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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,809 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rice Narrator: Samantha Prescott Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sleeping Beauty Series Release Date:
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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.

Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Beginning with The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty originally released in 1983, Rice published the erotica trilogy under the pseudonym A.N. Roquelaure. And let me tell you, these stories put much of today’s erotic fiction to shame with it’s super spicy heat level!”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Soukyan Blackwood | 2/18/2014

    " I wanted to give it only 3 stars, but ending intrigued me and while middle often bored with overload of spanking - the beginning and the very last 5 pages or so made it worth the while. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cheryl Rogers | 2/17/2014

    " Too much humiliation for me. It felt more like a book about rape and not romance. I will not be reading the rest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Shelbi Baham | 2/16/2014

    " As a credit to Anne Rice, the writing was in good form. That is where my compliments to this book stop. I have not read 50 Shades of Grey and so cannot attest to the validity of the comparison noted on the cover of the book. Whether or not the two compare, this book was not fun to read at all and I found it more of a chore than a pleasure to finish. The sadomasichism I think I could have dealt with if the plot had been up to par with Anne Rice's other novels; it was not. The plot was very slow to develop over the course of the novel except when a large chunk of it spills out near the end. As for the sexual content of the novel, while some of the imagery was quite imaginative, I found the constant struggle between the prisoners and the nobles to be repetitive and exhausting. Overall, I wouldn't recommend anyone waste their time with this one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kathryn | 2/9/2014

    " What makes a good book these days? Throw a bunch if sex scenes together, add a crappy plot and a weak willed girl and your all set! If I could give this book half a star, I would. "

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