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Sleeping Beauties Audiobook

Sleeping Beauties

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Publisher's Summary

Featuring a conversation with the authors!

In a spectacular father/son collaboration like no other, 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.

©2017 Owen King and Stephen King (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Simon
    Somewhere between a pair of headphones.
    10/1/17
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    "When a Pair of Kings is a Winning Hand!"

    Ever since I read The Stand I've wanted Stephen King to deliver those kind of epic scale, huge cast adventures. He's done it a few times since, most recently with Under the Dome and now he and his son Owen have delivered another one with Sleeping Beauties.

    It's not quite the same of course. It does deliver all the pillars of King's writing such as the creepy side, the very relatively ordinary people and how their twisted depths suffuse the story. It does also include scenes that will make you wince as well as considerable violence and gore.

    However, it has a slightly more literary feel and some tender and touching moments. The scene where one of the women finally loses her battle against sleep is particularly touching. That basic premise of that mysterious illness that causes women to fall asleep and go "somewhere else" signals an exploration of what femininity and masculinity really mean. Could either work without the other? The Kings deliver their verdict.

    The narration for a book this length is always going to be extremely important. You could, if you want to pick faults with Marin Ireland's performance. Sometimes her adult characters sounded a bit too like children to me especially when under stress. There were also occasions when male voices seemed to almost change gender. However, the Kings set her an immense test with everything from male Judges and doctors to rough, hard-bitten prison in-mates plus children and of all things rats and a fox! I'd challenge any narrator to do a much better job of that lot. The conversation between the two Kings was interesting including a fascinating insight into King the elder's love of Audiobooks and the surprising lengths he went to with his sons to listen to them! I would have liked a bit more than we got but what there was I enjoyed.

    So, Sleeping Beauties may not quite be The Stand but it certainly does stand comparison to it. I wasn't quite convinced about some of the gender politics it contains but as a story it's a genuine beauty.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • olskoolfife
    9/30/17
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    "Marin Ireland does a wonderful reading"

    I own the book and like to listen to the audio in between, sometimes with.
    Marin's reading on this is excellent.
    Completely engrossing experience.
    The story is a masterpiece. Would you expect any less?
    Hopefully this opens up more doors to the talent that is Owen King.
    Do yourself a favour and go buy this epic tale.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • suzanne stephens
    10/16/17
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    "Worst ever Stephen King book"

    Ridiculous story ridiculous narrative voices very disappointed with this audio book been a Stephen King fan for 30 years nothing like the good stuff from the early days

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • robert long
    10/6/17
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    "the master "

    the master storyteller and one of his apprentices produces the magic yet again
    another King triumph!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • RUDDIFUL
    10/11/17
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    "brillient just brillient"

    story amazing, shocking and thrilling a little sad was hoping the ending a little happier but i feel the same after every King book, Marim Ireland was a fantastic reader so easy to listen to what a choice this is now a favourite really enjoyed this one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. D. Stobbart
    England
    10/9/17
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    "A Good Yarn"

    I was a little apprehensive about this collaboration, not having read Owen King. However, this is a good story. It kept me listening, and wanting to know what happened to the central characters, both male and female. If you like Stephen King novels, this will be just the thing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • GirlOnThePhone
    United Kingdom
    10/9/17
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    "very enjoyable"

    another great story by King and his son. I love how he writes about people. a good listen for long journeys.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jo cooper
    10/4/17
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    "great"

    loved every minute. a great collaboration from Stephen and Owen king. enjoyed the narrator too

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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