Give as a Gift

Send this book as a Gift!

Book Rating (127)

Narrator Rating (28)

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.


  • 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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • James R

    Stephen King is a master. Enough said

  • Markham R

    This is not your typical SK book. It's about 5 hours of interesting story and 20 hours of man hating left wing rhetoric. The Kings hit all the left's talking points though. The book is set Appalachia where, according to the Kings, every man is a homophobic, woman bashing, bigoted, coal loving, gun loving violent piece of human feces. In fact, they imply that basically all man are horrible and the world would be better off with just women. SK usually let's a little of his political ideology seep thru but to bash the reader over the head is tedious. Narrator's "white trash" accent is exaggerated and annoying.

  • Barbara w

    I chose this book by my author's names mixed up.....BEST accident EVER!!! I was mesmerized and drawn in more than I could ever have imagined! Turns out I'm a fan of happenstance and better off for it!!????

  • glenice n

    I am a big fan of Mr.King, however, this is not one of my favorites. I found it very confusing. To many characters and names. Found it to be a bit slow.

  • Christina L

    This was my first audio book and I found the book very boring. Took me 3 months to get through it.

  • ruth w

    Great book and wonderful ability of the narrator to be able to be so many characters. Nice job Marin Ireland. I will look for more books that you narrate for.

  • 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