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The Big Dark

Rodman Philbrick

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Description:

In this page-turning adventure by Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick, a solar event knocks out our planet's electricity, and a boy must risk his life to save his sick mother. What would you do if every spark of electricity suddenly vanished, as if somebody had flipped a switch on the entire planet? Cars won't start, the heat shuts off, there's no water in your faucet, and your radio, TV, and flashlight go dark. Everyone in Charlie's small town is baffled. But as time passes, lawlessness erupts and takes an ugly turn. When the market and pharmacy are torched by an anti-Semitic arsonist, Charlie realizes his mother will die without her medicine. So he dons skis and heads off alone, seeking the nearest hospital. After traveling fifty miles through brutal ice and snow, Charlie encounters a burned-out, looted city of terrified citizens. Will he be able to save his mom? Heroic, eloquent, and unforgettable, The Big Dark raises timely questions about responsibility, tolerance, and love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Crouch

Length:

3h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:52


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:39