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Drood - A Novel

Dan Simmons

On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens -- at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world -- hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever. Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean mere research . . . or something more terrifying? Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.

On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens -- at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world -- hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever. Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean mere research . . . or something more terrifying? Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.
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On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens -- at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world -- hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever. Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean mere research . . . or something more terrifying? Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

10h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:52


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:00


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:40


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:11


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:54


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:29


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:58


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:32


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:03


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:47


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:33


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:40


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:23


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:31


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:37


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:32


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:07


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:53


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:00


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:18


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:20


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:31


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:34


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:50


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:18


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:51


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:21


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:40


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:49


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:21


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:24


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:55


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:19


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:41


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:56


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:31


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:47


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:19


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:07


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:49


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:25


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:40


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:53


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:58


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:02


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:44


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:25


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:14


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:05


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:54


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:19