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The Dog Stars

Peter Heller

"Leave it to Peter Heller to imagine a postapocalyptic world that contains as much loveliness as it does devastation. His hero, Hig, flies a 1956 Cessna (his dog as copilot) around what was once Colorado, chasing all the same things we chase in these pre-annihilation days: love, friendship, the solace of the natural world, and the chance to perform some small kindness. The Dog Stars is a wholly compelling and deeply engaging debut." -Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted A riveting, powerful novel about a pilot living in a world filled with loss-and what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace. Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life-something like his old life-exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return-not enough fuel to get him home-following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face-in the people he meets, and in himself-is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for. Narrated by a man who is part warrior and part dreamer, a hunter with a great shot and a heart that refuses to harden, The Dog Stars is both savagely funny and achingly sad, a breathtaking story about what it means to be human.

"Leave it to Peter Heller to imagine a postapocalyptic world that contains as much loveliness as it does devastation. His hero, Hig, flies a 1956 Cessna (his dog as copilot) around what was once Colorado, chasing all the same things we chase in these pre-annihilation days: love, friendship, the solace of the natural world, and the chance to perform some small kindness. The Dog Stars is a wholly compelling and deeply engaging debut." -Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted A riveting, powerful novel about a pilot living in a world filled with loss-and what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace. Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life-something like his old life-exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return-not enough fuel to get him home-following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face-in the people he meets, and in himself-is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for. Narrated by a man who is part warrior and part dreamer, a hunter with a great shot and a heart that refuses to harden, The Dog Stars is both savagely funny and achingly sad, a breathtaking story about what it means to be human.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"Leave it to Peter Heller to imagine a postapocalyptic world that contains as much loveliness as it does devastation. His hero, Hig, flies a 1956 Cessna (his dog as copilot) around what was once Colorado, chasing all the same things we chase in these pre-annihilation days: love, friendship, the solace of the natural world, and the chance to perform some small kindness. The Dog Stars is a wholly compelling and deeply engaging debut." -Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted A riveting, powerful novel about a pilot living in a world filled with loss-and what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace. Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life-something like his old life-exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return-not enough fuel to get him home-following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face-in the people he meets, and in himself-is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for. Narrated by a man who is part warrior and part dreamer, a hunter with a great shot and a heart that refuses to harden, The Dog Stars is both savagely funny and achingly sad, a breathtaking story about what it means to be human.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Deakins

Length:

10h 43m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:27


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:52


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:41


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:13


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:10


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:22


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:16


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:50


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:26


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:43


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:31