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Sleeping Beauties Audiobook

Sleeping Beauties: A Novel

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Publisher's 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.

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

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    C. Iannetta Providence, RI USA 10-21-17
    C. Iannetta Providence, RI USA 10-21-17 Member Since 2012
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    "timely"

    loved it! could not stop listening to the book. can't wait for more. Characters are believable, it's a very good tale

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    Deb C Oswego 10-20-17
    Deb C Oswego 10-20-17 Member Since 2013
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    "underdone thought experiment"

    I did enjoy the novel but maybe the premise was a bit much for the Kings to chew. I felt like there were so many facets of this issue that weren't even hinted at. But, take it at face value and it is fun to listen to.

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    derrick aynor, South Carolina, United States 10-20-17
    derrick aynor, South Carolina, United States 10-20-17 Member Since 2013
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    "This is a really good Book for men and Women ."

    Everyone should take a real D look into themselves when they read this book and hope that they are not the people they hate inside the characters they despise

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    Amazon Customer 10-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "GREAT, GREAT, GREAT."

    EVERYONE, especially every man, needs to read or listen to this book. The country is changing, but not fast enough.

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    D. Purvee 10-20-17
    D. Purvee 10-20-17
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    "The torch has been passed!"

    A bit heavy on man-bashing, but if you can look past the steady battering against your gender, there is a very enjoyable book here! There are whispers of all your favorite King books, yet a totally unique and new story! Hope to see a future collaboration and a new some novel by Owen. Well done!

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    RICHARD A SORENSEN 10-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Really bad."

    I'm sad to have to post this review because for the past 25 years I have devoured everything Stephen King and loved every word. this story however was just bad. very very long. bad narration. very disappointed. no more collaborations please.

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    Chris Healdsburg, CA, United States 10-20-17
    Chris Healdsburg, CA, United States 10-20-17 Member Since 2009
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    "King Collaboration: Fail"

    Having read every Stephen King novel, I would rate this at the bottom end of the list. The cast of characters consisted mostly of hillbilly rednecks (I pitied the narrator who had to come up with a new hick twang for every new character) that were not fully developed or evocative of any emotion - empathy or antipathy - either way. The plot bounced around from one non-descript character to another with no real impending evil or ominous threat that characterizes Stephen King's classic novels. If this novel was the torch passing from Stephen to Owen King, it was more like the passing of a candle.

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    Coco 10-20-17
    Coco 10-20-17
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    "Excellent "

    Steven King is one of my most favorite authors and I would put this book on top of the list

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    Barry McQuiston 10-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "just a bit heavy handed"

    I get it. I get it. Man= Bad. I just don't need to be beaten over the head with it.

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    Joe 10-20-17
    Joe 10-20-17
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    "Excellent narration of a decent novel"

    Full disclosure: this is the first Stephen King novel I've completed. I REALLY liked the dialogue! The narrator does a fantastic job bringing the characters to life. The story was pretty drawn out and took a long time to engage me. I wouldn't pay for this audiobook; and I don't know if I'd use a credit on it either (considering there are other books worth spending your money/credit on).

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