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3 a.m. (Henry Bins Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nick Pirog
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Book Description


Henry Bins has Henry Bins.
A sleeping disorder, named after him.
He is awake for one hour a day.
He wakes up at 3 a.m. then falls asleep at 4 a.m.
Life is simple.
Until he hears the woman scream.
And sees the man leave the house across the street.
But not just any man.
The President of the United States.

Best book series ever, just love 3 a.m! October 20, 2014
I love every one of Nick Pirog's books, but if I had to choose one series to take with me to that desert island in the middle of nowhere, this would be it ... and I might just choose these books over flint on the necessities list.--Amazon Customer

Product Details

  • File Size: 454 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: (October 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FV4IT7Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,089 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever, entertaining, Pirog never disappoints! October 21, 2013
By Kwack
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I've read everything I can find by Nick Pirog. I love his writing style, wit, humor, sarcasm, and behind it all he is just a great storyteller. The ideas behind his series are creative, and the stories are told really well, the pages just fly by. 3 AM lives up to the standard. Completely unique idea for a character, and the character is extremely funny and likable despite the odd and unfortunate hand he was dealt in life. I love how Henry makes the most of every minute. His chats with the cat cracked me up and were one of my favorite aspects. Also love Henry's relationship with his dad, and the lengths he's gone to in order to give Henry a "normal" life. Another hit as far as I'm concerned. As always, I'm eagerly awaiting the next work to be published... whether it be Maddy Young, Thomas Prescott, Henry Bins, or Oz the Schnoz! READ NICK PIROG, you'll be glad you did!!!
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73 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meow....yup, I agree, marvelous! October 14, 2013
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If you have never read a book by Nick Pirog...this is a great one to start with. If you have already wandered into the back yard of his imagination and taken a dip in the pool of his creativity, then you already know.....Nick Pirog is that last gasp of air before you jump off that diving board! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE his books! He has the ability to draw you to into his world completely and keep you there until he is ready to let you go...leaving you wanting more every time. Nick, thanks for the experiences! Can't wait for whatever you give us next!
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It will leave you wanting more. October 25, 2013
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If you have read any of Nick Pirogs previous displays of genius writing, I don't need to tell you that you need to buy his newest one now! If you are yet to have discovered this very funny talented writer, I would highly recommend dipping a toe into the stream of awesomeness that are Nick Pirogs books. Warning you may get sucked in and forget to come up for air.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really liked it April 14, 2014
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Great book, fast pace, interesting premise and character, and a cat. What's not to love?

Henry Bins has Henry Bins disorder. That is to say, he has a severe sleep disorder that means he is awake only one hour in any 24 hour period. He manages to witness a murder, solve a murder and catch the girl all within a few weeks of one-hour time slots. Add in a big, slobbery dog and a cat with a fixation for Justin Timberlake and it's all good!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Author Awesome Novel October 13, 2013
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I loved it! Was sucked in from the first page. Highly recommend giving this a read and if you haven't already get onto the Thomas Prescott series. My favourite series ever. Job well done Mr Nick Pirog, I'm hanging, yes already, for your next book release ;-)
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars top drawer October 27, 2013
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I Love this author. He's very creative and writes like he's telling a story. Hilarious stories. One of my favorite authors.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Need some believability, even for fiction June 17, 2014
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The plot is good, but the author did not do much reality check.

Firstly, I couldn't believe that someone with such a sleeping disorder (awake only from 3 to 4 AM) can function as described - eats, exercises, reads, watches movies/TV series, trades in the stock market, etc. I mean, wouldn't one who is asleep 23 hours a day at least develop muscle atrophy?

Secondly, Henry Bins' social skills is something for the books, given that his interactions were limited to those with his father and those people paid by his father to interact with him. He was portrayed as so eloquent, with even a sharp tongue and wit, with full confidence talking to not just the cops, but the President of the United States!

Lastly, with the measly one hour of wakefulness per day, Henry was able to solve the murder mystery! Just wow!

Again, good plot, but the reader has to psyche himself and look past the circumstances to enjoy this short book. Well, it was a quick read, at least.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good concept but needs some work December 30, 2013
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Very fast read and I liked the concept but the editing needed help and there were some inconsistencies in the story overall. The conclusion seemed a bit disconnected.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this in less than 24 hours - GREAT book!
First Nick Pirog book - you bet I'm going to read more! It was a quick read (finished in less than 24 hours) and kept me interested throughout. Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't finish
I was intrigued by the concept of a man who has a disorder named after him. He is only awake one hour a day. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Tressan Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this author!
Very entertaining and enjoyable read. Wit, fun, suspense, he's got it all. I've read a few of his books, more to go. (I savor them. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Clare
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick, easy, fun
Henry Bins has a disease that makes him sleep 23 hours each day. He wakes at 3am each day. One morning, he hears a scream from the apartment across the way, watches the President... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Jana McBurney-Lin
4.0 out of 5 stars Review
This writer has somewhat unusual writing style, but it works beautifully. An interesting story, fast paced, nicely told. There is a light sense of humour as well. Excellent read.
Published 3 days ago by ubavka seirovska
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read!.
The storyline was totally unbelievable, but that's what made it so much fun. What is fiction for if not to take us into a whole new story world?
Published 3 days ago by Stephanie Prichard
3.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book!
I found this book to unusual in a good way and very intriguing. I really enjoyed it very much. It was a good read.
Published 5 days ago by Cassandra D. Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars It's really a short story. Only 1/2 the length advertised.
It's advertised as a full-length, but it's a short story. It's a pretty good one, but not great. I just don't like being mislead as to what I'm getting. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Pete
5.0 out of 5 stars I have enjoyed the first three books is this series a lot
Unique story idea. I have enjoyed the first three books is this series a lot.
Published 12 days ago by T. Gollery
4.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for Henry's father!
Wasn't sure at first, but it became intreging so kept on and ending up ejoying it a lot. Different from any book I have ever read. Read more
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More About the Author

Things people want to know about me:

How old am I?


Where do I live?

San Diego.

Where do I write?

In my bed . . . at night . . . with dogs crawling all over me.

What is my favorite book of mine? And why?

Probably Gray Matter or Oz. Because they were the hardest to write.

Did I study creative writing in college?

No. I have a Business Degree from Colorado State, but I didn't go to much class, and if I did, I would read a book the entire time.

Did I always want to be writer?

Yes. Since reading Matilda when I was ten.

What authors most influenced my style?

Nelson DeMille, John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, Michael Crichton, among others...

What are my favorite books?

1) To Kill a Mockingbird
2) The Giver
3) Timeline
4) Plum Island
5) The Testament

What do I do when I'm not writing?

Surf, read, run, play with my dogs, sleep...

What does the "Believe" tattoo on your forearm mean?

It reminds me to believe in myself, in God, and in what I write.

What about the small 'dream' and the big 'DREAM' tattooed on your other forearm?

It reminds me to dream both big and small, to celebrate the small things, but also strive for the impossible.

Are your eyes really that blue?

Yes, yes they are.

Am I Thomas Prescott?

No. Though we do have the same sense of humor. I am more like Maddy Young.

What am I working on next?

I'm writing two more 3 a.m. adventures with Henry Bins then I'm gonna get cracking on Thomas Prescott #4, Walking in Memphis. (Thomas goes to Memphis to re-investigate the assassination of MLK. Gonna be epic.) Look for it sometime in 2016.

This has been "Things people want to know about me" with Nick Pirog.


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