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Fangland - A Novel

John Marks

An acclaimed novelist and former 60 Minutes producer grandly reinvents the Dracula epic in the halls of a certain television newsmagazine In the annals of business trips gone horribly wrong, Evangeline Harker's journey to Romania on behalf of her employer, the popular television newsmagazine The Hour, deserves pride of place. Sent to Transylvania to scout out a possible story on a notorious Eastern European crime boss named Ion Torgu, she has found the true nature of Torgu's activities to be far more monstrous than anything her young journalist's mind could have imagined. The fact that her employer clearly won't get the segment it was hoping for is soon the very least of her concerns. Back in New York, Evangeline's disappearance causes an uproar at the office and a wave of guilt and recrimination. Then suddenly, several months later, she's heard from: miraculously, she's convalescing in a Transylvania monastery, her memory seemingly scrubbed. But then who was sending e-mails through her account to The Hour employees? And what are those great coffin-like boxes of objects delivered to the office in her name from the Old Country? And why does the show's sound system appear to be infected with some strange virus, an aural bug that coats all recordings in a faint background hiss that sounds like the chanting of...place-names? And what about the rumors that a correspondent has scored an interview with Torgu, here in New York, after all? As a very dark Old World atmosphere deepens in the halls of one of America's most trusted television programs, its employees are forced to confront a threat beyond their wildest imaginings, a threat that makes gossip about an impending corporate shakeup seem very quaint indeed. Written in the form of diary entries, e-mails, therapy journals, and other artifacts of early-twenty-first-century American professional-class life, compiled as an informal inquest by a very interested party, Fangland manages both to be a genuinely-in fact triumphantly-frightening vampire novel in the grand tr

An acclaimed novelist and former 60 Minutes producer grandly reinvents the Dracula epic in the halls of a certain television newsmagazine In the annals of business trips gone horribly wrong, Evangeline Harker's journey to Romania on behalf of her employer, the popular television newsmagazine The Hour, deserves pride of place. Sent to Transylvania to scout out a possible story on a notorious Eastern European crime boss named Ion Torgu, she has found the true nature of Torgu's activities to be far more monstrous than anything her young journalist's mind could have imagined. The fact that her employer clearly won't get the segment it was hoping for is soon the very least of her concerns. Back in New York, Evangeline's disappearance causes an uproar at the office and a wave of guilt and recrimination. Then suddenly, several months later, she's heard from: miraculously, she's convalescing in a Transylvania monastery, her memory seemingly scrubbed. But then who was sending e-mails through her account to The Hour employees? And what are those great coffin-like boxes of objects delivered to the office in her name from the Old Country? And why does the show's sound system appear to be infected with some strange virus, an aural bug that coats all recordings in a faint background hiss that sounds like the chanting of...place-names? And what about the rumors that a correspondent has scored an interview with Torgu, here in New York, after all? As a very dark Old World atmosphere deepens in the halls of one of America's most trusted television programs, its employees are forced to confront a threat beyond their wildest imaginings, a threat that makes gossip about an impending corporate shakeup seem very quaint indeed. Written in the form of diary entries, e-mails, therapy journals, and other artifacts of early-twenty-first-century American professional-class life, compiled as an informal inquest by a very interested party, Fangland manages both to be a genuinely-in fact triumphantly-frightening vampire novel in the grand tr
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An acclaimed novelist and former 60 Minutes producer grandly reinvents the Dracula epic in the halls of a certain television newsmagazine In the annals of business trips gone horribly wrong, Evangeline Harker's journey to Romania on behalf of her employer, the popular television newsmagazine The Hour, deserves pride of place. Sent to Transylvania to scout out a possible story on a notorious Eastern European crime boss named Ion Torgu, she has found the true nature of Torgu's activities to be far more monstrous than anything her young journalist's mind could have imagined. The fact that her employer clearly won't get the segment it was hoping for is soon the very least of her concerns. Back in New York, Evangeline's disappearance causes an uproar at the office and a wave of guilt and recrimination. Then suddenly, several months later, she's heard from: miraculously, she's convalescing in a Transylvania monastery, her memory seemingly scrubbed. But then who was sending e-mails through her account to The Hour employees? And what are those great coffin-like boxes of objects delivered to the office in her name from the Old Country? And why does the show's sound system appear to be infected with some strange virus, an aural bug that coats all recordings in a faint background hiss that sounds like the chanting of...place-names? And what about the rumors that a correspondent has scored an interview with Torgu, here in New York, after all? As a very dark Old World atmosphere deepens in the halls of one of America's most trusted television programs, its employees are forced to confront a threat beyond their wildest imaginings, a threat that makes gossip about an impending corporate shakeup seem very quaint indeed. Written in the form of diary entries, e-mails, therapy journals, and other artifacts of early-twenty-first-century American professional-class life, compiled as an informal inquest by a very interested party, Fangland manages both to be a genuinely-in fact triumphantly-frightening vampire novel in the grand tr

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ellen Archer, Todd McLaren, Michael Prichard, Simon Vance

Length:

12h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:08


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

07:15


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:20


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

21:52


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

08:38


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:19


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

05:46


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

25:58


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

12:15


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

19:28


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

07:34


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

23:12


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

17:11


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

06:52


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

07:52


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

17:12


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

17:52


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

03:55


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

13:07


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

03:38


Part 3
Part 3

34:23


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

08:25


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

03:03


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

10:23


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

09:24


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

06:34


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

12:05


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

06:51


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

14:25


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

20:24


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

17:51


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

06:52


Part 6
Part 6

44:16


Part 7
Part 7

16:10


Part 8
Part 8

39:00


Part 9, Chapter 34
Part 9, Chapter 34

12:58


Part 9, Chapter 35
Part 9, Chapter 35

07:07


Part 9, Chapter 36
Part 9, Chapter 36

08:48


Part 10, Chapter 37
Part 10, Chapter 37

07:40


Part 10, Chapter 38
Part 10, Chapter 38

13:16


Part 10, Chapter 39
Part 10, Chapter 39

02:45


Part 10, Chapter 40
Part 10, Chapter 40

02:14


Part 10, Chapter 41
Part 10, Chapter 41

02:32


Part 11
Part 11

41:53


Part 12
Part 12

18:12


Part 13
Part 13

49:36


Part 14
Part 14

49:53


Part 15, Chapter 46
Part 15, Chapter 46

38:29


Part 15, Chapter 47
Part 15, Chapter 47

13:59


Part 15, Chapter 48
Part 15, Chapter 48

00:28