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Sleeping Beauties

A Novel
Lu par : Marin Ireland
Durée : 25 h et 22 min
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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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  • C. Booth
  • 08/02/2019

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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  • David R Hendricks
  • 09/09/2018

At best it’s boring, at worst it’s insulting to the readers intelligence

There are so many forgettable characters in this book that by the end I had no idea who was who. The portrayal of men and women feels like it was taken from the 1950’s.

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  • William J. Gibbons
  • 27/11/2017

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 :(

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  • Mr. Melby
  • 19/07/2018

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.

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  • Wade Lancaster
  • 05/02/2018

Wow, What A Dud

Not very good. The basic premise was ok but it never really went anywhere. The narration seemed dull too. Just flat out not that imaginative or compelling. Skip this one.

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  • badmoon722
  • 28/05/2019

Slow and boring. Couldn’t even finish it.

The title says it all. The first Stephen King book I’ve read that I hated.

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  • Scribbles
  • 18/01/2019

Terrible

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

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31/12/2018

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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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 19/06/2018

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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  • Matthew
  • 17/11/2017

Big disappointment

I have been a big fan of Stevie K. for many years, less so for the horror genre, more for his characters and their complexity. Stevie K hits homeruns when he writes about characters who are haunted by their own demons while they struggle in a weird and unsettled world. I get that the zeitgeist for 2017 is all things masculine are bad, very, very bad, and all things feminine are good, very, very good. But this book takes the theme too far. According to Messieurs King, with very few exceptions men are just varying compositions of rape, kill and rage. Women, on the other hand, are only loving, compassionate, thoughtful, in harmony with nature, and eminently capable of doing everything better all the time than their counterparts. The only minor exceptions to the women folk, as Mssrs King explain, is when women are damaged by those evil men.

The problem here is that we are left with what are essentially comic book characters operating in a comic book world. The idea for the book is great. It could have been a really interesting and fun read. Instead, the book is a simple-minded morality tale played out by cliches. In one part, the Kings have the men start eating pie that is bearded with mold because, with all the women gone, there is no one capable of making fresh pie anymore. And, man just-gots-to-have-his-pie! That scene could have been funny, but it's not.

I'm going to tell myself that Mssrs King wanted to make the story fun, interesting and ironic by turning the men's world and women's world into the opposite of what we would have predicted. They could have done this by getting past the cliches about masculine and feminine qualities and looking a tiny bit deeper. But, a squad of evil (read "male") editors held guns to Mssrs Kings' and forced them to write this instead. Yes, that must be what happened. Damn those male editors.

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