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Riveting Reads: Season 1 - Insomnia by J.R. Johansson

Riveting Reads takes one audiobook every season from some of your favorite authors and highlights the story by delivering it in a serialized podcast format. Each season features bonus content never before available and an Author Insights section at the end of each episode where you hear about that chapter directly from the book's author. Season 1 features Insomnia by J.R. Johansson - "It's been four years since I slept, and I suspect it is killing me." Instead of sleeping, Parker Chipp spends each night trapped in the dream of the last person he's made eye contact with. Every night he is crushed by other people's fear and pain, by their disturbing secrets--and Parker can never have dreams of his own. The severe exhaustion from his brain never truly sleeping is crippling him. If nothing changes, Parker could soon be facing the real life nightmares of psychosis and even death.Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. There is no denying how badly Parker needs it. When he starts going to bizarre lengths to catch Mia's eye every day, everyone at school thinks he's gone over the edge, even his best friend. And when Mia is threatened by a true stalker, everyone thinks it's Parker.Suffering blackouts, Parker begins to wonder if he is turning into someone dangerous. What if the monster stalking Mia is him after all?Go to J.R. Johansson's website for links to purchase the paperback or full audiobook versions of Insomnia here: http://www.jrjohansson.com/insomnia/ . If you'd like to support this podcast, please consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/rivetingreads . Riveting Reads is created by Midnight Media and J.R. Johansson and produced by Parker Rose. Narration by Roy Samuelson with intros and outtros by Matt Paton. Podcast art by Melissa Williams Design.

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18: Friends and Enemies

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 17 followed by the 18th chapter of Insomnia. Addie and Finn work together to help make things easier on Parker. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

24mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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1: Nightmares

Get ready for your new favorite thrill-cast, Riveting Reads. This episode features the first chapter of Insomnia. Parker is trapped in a nightmare that's all too real and has to face questions about his health and future. This chapter is followed by our first Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.Riveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

25mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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26: Risk and Reward

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 25 followed by the 26th chapter of Insomnia. Parker's friends ask him what happened with Dr. Freeburg and he has to decide what to tell them. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

23mins

29 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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19: Truths and Lies

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 18 followed by the 19th chapter of Insomnia. More names are added to the suspect list as Parker isn't sure who is trustworthy anymore. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

27mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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21: Freeburg

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 20 followed by the 21st chapter of Insomnia. Parker questions Dr. Freeburg and reveals more than he intended. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

17mins

17 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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20: Message Received

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 19 followed by the 20th chapter of Insomnia. Parker decides to take a big step and his friends aren't sure if he's ready yet. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

22mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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22: Home Cooked

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 21 followed by the 22nd chapter of Insomnia. Parker retreats back home and regroups with those he holds most dear. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

15mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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23: The Watcher

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 22 followed by the 23rd chapter of Insomnia. Parker enters Dr. Freeburg's dream and uncovers something more disturbing than he ever imagined possible. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

14mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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28: Rude Awakening

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 27 followed by the 28th chapter of Insomnia. Parker wakes up after Addie's dreams with a renewed resolve to protect his loved ones at all costs. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

13mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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24: Darkness

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 23 followed by the 24th chapter of Insomnia. Parker wakes up into a world that is more terrifying than most nightmares. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

21mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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17: The List

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 16 followed by the 17th chapter of Insomnia. Hoping his night walking can finally help him, Parker plans to use it to try to gain another ally. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

27mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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16: Lightning Struck

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 15 followed by the 16th chapter of Insomnia. Parker sets out to gain a new ally and ends up catching glimpses of his past. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

24mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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25: Hazy Bliss

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 24 followed by the 25th chapter of Insomnia. Parker wakes up in the hospital following his accident. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

23mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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27: Dreamscape

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 26 followed by the 27th chapter of Insomnia. Parker spends the night in Addie's dreams and he makes a difficult decision. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

28mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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15: A Sickness

This episode features a quick recap of chapter 14 followed by the 15th chapter of Insomnia. Parker wakes up after Mia's nightmare to face a new reality and worsening side-effects. This chapter is followed by our Authorly Insights section with author J.R. Johansson. New episodes posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!You and your group of at least 10 people (great for teachers/librarians/bookclubs) can set up your own free video Q&A visit with J.R. Johansson after you've finished the book by joining our Reader Appreciation Program! Find more specifics on our webpage listed in the podcast details.This episode has been brought to you by Audible. To get your free trial as a Riveting Reads listener, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReadsRiveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

18mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #15