Sleeping Beauties (Unabridged) Sleeping Beauties (Unabridged)

Sleeping Beauties (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 4.1 • 75 Ratings
    • $29.99

    • $29.99

Publisher Description

In this spectacular New York Times bestselling father/son collaboration that “barrels along like a freight train” (Publishers Weekly), 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, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare. One woman, the mysterious “Eve Black,” is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?

Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanted to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world. Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a woman’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.

Marin Ireland
hr min
September 26
Simon & Schuster Audio

Customer Reviews


Excellent Read

I kept putting off purchasing this audio book because of some of the reviews I read. I should not have done that. This is an excellent book and it kept me listening as often as I could possibly turn it on. Well written…great build up…and they left me guessing as what turn it was going to take next. Yes it gets a little political and trashes men frequently but that lends itself well to the premise of the story. I am working my way thru all of SK’s audiobooks and this is one of my favs.

Rivermom03 ,

Loved it!

My sister bought the audio book, for one of our long road trips, and I liked it so much I came home and bought it myself. The reader does an excellent job of the characters as well. I’m disappointed that so many seemed to not like it, simply due to Owen being the writer and saying it wasn’t like a typical “King” novel. I disagree, and so far, I actually like it better than a few of his fathers early books.

brackettchristopher ,

For me, not worth the money.

This book was ok. Stephen is one of my all time favorite writers, and the concept of the book sounded great. It was a super let down. The story is good. The way it’s presented leaves something to be desired. And, my own personal thoughts, it really puts down on men, all men, almost entirely through the book over and over again. Two stars for the story, and don’t wanna give it that.

Listeners Also Bought

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (Unabridged) The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (Unabridged)
Gwendy's Button Box (Unabridged) Gwendy's Button Box (Unabridged)
Revival (Unabridged) Revival (Unabridged)
The Regulators (Unabridged) The Regulators (Unabridged)
Elevation (Unabridged) Elevation (Unabridged)
End of Watch (Unabridged) End of Watch (Unabridged)