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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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    "Really good book. well read."

    very good character development and at the end you will wounder what would happen to our society if different choices were mad3.

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    David 10-21-17
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    The story is all over the place and goes nowhere. No offense to the narrator, but every character sounds the same. Hard to differentiate who is who.

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    jessika 10-21-17
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    "slow start, solid story"

    great after ch4. kept me hooked. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a tv series esque book.

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    Julie Kramp 10-21-17
    Julie Kramp 10-21-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Not a fairy tale"

    Accepting the premise was my first hurdle. After that, the tone of the narrator's voice, along with the Twangy, nasal, accent was frustrating. Then, the seemingly endless core lecture that men ruin everything made listening to this story more of a challenge then a pleasure. I did it. Not enjoyable - although good descriptions and images are part of the package. I really wanted to be enthralled- but settled for engaged.

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    Rollie Hill 10-21-17
    Rollie Hill 10-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    Too many characters. Jumping from one set of people to another every chapter was very confusing and hard to figure out who was who. The story was good and interesting

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    I liked the narrorater. Story was good. Overall very enjoyable read.. . . . .

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    "Beautiful! Will be purchasing the hard copy!"

    This book expertly bring the characters to life. I Would list this at the top of Kings best. Looking forward to more Owen King collaboration s!

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    C. Iannetta Providence, RI USA 10-21-17
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    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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