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"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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  • Janalyn
  • 08-02-2021

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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  • Mary Denslow
  • 07-02-2021

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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  • Amber S.
  • 11-05-2021

Creepy

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

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  • Jenay
  • 20-04-2021

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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