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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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    Greeneyes 10-22-17
    Greeneyes 10-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "STEPHEN KING DID IT AGAIN!"

    Another great novel and this time co-written with his son! Tha calibration was perfect!
    Caught me from the first page and held me till the very end!
    LOVED IT!

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    Sherryl Joos 10-22-17
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    "Couldn’t Get Into It"

    I’m a HUGE Stephen King fan. Huge. I just couldn’t get into this book. 10 hours in, I gave up. So long, many characters, confusion. Politics - geez, I didn’t think I was going to get more of that. I was looking for entertainment and just didn’t find it here.

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    Getshotzi 10-22-17
    Getshotzi 10-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good... Not great"

    I think this book contained a powerful message about the power of women and how integral they are in every facet of society, however, it would be nice if they hadn't defaulted to the stereotypical male bashing and blaming in order to achieve this transmission.

    The narrator is unbelievably talented and can do anything with her voice. She was an excellent choice!

    In the end, I would've liked a conclusion to some of the novel's biggest plot lines instead of the pseudo poetic way they'd transpired. Overall, Sleeping Beauty was entertaining and well written, but the ending left me cold. Sometimes I don't want to consider political implications or similarities to real life. As a high school history teacher, I'm often bombarded with American politics and feel desperate for an escape. I just want to lose myself in a novel and make my own connections and the Kings made them for me here.

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    marcia 10-22-17
    marcia 10-22-17 Member Since 2013
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    "disappointed"

    I love, love, love Stephen King - and have read & listened to many many books. I was impressed initially with the writing.

    Story was ok at first - then very confusing...too many characters - only listened to 5 chapters. Narrator was awful - voice not only grated on me, but the up and down (whisper to loud) prompted me to remove the book from my device - I listen while I drive so I was continually adjusting the volume. I will note never to purchase a book narrated by Marin Ireland (and Stephen King himself)

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    IT Guy - Boston 10-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Political Rant"

    shallow political rant, don't want your time or money on this Male hating, anti Trump piece of garbage

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    William Helena, MT, United States 10-22-17
    William Helena, MT, United States 10-22-17
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    "one of the dumbest."

    ok ok, men are bad. woman good. Stephen king has to be nuts to be such a talented story teller. I will continue to listen to this fruit loop even though his twisted politics are now seeping into his story telling. Just need to appreciate that genius is frought with madness!

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    Miles 10-21-17
    Miles 10-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not the Usual King, But Buy and Enjoy Anyway!"

    Good story, but maybe part of the process of giving the story back and forth between father and son lost something. The story just didn't hold together with the usual flow. And while the senior King has often been criticized for failing to end an otherwise enjoyable story, this one just sorta . . . runs out. It's a great read, passes the time well, but it's not Mr. Mercedes . . .

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    J 10-21-17
    J 10-21-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Longtime fan hating this book."

    An extremely brief synopsis of the novel...men are bad, Caucasian men are worse, and may God help you if you fall into both categories.
    Further, women are infallible, police officers kill people of color without reason, and the people of Appalachia are ignorant without exception.
    It was the reading equivalent of sitting through an eighteen hour ANTIFA speech. But as an avid fan I will undoubtedly buy his next work despite my own objections...but perhaps, not the one after that.
    Jack

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    Jeanniecat 10-21-17
    Jeanniecat 10-21-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent tale"

    Great story, great reader. Totally recommend for fans of the Kings OR anyone who likes a good tale.

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    Rory Janke 10-21-17
    Rory Janke 10-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Sleeping Beauties, a real sleeper!"

    It started out great. The idea was awesome and could have been so much more. The anti-gun, anti-man cloud got to be to much though especially toward the end. I only finished it because I had so much time vested. It is easy to jump on the band wagon because it sells but that's not what I read books for. If I wanted all that I need only turn on any channel on tv.

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