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Sleeping Beauties

A Novel
Narrated by: Marin Ireland
Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (10,013 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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Disappointing

Second book by a son.... this one co-authored. Not up to par. I listened to the entire book but it was painful. I should have heeded the reviews :(

35 of 36 people found this review helpful

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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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Terrible

This book was terrible as nd very boring. I could not get too involved as I usually do with King novels. I should have read the reviews before wasting my money.

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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.

64 of 67 people found this review helpful

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can't stand it.

I can not stand the emotionless weird talking of the reader Marin Ireland. book might even be alright if I could get past this horrible reading. How this reading got published idk. Book goes too in depth with people of no importance, just takes up time.

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unbelievably bad.

Made it a little more than half way. One of the dumbest books I've ever read.

The performer made it significantly worse than it needed to be.

61 of 64 people found this review helpful

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Don't bother with this book

This book feels forced and not well thought out. With people taking actions that make no sense and has the feel of being written by a junior high schooler. After listening to this book for 14:46:38 I couldn't take it any more and had to stop.

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Absolutely horrid. Terribly and completely ghastly

The worst from Stephen King I've ever read, and I've read all of them. Completely lousy. Boring, too long, tons of filler, characterization was terrible. Ughhh.

The worst book I ever got from Audible.

59 of 62 people found this review helpful

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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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  • Jay
  • Ogden, ut
  • 04-03-19

avoid this book.

disappointed in Stephen King for having anything to do with this trash. I hate it so much I wont buy another King book.

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