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Darwin's Children

Greg Bear

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Greg Bear's Nebula Award-winning novel, Darwin's Radio, painted a chilling portrait of humankind on the threshold of a radical leap in evolution-one that would alter our species forever. Now Bear continues his provocative tale of the human race confronted by an uncertain future, where "survival of the fittest" takes on astonishing and controversial new dimensions. DARWIN'S CHILDREN Eleven years have passed since SHEVA, an ancient retrovirus, was discovered in human DNA-a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence . . . and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths, possessed of remarkable, advanced traits that mark a major turning point in human development, are also ticking time bombs harboring hosts of viruses that could exterminate the "old" human race. Fear and hatred of the virus children have made them a persecuted underclass, quarantined by the government in special "schools," targeted by federally sanctioned bounty hunters, and demonized by hysterical segments of the population. But pockets of resistance have sprung up among those opposed to treating the children like dangerous diseases-and who fear the worst if the government's draconian measures are carried to their extreme. Scientists Kaye Lang and Mitch Rafelson are part of this small but determined minority. Once at the forefront of the discovery and study of the SHEVA outbreak, they now live as virtual exiles in the Virginia suburbs with their daughter, Stella-a bright, inquisitive virus child who is quickly maturing, straining to break free of the protective world her parents have built around her, and eager to seek out others of her kind. But for all their precautions, Kaye, Mitch, and Stella have not slipped below the government's radar. The agencies fanatically devoted to segregating and controlling the new-breed children monitor their every move-watching and waiting fo

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

17h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:45

Introduction
Introduction

00:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:27


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:48


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:20


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:47


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:51


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:08


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:59


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:39


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:54


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:36


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:54


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:30


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:17


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:06


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

10:01


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

10:51


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:11


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:53


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:07


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:08


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:29


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:01


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:56


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:33


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

09:16


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:23


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:07


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:15


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:04


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:17


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

10:33


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:23


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:33


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

09:41


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

09:48


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:46


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:11


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:52


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:42


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:14


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:36


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

02:39


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:43


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:55


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:33


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:39


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:45


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:00


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

10:17


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:01


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:01


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:07


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:43


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:43


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:50


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:08


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:19


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:11


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:36


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:34


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:36


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:08


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:41


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:10


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:57


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

01:49


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:09


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

08:01


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

10:17


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

09:44


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:56


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:24


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:06


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:37


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

09:19


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:12


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:33


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:49


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:40


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:33


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

08:17


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:12


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

00:24