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Quicksilver - Volume One of The Baroque Cycle

Neal Stephenson

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight. It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds -- risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox. And it is the tale of Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance. A gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life, Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time. And it's just the beginning ... Performed by Simon Prebble and Stina Nielsen

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Preble, Stina Nielsen

Length:

22h 1m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

35:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

30:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

30:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

27:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

30:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

26:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

31:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

27:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

29:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

33:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

25:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

24:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

31:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

14:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

23:32