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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,222 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gemma Malley Narrator: Charlotte Parry Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781428198913
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Gemma Malley's debut won praise for its powerful message and vision of a frightening future that seems all too near. Longevity drugs have made it possible for people to live far beyond normal expectations, and children are now an unnecessary commodity. Anna is a surplus, one of the children whose parents were selfish enough to create her, and who now must suffer penance for their indulgence. But when a new surplus shows up at Anna's compound, Anna is torn between everything she has been taught and everything she hoped might one day come true. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/20/2014

    " I did not hate this book. I may even read the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret McGregor | 2/15/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book. It is written half in diary form and the other half by third person narration. It is the future where people no longer die - they take Longetivity pills and live for many lifetimes. The only catch is you cannot have any children. If you do you opt out of the program and you will die. If you do have children they become what is called a Surplus and put in group homes where they must work as servants to pay back the crime of "being born". It is spellbinding from the first page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niria | 2/10/2014

    " I think this was the first dystopia book I read. It was amazing/chilling/heart-rending, and over all really, really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 2/8/2014

    " I'm on the fence with this dystopian YA novel. It's not brilliant, but not bad either "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camila12 | 1/28/2014

    " Pretty fast but good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daneisha | 1/26/2014

    " I thought this was a new and different type of dystopian. It's unlike any I have read so far. It was a good book. I feel like a really good book evokes some kind of emotion from the reader and this one definitely did! I was so angry throughout most of this book! The way the adults referred and talked to the children in this book made me so mad! That's not to say it wasn't a good read because it really was. If you read it, I think you would have a better understanding of what I'm talking about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niky | 1/26/2014

    " Couldn't stop reading. It was amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 1/17/2014

    " Still reading it and trying to understand "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Safaa | 1/8/2014

    " Holy OMG! I read this in like 7th grade and wow! I loved it! I need to reread it becuase I forgot stuff! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arie | 12/31/2013

    " Good book. fairly predictable plot. interesting backstory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sydney | 12/1/2013

    " I think it was great book that really kept me interested. Its a great book if you like fast paced books that you could read over and over again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 11/30/2013

    " Longevity drugs. A little sick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gennie | 11/5/2013

    " Really good imaginative take on the future and I could identify with the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 9/30/2013

    " FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 6/1/2013

    " Loved the premise, but I really disliked the writing style. I also never felt attached to Anna as a character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wenny | 5/22/2013

    " Series is pretty good. Different concept. "

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

    " A slow beginning but by the end you could not put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/23/2011

    " A story about living forever, which oddly we don't have a lot of -- or at least I haven't read much of. It was good, but not special. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheree | 5/10/2011

    " I read this book ages ago and have recently been trying to remember what it is so i can find it and re-read it. I can hardly remember any of it, but i do remember thinking it was a good book, which is why i would like to read it again, especially now the other books are out!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlinleah | 5/1/2011

    " I don't know why i never thought of overpopulation being a problem with eternal life. it reminded me a lot of away we go- another book of "surpluses". and i'm so pleased to see a sequel! although it is a very satisfying stand alone book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/1/2011

    " An intriguing beginning. It's easy to get into this one.

    Just finished the book and highly recommend it. It is a bit like Fahrenheit 451, but not as sophisticated. It does make you think, while spinning a good dramatic story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 4/29/2011

    " This had a great plot. I really enjoyed it. Most of the book was berve recking and you never knew what was going to happen to them. I just recently found the next book, and am starting it tonight. Yay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda | 4/27/2011

    " This was a quick read in my new favorite genre - dystopian fiction. I will be looking forward to reading the next one. It is definitely one for discussion groups. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 4/15/2011

    " It was really really good, but kind of slow at the beginning. All in all, I really liked it. Thanks again, Sara! "

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About the Narrator

Charlotte Parry has performed in several Broadway plays, including the revival of The Winslow Boy and The Importance of Being Earnest. Also an accomplished narrator, she has read several audiobooks for Recorded Books and Random House.