! Highly recommend!

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Your live in the sleep lab - realistically amazing

You felt like you were in the sleep lab along side Dr. Wallis. It keeps you hanging on every word. I didn't want to stop listening and reading!.

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I enjoyed the narrator but the overall story was weak. I did manage to make it to the end only because I spent a credit for it.

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  • Robert hughes
  • 06-15-21

Hard to put down

Jeremy Bates has created a fast-paced read that will give you chills. You will strain to focus the blurred lines between what is ethical and what is not when using human test subjects for the furtherment of science. What is right and what is wrong? Where do we draw the line? I thoroughly enjoyed “The Sleep Experiment.” Any fan of horror will attest to Jeremy Bates’s ability to spin a tale that will both give you chills, and leave you wanting more.

This book is based on the horror story "The Russian Sleep Experiment" which has been around for many years. I wouldn't call this creepy like you would expect from a horror but I found it extremely fascinating and very insightful. It is full of gore and Dr. Wallis seems completely obsessed, not letting anything get in his way of completing the experiment.

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  • Kitty
  • 04-21-22

Ruined by heinous narration.

Grating and borderline racist narration. If you can't do an accent, don't do an accent.
Maybe the book is good, I don't know. I couldn't get past the truly awful depictions of 4 out of 5 of the characters. The Korean and Indian "accents" truly came across as racist caricatures and as an Australian the "Australian Accent" made me want to vomit. Adding to the grating nature they weren't even consistent accents, sometimes the Korean sounded Scottish and the Australians sounded like a Liverpudlian caricature.
When it wasn't an awful accent the narration was soulless and bland.
I would sooner listen to an orchestra of nails on a chalkboard than listen to a second more of this audiobook. I tried, I really did. An hour in I stopped to google "how to return an Audible book".
I'll read the book and give it another short but I'm blacklisting George Ellington. Never again.

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  • Stephen
  • 09-06-21

Sleep never again…

I got so into this story and to say it completely grossed me out, was an understatement:)
Loved it

Bring more of this on.

Steve.