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Station Eleven - A novel

Emily St. John Mandel

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2014 National Book Award Finalist A New York Times Bestseller An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur's chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the highways, gunshots ring out, and life disintegrates around them. Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, and tattooed on Kirsten's arm is a line from Star Trek: "Because survival is insufficient." But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave. Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. As Arthur falls in and out of love, as Jeevan watches the newscasters say their final good-byes, and as Kirsten finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the prophet, we see the strange twists of fate that connect them all. A novel of art, memory, and ambition, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirsten Potter

Length:

10h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:35


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

20:40


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

06:02


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

21:38


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

01:22


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

05:24


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

02:59


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

14:48


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

02:27


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

05:06


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

23:41


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

03:17


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

19:11


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

20:48


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

24:04


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

38:54


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

02:30


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

05:31


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

05:15


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

16:00


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

09:00


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

01:20


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

09:00


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

16:27


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

16:40


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

11:03


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

12:17


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

14:17


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

01:30


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

01:04


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

08:46


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

02:10


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

03:37


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

03:34


Part 5, Chapter 34
Part 5, Chapter 34

02:44


Part 5, Chapter 35
Part 5, Chapter 35

01:07


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

12:27


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

02:38


Part 6, Chapter 38
Part 6, Chapter 38

12:06


Part 6, Chapter 39
Part 6, Chapter 39

25:26


Part 6, Chapter 40
Part 6, Chapter 40

16:55


Part 6, Chapter 41
Part 6, Chapter 41

07:12


Part 7, Chapter 42
Part 7, Chapter 42

24:29


Part 7, Chapter 43
Part 7, Chapter 43

35:06


Part 7, Chapter 44
Part 7, Chapter 44

15:24


Part 7, Chapter 45
Part 7, Chapter 45

08:17


Part 7, Chapter 46
Part 7, Chapter 46

13:13


Part 7, Chapter 47
Part 7, Chapter 47

11:42


Part 8, Chapter 48
Part 8, Chapter 48

10:35


Part 8, Chapter 49
Part 8, Chapter 49

13:53


Part 8, Chapter 50
Part 8, Chapter 50

23:41


Part 8, Chapter 51
Part 8, Chapter 51

15:37


Part 8, Chapter 52
Part 8, Chapter 52

03:03


Part 9, Chapter 53
Part 9, Chapter 53

28:24


Part 9, Chapter 54
Part 9, Chapter 54

01:39


Part 9, Chapter 55
Part 9, Chapter 55

05:00


Part 9, Chapter 56
Part 9, Chapter 56

00:29