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Boneshaker

Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest's long-awaited steampunk debut, Boneshaker, opens in the early days of the Civil War when rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska's ice. Thus was Dr. Blue's Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born. But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead. Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue's widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history. His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.

Cherie Priest's long-awaited steampunk debut, Boneshaker, opens in the early days of the Civil War when rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska's ice. Thus was Dr. Blue's Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born. But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead. Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue's widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history. His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.
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Cherie Priest's long-awaited steampunk debut, Boneshaker, opens in the early days of the Civil War when rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska's ice. Thus was Dr. Blue's Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born. But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead. Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue's widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history. His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wil Wheaton, Kate Reading

Length:

13h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

14:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

54:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

40:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

32:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

38:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

29:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

33:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

45:47