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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Kress Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Beggars Trilogy Release Date:
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In a world where the slightest edge can mean the difference between success and failure, Leisha Camden is beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent, and one of a growing number of human beings who have been genetically modified to never require sleep.

Once considered interesting anomalies, now Leisha and the other “Sleepless” are outcasts, victims of blind hatred, political repression, and shocking mob violence meant to drive them from human society and, ultimately, from Earth itself.

But Leisha Camden has chosen to remain behind in a world that envies and fears her “gift,” a world marked for destruction by a deadly conspiracy of freedom—and revenge.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Superb…An exquisite saga of biological advantages.”

    Denver Post

  • “Thought-provoking…Raises some intriguing scientific and sociological issues.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Kress] explores the nature of humanity’s fear of differences in this elegantly written novel set on tomorrow’s horizon. A priority purchase for sf collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “A thoughtful, carefully constructed exploration of various ethical questions.”


  • “A depth of imagination unusual even among science fiction writers.”


  • “Thrilling drama, compelling dialectic.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 1992 Hugo Award for Best Novella
  • Winner of the 1991 Nebula Award for Best Novella
  • A 1994 John W. Campbell Award Nominee
  • A 1994 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award Nominee
  • A 1994 Locus Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

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

    " Loved loved loved the opening novella. Liked the rest of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Paul | 2/7/2014

    " This is a series? Gad, I barely made it through the first one, and I could not care less what happens in the future of this alternate...future. It's not painful, but it feels like a waste of time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Horatio Nunez | 2/1/2014

    " A great read. A tempting concept and a beautiful (yet rational) conclusion to the greatest dilemma we can found in our current societies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Darla | 1/30/2014

    " Okay. Nancy Kress is another one of the those gender-issue authors I usually enjoy. And this was okay, but I had to read the description to remember what it was about. "

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