Written By: Owen King, Stephen King

Narrated By: Marin Ireland

Date: September 2017

Duration: 25 hours 21 minutes


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.


  • craig s

    This was an amazing book! I really enjoyed it. Kept me interested. I loved the narrator. She did an excellent job, especially with all the characters. Made me feel like I was there. Two thumbs up to this book. Stephen and Owen King out did themselves. Highly recommend this book to anyone who is a serious Stephen King fan!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


    I was very disappointed in this book, not near enough father and way too much son. Every man in the book appears to be a character from Deliverance and SOBs on top of it. The plot moved along so s-l-o-w-l-y I almost couldn't finish it, which was bad enough, but there were too many characters to follow.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • glenice n

    I am a big fan of Mr.King, however, this is not one of my favorites. I found it very confusing. To many characters and names. Found it to be a bit slow.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Markham R

    This is not your typical SK book. It's about 5 hours of interesting story and 20 hours of man hating left wing rhetoric. The Kings hit all the left's talking points though. The book is set Appalachia where, according to the Kings, every man is a homophobic, woman bashing, bigoted, coal loving, gun loving violent piece of human feces. In fact, they imply that basically all man are horrible and the world would be better off with just women. SK usually let's a little of his political ideology seep thru but to bash the reader over the head is tedious. Narrator's "white trash" accent is exaggerated and annoying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Christina L

    This was my first audio book and I found the book very boring. Took me 3 months to get through it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Marcus O

    Decent book in classic King style. Unfortunately he allows his political views dominate at times, and classifies gun owners as backward hicks. That was rather offensive.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Debi A.

    im glad to have tried the book by father and son and it wasn't a bad book by any means but just not my kind of weird. im used to a different level of creepy and idk its strange ill give them that I was like WOW alot but it was just not a favorite for me but it was done well anyway considering father and son being who they are it had to be hard to write together so my hats off to how well they did on writing it. I do like it better when separated better but thats just me.

  • Anonymous

    The story line was pretty good, I enjoyed the story itself, however, the exuberant amount of cussing was unnecessary and actually took away from the story. Loved that the ending explained what happened to all the characters! I hate it when a story leaves you wondering what happened after the major events, but this one closed well. The narrator was fantastic!

  • Donna J.

    Not a fan......not a fan at all :( boo

  • Natale R.

    not bad. I enjoyed the book but I thought it didn't really live up to what I was expecting

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