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Sleeping Beauties

A Novel
Narrated by: Marin Ireland
Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9,562 ratings)
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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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I've been listening for an hour and had to quit

I used to love King, but I've been listening for an hour or so and I can't do it anymore. Too slow moving. All of these extra details are so uninteresting and unimportant. I almost forgot what the book was suppose to be about. Oh well at least Audible has a great return policy. Maybe I'll redownload this summer and try again.

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Horrific Narration. I regret this purchase.

This narrator is absolutely terrible. Why would you EVER hire someone who is not Southern, with a natural Southern accent, to narrate a book full of Southern characters. She sounds like exactly like someone poorly attempting to mimic a Southern accent. Think Keanu Reeves in Devil's Advocate. That's how bad it is. Because she's so bad it, nearly every single character of the same gender sounds the same. So when you listen to her tell the story, it sounds like someone talking to themselves a lot of the time. So, so SO bad.

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The kings worst yet.

Slow. They should have spent more time in prison. For writing this drivel. I’m a king fan. 11/22/63 is my favorite book of all time.

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Just pathetic!!

I love almost all Stephen king novels, but I want my money back on this one. No plot, no purpose, the worst character development and an ending nothing short of lazy. The narrator was ok, but could have done a better job distinguishing the characters

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Total disappointment

I do not know how to politely say this book a steaming pile of dog crap. Men are bad, women are good is total bullshit. I feel as if a psycho feminist wrote this book.

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Man bashing for 25 hours...

Let me preface this review by saying that I believe in equality for all sexes, races, nationalities, and sexual orientations. But this book was ridiculously over the top when it comes to man bashing. Every plot and twist revolves around how poorly men treat women.

Let’s just say that if Stephen King’s name wasn’t on this book, I doubt it would have been so popular on its own merits. If this is a sign of Owen King’s future writing, I’ll definitely be passing.

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Returned

I have listen for about two hours and just can not get into it. It jumps around, there is no good plot. Sorry was not for me

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previous constant reader

I have read all of Stephen King's books. Did not finish this one and only read "The Outsider" to put me to sleep. I'm done!

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Boo..just..Boo!

I am a HUGE Stephen King fan and have been for as long as I can remember. This book truly let me down! It seemed forced, FAR to political, to be honest very pandering. It seemed a lot less like an intriguing and creative story, and a lot more like "See! We hate men too..we're enlightened good guys". I always..always..finish a book that I start. This has been the one exception. I can't help myself. It is both sorely lacking in creativity, character development, and cohesive thought. All that while managing to be far to much in all the wrong ways. A combination not even thought possible, however, this book managed it.

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Terrible

Profane, shallow...a complete insult on the reader’s intelligence. I couldn’t even finish the last hour.

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