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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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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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Save your credits.

This is a story, co-authored by a father and son team that could use some work. It's too big of a story. Too convoluted. And too confusing.

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What a sad book indeed

So disappointed by the King clan. A desperate attempt to make a story from sad characters. Do not buy this book.

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Not a typical King novel.

Hardly a suspenseful moment i. the entire story. I kept waiting for something to jump in but nothing. Too many characters to rezlly develop most of them. I enjoy the company of Stephen King's writtings as I take very long walks everyday. This one failed to keep my total attention.

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Boring

My wife and I are Stephen King fans but this one fell flat. It was overtly political and pandering in a very clumsy way. Jabs were taken at social issues and political figures with all the subtlety of rock in your shoe. This book was hard to get excited about and the lack of a discernable climax didn't help matters. The narrator had such a bad fake southern accent that it was distracting.

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a blue collar fantasy story that tries to be more

this is simply a blue color fantasy story, and resembles no horror Story that I'm aware of. there is nothing to be scared of, and little to be horrified by as you can't really identify with any of the lame, uninteresting, or plain despicable characters. You find yourself wondering, idly, who might die and who might live but you truly do not care.

however, the narrator is incredibly gifted and has actually been able to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. I find it incredible. A narrator can, conceivably, make or break a story but I've never seen it until now. Although I Tire of the various dull diatribes that some of the characters have during their internal dialogues, I would rather skip past those dull bits and continue to listen to the fascinating narrator who actually makes this enjoyable to listen to. I am positive that I would never take the time to read such garbage, but she is simply stellar.

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disappointing

Overall, the story is pointless, and has no real resolution. There are some weak and misguided attempts to impart some lessons on "improving society".
I have thoroughly enjoyed many of Stephen King's books, but this was a huge disappointment.

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All Men are not bad. I'm very disappointed

It seems more like Stephen King's feminist daughter wrote this than his son. I'm a female and I cringe at how this book makes men look like they are all horrible monsters. Even the good ones are thrown in a bad light. Human beings - both sexes - can be violent and do terrible things. I feel like this could have been a really good story, but it is so stuck in trying to make men look like war mongers that it misses the mark.

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Torture anyone?

I always finish a book even if I don't care for it. This book did me in! I could not finish it. There is so much wrong with it I will just tell you a few reasons. The narrator is horrible with the different accents. Her country twang was horrible. She made everyone sound slow and stupid. The story line started interesting then went no where for ever! It was as if the authors were on some serious drugs. I had to write down each character and who they were to the story so I could keep up with all of them. I just don't understand where they were going with the story. I got to the point that I felt tortured to try and finish it. I read a few of his books when I was younger and they were dark but good. Do authors get paid by each word and how many characters are in a book? Maybe I'm not the Stephen King fan I thought I was.

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long and unbearable

I hated...and I mean HATED this book. it was long, boring, and too drawn out. the story dragged on and on and on. and the narrator made it way worse. the terrible country accents and twangs were unbearable. my kids laughed everytime they heard parts of it in the car. Stephen King just isnt as good as he used to be. it read like a book an old man would write. you can definately tell he is losing his touch. and it made me too weary to even TRY Owen King. It has too many chapters and too many pages so everytime i forced myself to listen to it (i hate not finishing) i felt like i was being punished. sorry....i love Stephen King. but not this one.

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