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Fierce Kingdom - A Novel

Gin Phillips

"Expertly made thriller . . . clever and irresistible." —The New York Times An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she'll go to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running. Joan's intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger. A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?

"Expertly made thriller . . . clever and irresistible." —The New York Times An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she'll go to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running. Joan's intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger. A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?
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"Expertly made thriller . . . clever and irresistible." —The New York Times An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she'll go to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running. Joan's intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger. A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

8h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:30


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:59


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:35


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:12


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:48


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:54


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:18


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:15


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:28