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Erotic Sleeping Beauty
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(3.3 based on 1451 ratings)
  • 1

    The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty: The First of the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By Genvieve Bevier, Winthrop Eliot
    Overall
    (740)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (306)

    In the traditional folktale of Sleeping Beauty, the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire.

    Denise says: "Dark Erotica"
    Dark Erotica

    This is not a book for the easily blushed. The story is dark but keeps moving. You can understand the transformation of it's characters to who they be..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2008 by Denise (Royersford, PA, USA)
  • 2

    Beauty's Punishment: The Second of the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anne Rice writing as A. N. Roquelaure
    • Narrated By Genvieve Bevier, Winthrop Eliot
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (151)

    This sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice's elegantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire. Now Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious slave Prince Tristan, is sent away from the Satyricon-like world of the Castle. Sold at auction, she will soon experience the tantalizing punishments of "the village".

    Susan says: "Bad and Good"
    Bad and Good

    No one can argue with the power of this material and the excellent writing of Miss Rice, writing as A N Roquelaure. I've read all three novels in boo..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 22 2004 by Susan (Jacksonville, AL, USA)
  • 3

    Beauty's Release: The Third of the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Anne Rice writing as A. N. Roquelaure
    • Narrated By Genvieve Bevier, Winthrop Eliot
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (122)

    In the final volume of Anne Rice's deliciously tantalizing erotic trilogy, Beauty's adventures on the dark side of sexuality make her the bound captive of an Eastern Sultan and a prisoner in the exotic confines of his harem.

    Susan says: "Not the best."
    Not the best.

    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 mak..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 04 2004 by Susan (Jacksonville, AL, USA)