A Long, Long Sleep

  • by Anna Sheehan
  • Narrated by Angela Dawe
  • 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for 62 years when she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten subbasement, 16-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now her parents and her first love are long dead, and Rose -  hailed upon her awakening as the long-lost heir to an interplanetary empire - is thrust alone into a future in which she is viewed as either a freak or a threat. Desperate to put the past behind her and adapt to her new world, Rose finds herself drawn to the boy who kissed her awake, hoping that he can help her to start fresh. But when a deadly danger jeopardizes her fragile new existence, Rose must face the ghosts of her past with open eyes - or be left without any future at all.

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Sleeping Beauty Sci-Fi Edition

This is a hard book for me to review. Although it is a very light and enjoyable listen it also has some depth and layers to it that will absolutely break your heart.

It’s a great story with tons of action and so many twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. Not to mention it has a killer ending. Yes folks, this book actually has an ending!

If like YA books like Cinder or Under the Never Sky then you will enjoy this one too.

4 stars
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- Katheryne "Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller."

Haunting, Beautifully Written Story!

This is a superbly written, bittersweet story that has moved and affected me like few others. The characters are full and complex, breathing and coming to life from the pages for us, the reader. I fell in love with Rose and Xavier, and am awed by the author's potrayal of the love between them. The nuances of her writing are sheer art and poetry, unique and fresh amid anything else I've read. She makes your heart ache for the consequences of choices and time lost between them. She makes you feel the characters' emotions and struggles, both internal and external.The ending is mostly satisfying, and completely bittersweet at the same time. For me, the change in dynamic made the relationship between the two main characters a lot more awkward at the end than it was in the beginning. That seemed so unfair, (for them!) but also resonated pretty realistically with me (true to life if such a thing happened in our real world) and I felt the author handled it with grace and good taste. This book is begging for a sequel...and I would have one main question: Can there possibly be more for Xavier's future?... Because as much as it seems like there's more to tell about other parts of the story, it just won't feel right to me if the answer to that is no.
I felt the narration is excellent, and very well suited to the characters.
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- Arwen "I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio