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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

Summary:

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.

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  • 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.

  • ELISABETH M

    I was very disappointed in this book, not near enough father and way too much son. Every man in the book appears to be a character from Deliverance and SOBs on top of it. The plot moved along so s-l-o-w-l-y I almost couldn't finish it, which was bad enough, but there were too many characters to follow.

  • Sally M

    Wow. I really enjoyed this book. The whole plot and storyline were excellent. There were a few bits that didn't seem to fit into the overall story and felt like they were just added for fluff or color...or maybe to be more with the times. My only real issue with the narrator was too many characters used the same dull, heavily accented voice. It fit for a couple of the drugged-out gals, but got confusing when too many sounded just the same. I'd recommend this book to all my lady friends!

  • Anonymous

    I just couldn't get into it , not sure why ? I have always found His books to suck me in right away. And then couldn't put them down . It could be because this was my first Audio Book I have tryed with Him. But I will definitely give this novel another try sometime soon.

  • Jenny M

    Personally thought the book was a little strange for my liking. The beginning was a little slow the middle was great but wasn’t a big fan of the ending. Narrator did great!

  • 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 accident...got 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.