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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (121 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Tremblay Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9781482979343
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Mark Genevich is stuck in a rut: his narcolepsy isn’t improving, his private-detective business is barely scraping by, and his landlord mother is forcing him to attend group therapy sessions. Desperate for companionship, Mark goes on a two-day bender with a new acquaintance, Gus, who is slick and charismatic—and someone Mark knows very little about. When Gus asks Mark to protect a friend who is being stalked, Mark inexplicably finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation and soon becomes the target of the police, a sue-happy lawyer, and a violent local bouncer. Will Mark learn to trust himself in time to solve the crime—and in time to escape with his life?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Paul Tremblay somehow manages to channel Franz Kafka, write like Raymond Chandler, and whip up a completely original, utterly whack-a-doodle reinvention of the detective novel. This book rocks.”

    Mark Haskell Smith, author of Heart of Dankness

  • “This is a novel filled with black humor but an even blacker subtext that makes the reader question the nature of reality and self; heady stuff for a crime novel, for sure, but Paul Tremblay is a fearless writer, and No Sleep till Wonderland is positively magnetic fiction.”

    Tod Goldberg, author of Other Resort Cities

  • “The plot twists satisfy more than surprise, but the clever writing will keep readers turning the pages.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Snappy prose, a brilliantly original detective, and a cast of sharply drawn lowlifes—Paul Tremblay mixes it up with style. In the end, No Sleep till Wonderland is much more than just a crime book—it’s all about the narrator’s unique take on the world. Thoroughly recommended.”

    Simon Lewis, author of Bad Traffic

  • “Tremblay’s voice is one of the most original in hardboiled PI fiction, and he has definitely breathed new life into the genre. This is great stuff, and I can’t recommend it strongly enough. Nobody right now is writing more original or better PI novels than Tremblay.”

    Dave Zeltserman, author of Pariah

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Binkley | 8/5/2013

    " Really good. Like a narcoleptic Memento. You get the feeling you are sharing his symptoms. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heyhansen | 6/25/2013

    " A little rougher than the first one I thought, seemed like the balance between being "serious" and keeping the character like-able wasn't kept as well. Maybe that was intentional, but the outcome for me was I just wasn't as invested in the character. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lulu McGee | 3/28/2013

    " Crappy book. Don't waste your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 1/23/2013

    " I enjoyed this a lot, although it's not as startling as the first volume (often a problem with sequels to strong novels). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 2/26/2012

    " A detective story that is the perfect cross between Kafka and Chandler. Crazy, scary, and flat out fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/25/2011

    " Interesting detective story, not usually my thing but I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 6/21/2011

    " Blows up the classic noir style like a balloon - right to the point of popping. Heavy on the metaphor, like the big guy you don't want to tussle with sitting on your legs for 200 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Buck Swindle | 4/3/2011

    " No sophomore slump here. Better than the first one. I love his writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 3/13/2011

    " I really enjoy the main character - a narcoleptic private investigator from South Boston. The local references were great and the dialogue was pitch perfect. I liked this better than the first one - in his first book the narcolepsy was almost too dominant, here it was blended in much more smoothly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 2/8/2011

    " Really good. Like a narcoleptic Memento. You get the feeling you are sharing his symptoms. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 10/1/2010

    " Interesting detective story, not usually my thing but I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Buck | 9/30/2010

    " No sophomore slump here. Better than the first one. I love his writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 5/10/2010

    " I enjoyed this a lot, although it's not as startling as the first volume (often a problem with sequels to strong novels). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lulu | 5/4/2010

    " Crappy book. Don't waste your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heyhansen | 4/17/2010

    " A little rougher than the first one I thought, seemed like the balance between being "serious" and keeping the character like-able wasn't kept as well. Maybe that was intentional, but the outcome for me was I just wasn't as invested in the character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 9/27/2009

    " A detective story that is the perfect cross between Kafka and Chandler. Crazy, scary, and flat out fun. "

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About the Author
Author Paul Tremblay

Paul Tremblay is a multiple Bram Stoker Award finalist and author of the crime novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep till Wonderland. He is currently the president of the board of directors of the Shirley Jackson Awards, and his essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and numerous anthologies.

About the Narrator

Stephen R. Thorne, eleven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration, is a professional actor and member of the resident acting company at Providence’s esteemed Trinity Repertory Company, where he has played Hamlet, Henry V, and Tom Joad.