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  • Ten Stories to Help You Relax at Night and Encourage Better Sleep
  • By: Penguin
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Penguin Sleep Tales

By: Penguin
Narrated by: Sally Scott
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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.   

How often do you think about your bedtime routine?   

Almost half of people in Britain say they're kept awake at night due to worry and stress - so making time to switch off in the hour before bed is more important than ever.   

Penguin Sleep Tales are 10 specially designed descriptive audio tales to help you wind down and relax before you drift off.  

Developed with The Sleep Council, each track will transport you to a different location, encouraging you to visualise calming settings and landscapes to ease away the day's anxiety or worry and get you in the right frame of mind for sleep.  

Lie in a hammock on a tropical beach, relax by a campfire or shelter from a distant thunderstorm. These mindful tales are read slowly and soothingly, accompanied by relaxing sounds of nature.

One has been specially designed to appeal to those with auto sensory meridian response (ASMR), a physical reaction to sound which can be particularly relaxing.  

Create a focused, peaceful environment so you can get a deep, natural night's sleep and wake up refreshed in the morning. The perfect de-stressor after a long day.  

Penguin Sleep Tales are designed exclusively for audiobook apps. Clearly labelled for easy navigation, each track is 15 minutes long, so you can put your sleep timer on for any duration with no need to return to the screen. So dim the lights, and get ready for a good night's rest.   

Includes 10 relaxing tales: 'Wakarango Mai', 'Hammock on a Distant Shore', 'The Purring Temple', 'Pegasus in the Night Sky', 'Dancing Flames', 'A Bothy in a Storm', 'The Warm Smell of Hay', 'Travel on the Overnight Train', 'The Magic Bookshop' (ASMR story) and 'Yara's Song' (inspired by the Brazilian folk tale 'The Story of Yara').   

The Sleep Council offered information and advice around the development of this product. Search for 'Ladybird Sleepy Tales' and 'Puffin Sleepy Tales' to see our collections for children.

©2019 Penguin Audio (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Actually works.

Apparently I've listened to the whole thing 10 times, but I don't know what the story is as I'm fast asleep in minutes.

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Dulcet tones of narrator

Nice boring stories. Fell asleep quickly. Would like another audio book of short bedtime stories with same narrator please.

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Insomnia Saver

I love this audiobook for when my anxiety affects my sleep. No matter how stressed out I am, I'm out within a chapter. Amazing, love it.

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Kept me awake

Not for me unfortunately, although the stories are nicely-read the background noises in some of them are distracting and too loud, I kept wondering what was going on.. Also there isn’t a huge amount of preparation getting you settled for sleep, or cuing you up for sleep, they’re just reading a story. Overall not a win for me.

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so relaxing

really loves these sleep stories. they make me feel so cozy and I always drift off immediately.

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Perfect narration

Perfect narration. So relaxing to listen to. Put me to sleep in no time.

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  • Bec
  • 30-09-2021

Stories are Lovely

The stories are Lovely, and the voice is very soothing and calming...but there are huge gaps between dialogue. At the end of the gap the dialogue starts up again abruptly and I find it keeps waking me just as I'm drifting off.

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I want more of these stories

My only complaint is that I want more!
They're so relaxing and calming. The narrator's voice and additional sound effects adds to the atmosphere. I love listening to these and imagining along with the story. Always puts me right to sleep.

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  • Mrs grumpy
  • 22-12-2019

So chilled out

Love the woman s voice so soft and she doesn't rush the story .I listen to this when I need to call a sleep you can visualise you are there with the light sounds in the back ground i use this again and again .Will look out for more of these light story's

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  • Alex
  • 05-05-2021

the best of these I have found.

lovely voice to listen to. nice chilled stories without being too absorbing. I live this and I have found the right audio hard to find.
I am just on 5th run through of this . defo worth it.
(ont downside is it has no effect on my wife's snoring 🙃)

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  • Rosajo
  • 09-05-2021

Brilliantly read

These 15 min tales are fantastic. They are read in a beautiful way and each one is 15 mins. I'm normally asleep by the end of 1. Soothing, calming, imaginative,.... What's not to love.
Asmr in storytelling

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  • Sarah
  • 08-05-2021

loved it

listen to it every night, really struggle to sleep but the stories are excellent don't have any trouble now, listen to it over and over again.

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  • Rosie Black
  • 14-09-2021

Extremely helpful

The stories in this book have genuinely really helped me - I have yet to hear the finish of one of the stories because I have gone to sleep before the end every time!

I've got ADHD, and one of the negative impacts of that for me is frequent struggling to sleep, so this is no small feat.

The minor thing I would knock half a star off for is: in the middle of one of the stories (the one with hot springs), you hear a voice come out of the wilderness. It's meant to be nature or something, but it actually just sounds like a creepy person watching you from the bushes....!! But the rest of the story is really nice so it's still one of my favourites now that I am ready for the creepy voice, it now just makes me chuckle a bit if I haven't gone to sleep already.

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  • Mrs Lisa M Bilby
  • 05-01-2020

Hellioooooo Pin copied text snippets to stop them

Loved it



Yeah u get it if you could leave a message with your friend who will talk u through

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  • Rob Pearson
  • 17-11-2019

brill

I thought this book was very good for going to sleep because it is really good for realaxation and calming.

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  • Louisa
  • 05-02-2024

Wow 🤩

This made me fall asleep in minutes!I have trouble getting to sleep but with these stories I am now getting a full nights sleep!
Sally’s voice is so calming and she is a really good narrator
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  • Lisa-Marie Lloyd
  • 15-12-2023

Relaxing atmospheric soundscape

Loved the stories along with sounds helps my overactive mind to quite itself and lulls me off to sleep

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  • Soph
  • 29-10-2023

thought this would be stories...

nothing wrong with this at all, I just wish I knew this was more meditative than 'bedtime stories'. not what I was looking for, unfortunately

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