Don't miss any of the books in Anne Rice's Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty.
©1985 A.N. Roquelaure; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
I have always thought that Anne Rice was running out of steam by the time the she came to write Beauty's Release, the last of the three books that make up the erotic retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story. The language and situations get a little repetitive, and even the introduction of a new character and setting doesn't help all that much. Still, the story wraps up nicely and you get the feeling that all the characters get what they want, or in Beauty's case- deserve. As with "Beauty's Punishment" the narration is performed by two different readers, one male and one female. The woman does an excellent job with Beauty's chapters, but the man has a difficult time of it and his voice and diction are a definite distraction from the sensuality of the story. Of the three books, definitely my least favorite, but worth getting for a couple of good descriptive passages and just to find out what happens in the end.
Since this was my first real “erotica” read, I was surprised that the story overall, kept the listener engaged. Ann Rice is a great author and this trilogy demonstrates her ability to try different characters and styles of writing. Overall it was interesting and at times, humorous!
The over all story is great.....the descriptiveness is fantastic!! Plus it's an old fashioned fairytale, with a sensual twist!!
no, just kept me listing!
it was very moving, exciting..
i loved the whole... story
i love being able to listen on my commute to work and home.. more should be on audio... its much nicer than reading it, i am a visual person.. and love being able to hear it..
many many emotions.. wonderful..
should do more books like this..
Couldn't wait to get into this one also. It was very hard to put down the audio book once it was started. I highly recommend it to any one who needs some romance and a little bit of "Naughty Time". This is one of those books that you don't want to listen to while you are needing to concentrate.
YES this book is hot.
It's nice to have a dominate voice behind the dominate character
The whole book made me move!
Gotta read it!
I'm a mom ... I got this!
Based on these books, probably not.
I have tried two Anne Rice novels so far (completely different genres) and have not been impressed at all.
The performance was fine, just didn't care much for the story line.
Anger, was annoyed how everyone just accepted the degradation
This book is like Sleeping Beauty had sex with Christian Grey at a more sadistic Hunger Games!
If you can get past the horrible degradation these people suffer then it's an ok read. Personally, I found myself annoyed that nobody would ever stand up for themselves ... And some actually liked being treated like misbehaved animals.
The first book was exciting, even got me hot here and there. But as it progressed, some of the stories became gruesome to a point of wanting to skip parts. I guess if u r into horse dress up and rape, u would like it...but at least there was a plot to the whole thing at the end and it finished nice. I would not read anything similar again... So I would have preferred less cruel rape and nastiness.
It ended on a nice note.
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