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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (621 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Kress Narrator: Judy Young Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Beggars Trilogy Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9781455193226
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In this unforgettable conclusion to Nancy Kress’ groundbreaking trilogy which began with the Nebula Award–winning Beggars in Spain, it is now two hundred years in the future. Regular human beings hate and fear the Sleepless and the SuperSleepless, genetically modified humans who are immune to disease and hunger and do not need to sleep. When the Sleepless plot to take over the world and leave regular humans powerless, civilization and the very meaning of the word “human” hang in the balance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kress brings her Beggars trilogy to a powerful close…The scale of Kress’ vision is large as she lays out a drama that—convincingly if unsurprisingly—argues that moral quandaries can’t be addressed by technology.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Kress shows us the pitfalls in a world dependent on medical technology and the consequences for humans. Highly recommended for SF collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “Masterful…Kress continues in the same tradition of terrific storytelling.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie | 1/18/2014

    " 3rd in Trilogy. Very thought-provoking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kyrie | 11/7/2013

    " After Beggars and Choosers, I was expecting so much more. This tale took an unexpected turn and as a result, I didn't like it as well as the first two in the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 10/21/2013

    " Nancy Kress...wow! This book gets better as it goes. Have to reread Beggars in Spain and read the second in the trilogy. Kress is thought-provoking and hard-hitting...and if you like hard science, she can deliver. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 3/23/2013

    " Satisfying completion to the trilogy. Provocative story on how the talented and mundane interact. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karina | 1/5/2013

    " Much better than the second in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Foxglow | 8/4/2012

    " Part three of the "Sleepless" series. What happens in the aftermath? A race to the finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 3/2/2012

    " I like that this series extends such a long time period (100+ years). It gives the author a chance to really develop some of the social and political implications of the science. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ari | 12/14/2011

    " I thought the trilogy ended on a strong note. Kress manages to keep finding new angles on the overall question she's interested in, which is human inequality and needs. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 12/14/2011

    " The third book in the "Beggars" trilogy. Another excellent read. Nancy Kress manages to maintain her complex society and characters, and provides some indirect social commentary on the nature of human excellence and empathy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 4/2/2011

    " Nancy Kress...wow! This book gets better as it goes. Have to reread Beggars in Spain and read the second in the trilogy. Kress is thought-provoking and hard-hitting...and if you like hard science, she can deliver. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karina | 6/28/2010

    " Much better than the second in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/11/2009

    " I like that this series extends such a long time period (100+ years). It gives the author a chance to really develop some of the social and political implications of the science. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie | 10/5/2008

    " 3rd in Trilogy. Very thought-provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 11/15/2007

    " Satisfying completion to the trilogy. Provocative story on how the talented and mundane interact. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 8/16/2007

    " The third book in the "Beggars" trilogy. Another excellent read. Nancy Kress manages to maintain her complex society and characters, and provides some indirect social commentary on the nature of human excellence and empathy. "

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About the Author
Author Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress is the bestselling author of twenty science fiction and fantasy novels, including Beggars in Spain, Probability Space, and Steal across the Sky. She has also published four short-story collections and three books on the fundamentals of writing. Kress frequently explores biology and genetic engineering in her fiction, as in her acclaimed Beggars series and her bio-thriller, Dogs. She is a six-time Nebula Award winner and the recipient of the Sturgeon and Campbell Awards as well as two Hugos. Her fiction has been translated into nearly two dozen languages. She teaches at venues including the Clarion Writers’ Program and, as a guest professor, at the University of Leipzig.