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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

The First of the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty
De : Anne Rice
Série : A Sleeping Beauty Novel, Volume 1
Durée : 4 h et 31 min

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In the traditional folktale of Sleeping Beauty, the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire.

Here the Prince reawakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him...as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience.

Don't miss any of the books in Anne Rice's Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty.
©1999 A.N. Roquelaure (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Denise
  • 09/01/2008

Dark Erotica

This is not a book for the easily blushed. The story is dark but keeps moving. You can understand the transformation of it's characters to who they become and how they become that way. I found that more interesting then the erotica. Well written.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Ninie
  • 13/12/2010

Anne Rice - Wow

Wow, the reading of this series was very unexpected. It was intriguing, I had to keep listening. I was very engrossed in the story and the characters. I love Anne Rice and this is so different from anything I have read from her.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Mark
  • 07/09/2005

Got boring quickly - too much spanking

The book started off good but then just fell into a routine. Nubile captive is taken to this room where she is spanked and humiliated. Then taken off to meet this person...where she is spanked. Goes to her room to sleep but not before she is spanked. Next day taken outside where a woman on a horse chases her around with a long paddle and, you guessed it, spanks her some more.

It's just not hot.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • BBraun
  • 11/12/2010

wow

Very sexy and interesting
I read all three books and the narrator does a wonderfull job reading.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Janet
  • 10/03/2005

Spanking awful!

This is a book about spanking and bondage. And spanking. In fact, as one of the many sex slaves in the Prince's castle, Beauty - and the other sex slaves - are spanked as often as possible and in a multitude of situations. I do not find spanking erotic. If you do, you will enjoy this book. Maybe even pick up a couple of spanking tips.

The bad writing I will put down to the abridgement. I normally dislike abridged books and this one just reinforces that view.

Pity. I have read and enjoyed some of Anne Rice's other books. I don't think I'll be able to finish this one. I did try. I won't be reading the others. Or any more abridged books either.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Tia
  • 07/01/2005

Dark book by known author

You can tell by the way the book is written who the author is. It is very dark and demented. This is not a book for the faint of heart. If you like very graphic books you will love the series

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Marika
  • 31/03/2007

Decent

The story is interesting but the narrator is rather bland and definitely doesn't do it justice

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  • steve
  • 12/09/2012

The original Fifty Shades

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This book is good for what it's worth and so, I wouldn't change much but I would definitely take out the rape scenes.

Has The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty turned you off from other books in this genre?

It has not. If anything it has helped me find more that are better than this.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes it did but I think they could have found a male narrator to do the male voices.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

That depends on whether it was rated r or xxx.

Any additional comments?

The writer of Fifty Shades must have read or listened to this prior to writing Fifty Shades because they are many similarities.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • sugar cookie
  • 18/05/2006

no, no, no

I was wholeheartedly disappointed by this book. I was turned onto it by an excerpt I read in a book of erotica. Turns out the excerpt was from the second book, _Beauty's Punishment_. Maybe that installment is better, but this first book bored me to tears. It wasn't fun or intersting. There wasn't much of a plot. It wasn't erotic. It wasn't even very kinky. Save your money for something else.

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  • R. J. Melton
  • 05/07/2012

Buyer Beware...ABRIDGED!

"These are abridged! WHY???"
Pulled up the Series page, big letters UNABRIDGED...bought the trio I already own in print version and 'guess what!' They are all ABRIDGED. This did not improve the books, SO DISAPPOINTED. The Printed books are MUCH better, these are kind of pathetic...

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