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  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,929
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,889

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The first Stephen King novel I didn't finish

  • By Pete on 09-09-18

Snowflakes

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-17

The book was full of sexist and liberal political garbage. Very disappointing...
King has done better

17 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Black House

  • By: Stephen King, Peter Straub
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 26 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,472

Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Sawyer delivers

  • By Brian on 12-28-12

Fantastically Intrancing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-13

Would you listen to Black House again? Why?

That would have to be a yes, for this story is moving and deep and full of hidden treasures.

What other book might you compare Black House to and why?

The Talisman, Read to find out :)

Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

Jack Sawyer

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Jack Sawyer getting shot.

Any additional comments?

We all serve the beam in one way or another.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful