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Sleeping Beauties: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Owen King, Stephen King

Narrated By: Marin Ireland

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: September 2017

Duration: 25 hours 24 minutes


Featuring a conversation with the authors!

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.


  • Constance B

    I'm not finished the book yet but i have to say its a great read or listen. My only issue is the narrator doesn't sell the African American characters well. It keeps surprising me that some of them are supposed to be black. I understand you can only do so much with the voice you are given. Otherwise i love that even with the Appalachian accent i could clearly understand what she was saying.

  • marcella b

    love this book but i love all of steven kings books

  • Kemery S

    I enjoyed the book the Kong’s write like no other. While entitled to any political view. I wish they would refrain from expressing them in their work. I rather not spend my money to listen to it. Over all an excellent story narrator done a wonderful job

  • Marcus O

    Decent book in classic King style. Unfortunately he allows his political views dominate at times, and classifies gun owners as backward hicks. That was rather offensive.

  • aubrey f

    Loved this book! Classic king with a twist. Loved the characters and narration was great! Kept me interested the whole book through! Would love it to be made into a mini series!

  • Autumn H

    Good story that kept me interested, but the narrator talked so incredibly fast that it was hard to follow, at times. I reset my device several times thinking it must have gotten into a strange mode because the pace of the reading was like listening to a record on high speed.

  • craig s

    This was an amazing book! I really enjoyed it. Kept me interested. I loved the narrator. She did an excellent job, especially with all the characters. Made me feel like I was there. Two thumbs up to this book. Stephen and Owen King out did themselves. Highly recommend this book to anyone who is a serious Stephen King fan!