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Ruth

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  • Beggars in Spain

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Nancy Kress
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (209)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (106)

    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.

    Rachelle says: "Pleasantly Surprised"
    "Entertaining but occasionally hard to follow"
    Overall

    Others have commented on the Ayn Rand similarities - that didn't bother me, though. I found it to be entertaining science fiction.

    The one irritation for me is that the narrator had a similar voice change when switching characters as she did when switching emotions. Some characters had voices very similar to one another's (and I guess the author under-did it on the "he said / she said"), so that sometimes it was hard to follow who was speaking when. The narrator had a wonderful odd breathy "Yes", but too many different characters used it. This is a minor quibble, though. I'm glad I bought it.

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