33 episodes

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.

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

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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.

    Blind Skull

    Blind Skull

    This episode features a quick recap of chapter 31 followed by the 32nd chapter of Insomnia. Parker looks toward a different future than he ever expected. 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/RivetingReads (http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReads)


    Riveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

    • 31 min
    The Monster

    The Monster

    This episode features a quick recap of chapter 30 followed by the 31st chapter of Insomnia. Parker faces the monster that's been torturing Mia. 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/RivetingReads (http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReads)


    Riveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

    • 33 min
    Paths Crossed

    Paths Crossed

    This episode features a quick recap of chapter 29 followed by the 30th chapter of Insomnia. Parker sets out on a different path of redemption. 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/RivetingReads (http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReads)


    Riveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

    • 17 min
    Fleeting Truth

    Fleeting Truth

    This episode features a quick recap of chapter 28 followed by the 29th chapter of Insomnia. Parker comes home from the hospital, determined to prove his guilt or innocence once and for all. 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/RivetingReads (http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReads)


    Riveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

    • 23 min
    Rude Awakening

    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/RivetingReads (http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReads)


    Riveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

    • 13 min
    Dreamscape

    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/RivetingReads (http://www.audibletrial.com/RivetingReads)


    Riveting Reads is produced by Jenn Johansson and Parker Rose at Midnight Media.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

Hiyuo ,

Beautifully written and spoken

This is such a great story, and I love the new bonus content, and hearing it read in the author's voice. Fantastic!

Wmchipp ,

Reader Appreciation Program is cool!

I am really loving this story! Always looking forward to the next episode. I’m going to sign my book club up for the Reader Appreciation Program.

CkoCourt ,

I’m hooked!

Just one chapter in and I’m already hooked! Love the author commentary at the end - really cool touch. Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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