The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice audiobook

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

By Anne Rice , writing as A. N. Roquelaure
Read by Samantha Prescott

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780452281424

The Sleeping Beauty Series: Book 1

9.14 Hours 1
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From bestselling author Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquleaure. 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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

From bestselling author Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquleaure. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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!” RT Book Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by penpusher 9/13/2017
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DO NOT TOUCH

After the success of the 50 shades of hay, this has been released as the author tries to cash in, do not purchase please!!

This is dry prose, and the sexual content is contrived and becomes tedious dull and boring, and all the characters are cardboard cutouts try and find another audio book to waste your dollars on.

by Flamingo 9/13/2017
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Just couldn't get into it!

This was just too hard to get into. I didn't find it erotic, just unbelievable. No fairy tale, just an excuse for one class debasing another class of human beings. Beauty just accepted her fate. No deep thinking, no resistance. I listened for about an hour and a half and just quit. This left me cold. This is the first time that I have not enjoyed Anne Rice.

Author

Author Bio: Anne Rice

Author Bio: Anne Rice

Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a Master of Arts degree in English and creative writing from San Francisco State University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science. She is the author of over thirty books, including tales of the Mayfair Witches. Her first novel, Interview with the Vampire, was published in 1976 and has gone on to become part of one of the bestselling series of all time. She continued her saga of the Vampire Lestat in a series of books, collectively known as the Vampire Chronicles, which have had both great mainstream and cult followings. She lives in Palm Desert, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 9.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English