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Fiend - A Novel

Peter Stenson

There's more than one kind of monster. When Chase Daniels first sees the little girl in umbrella socks tearing open the Rottweiler, he's not too concerned. As a longtime meth addict, he's no stranger to horrifying, drug-fueled hallucinations. But as he and his fellow junkies soon discover, the little girl is no illusion. The end of the world really has arrived. The funny thing is, Chase's life was over long before the apocalypse got here, his existence already reduced to a stinking basement apartment and a filthy mattress and an endless grind of buying and selling and using. He's lied and cheated and stolen and broken his parents' hearts a thousand times. And he threw away his only shot at sobriety a long time ago, when he chose the embrace of the drug over the woman he still loves. And if your life's already shattered beyond any normal hopes of redemption…well, maybe the end of the world is an opportunity. Maybe it's a last chance for Chase to hit restart and become the man he once dreamed of being. Soon he's fighting to reconnect with his lost love and dreaming of becoming her hero among civilization's ruins. But is salvation just another pipe dream? Propelled by a blistering first-person voice and featuring a powerfully compelling antihero, Fiend is at once a riveting portrait of addiction, a pitch-black love story, and a meditation on hope, redemption, and delusion-not to mention one hell of a zombie novel.

There's more than one kind of monster. When Chase Daniels first sees the little girl in umbrella socks tearing open the Rottweiler, he's not too concerned. As a longtime meth addict, he's no stranger to horrifying, drug-fueled hallucinations. But as he and his fellow junkies soon discover, the little girl is no illusion. The end of the world really has arrived. The funny thing is, Chase's life was over long before the apocalypse got here, his existence already reduced to a stinking basement apartment and a filthy mattress and an endless grind of buying and selling and using. He's lied and cheated and stolen and broken his parents' hearts a thousand times. And he threw away his only shot at sobriety a long time ago, when he chose the embrace of the drug over the woman he still loves. And if your life's already shattered beyond any normal hopes of redemption…well, maybe the end of the world is an opportunity. Maybe it's a last chance for Chase to hit restart and become the man he once dreamed of being. Soon he's fighting to reconnect with his lost love and dreaming of becoming her hero among civilization's ruins. But is salvation just another pipe dream? Propelled by a blistering first-person voice and featuring a powerfully compelling antihero, Fiend is at once a riveting portrait of addiction, a pitch-black love story, and a meditation on hope, redemption, and delusion-not to mention one hell of a zombie novel.
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There's more than one kind of monster. When Chase Daniels first sees the little girl in umbrella socks tearing open the Rottweiler, he's not too concerned. As a longtime meth addict, he's no stranger to horrifying, drug-fueled hallucinations. But as he and his fellow junkies soon discover, the little girl is no illusion. The end of the world really has arrived. The funny thing is, Chase's life was over long before the apocalypse got here, his existence already reduced to a stinking basement apartment and a filthy mattress and an endless grind of buying and selling and using. He's lied and cheated and stolen and broken his parents' hearts a thousand times. And he threw away his only shot at sobriety a long time ago, when he chose the embrace of the drug over the woman he still loves. And if your life's already shattered beyond any normal hopes of redemption…well, maybe the end of the world is an opportunity. Maybe it's a last chance for Chase to hit restart and become the man he once dreamed of being. Soon he's fighting to reconnect with his lost love and dreaming of becoming her hero among civilization's ruins. But is salvation just another pipe dream? Propelled by a blistering first-person voice and featuring a powerfully compelling antihero, Fiend is at once a riveting portrait of addiction, a pitch-black love story, and a meditation on hope, redemption, and delusion-not to mention one hell of a zombie novel.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Todd Haberkorn

Length:

8h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:09


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

12:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

10:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

10:16


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:41


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:51


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:43


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:00


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:26


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:27


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:36


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:21


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:24


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:16


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:30