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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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    Jason Barber Jonesville, VA United States 10-24-17
    Jason Barber Jonesville, VA United States 10-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome!"

    Amazing novel! Took me about an hour to adjust to the narrator, but was happily satisfied by her performance. The characters and story is phenomenal! Father and son work marvelously together.

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    J. E. Broyhill Winston-Salem, NC 10-23-17
    J. E. Broyhill Winston-Salem, NC 10-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Sadly Stereotypes Southerners"

    The story itself was fine. It moved along at a good pace, the plot, for the most part, made sense (I was a little confused by certain actions during the climactic scene), and I found the ending to be satisfactory. The characterizations and performance, however, was horrible!

    Marin Ireland’s voice is fine. She’s able to vary her tone, pace, and inflections enough to help give “personality” to the characters, which I usually like with narrators, but Ireland perpetuates Southern stereotypes with her narration. Not all uneducated or poorly educated Southerners talk with a twangy drawl, with what has become associated as a “dumb redneck”. With only one exception, all those involved in the drug problem are all from this uneducated or poorly educated pool, and without exception Ireland has these characters speaking in that “dumb redneck” voice. This is just not the reality in the south, including the Appalachian region.

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    eileen hamlin southold, ny United States 10-23-17
    eileen hamlin southold, ny United States 10-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Terrible"

    Too many words and no substance! It's time Stephen King retires and tell his son not to give up his day job 😕

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    Michael Hamburg, AR, United States 10-23-17
    Michael Hamburg, AR, United States 10-23-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertainment"

    This boot was good. I wasn't on the edge of my seat as I have in the past. But it was great. I will recommend this book like I recommend all king books.

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    Anonymous 10-23-17
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    "Love love love this book!!!"

    I only had trouble not being able to listen to it every minute if the day. I love all Stephen King's books this one kept me interested and wanting more. I would love to see this as a movie one day.

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    Aaron Teer 10-23-17
    Aaron Teer 10-23-17
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    "Horrible narration."

    Huge Steven King fan and was thoroughly looking forward to this book as I had bought it prerelease. The narrator absolutely drove me nuts and ruined the experience for me.

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    Nathan 10-23-17
    Nathan 10-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "So much missed potential! "

    I'm a lifelong Stephen King reader and I found the extreme amount of feminism and stereotypical portrayal of Appalachians so out of character. The premise is very intriguing with lots of potential which is lost in too many incomplete side stories; even the supernatural aspects cried to be tied to the Tower but we're left vaugue. I really enjoyed King's work with Straub so I was underwhelmed by this attemp? can we get a redo, please??

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    Yvonne Clark 10-23-17
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    "Loved the story! Narration a bit wonky."

    The story was unique and realistic enough to be frightening. I would suggest it to anyone that likes any of either of the King’s work. Narration was a bit forced on the Appalachian accents and I was expecting a bit more voice fluctuations between characters, but overall ok.

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    Teri 10-23-17
    Teri 10-23-17
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    "Fantastic Book! I loved every minute of it."

    This is set in Appalachia, where I live, so I could appreciate it a lot more than most of Stephen King"s Maine based books. The setting, for me, was, in that way,, very refreshing. I'm a huge Stephen King fan and have read more than 100 of his various offerings and I must say that this may be toward the top of the list. As a woman, I could appreciate the writers' insights into what it's like to be a woman in today's world and how the experience of being a woman can leave one very jaded and dissolutioned with the average man and his attitudes. It impressed me that this could have been written by two men. Maybe this book can serve as a wake-up call for those who read it into the plight of half the population who live in the shadow of anger and destructive nature of the other half. I believe that both halfs should take away lessons from these pages. Men should learn to curb that nature and women should be emboldened to find that within themselves that would make them more whole human beings.

    This was a thoroughly enjoyable book that ranks up there with The Stand in terms of character development and a well thought out story. The authors should be very proud of this brilliant work of art.

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    Indhira Holmes 10-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    I read the reviews before purchasing and I’m not gonna lie, I hesitated. Idk why since I love alllll Stephen King’s books but people’s reviews were really harsh. I personally loved that he included a few political & social issues that are going on now.

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