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The Dream of Perpetual Motion - A Novel

Dexter Palmer

Imprisoned aboard a zeppelin that floats above a city reminiscent of those of the classic films Metropolis and Brazil, the greeting card writer Harold Winslow is composing his memoirs. His companions are the only woman he has ever loved, who has gone insane, and the cryogenically frozen body of her father, the devilish genius who drove her mad. The tale of Harold's decades-long thwarted love is also one in which he watches technology transform his childhood home from a mere burgeoning metropolis to a waking dream, in which the well-heeled have mechanical men for servants, deserted islands can exist within skyscrapers, and the worlds of fairy tales can be built from scratch. And as he heads toward a final, desperate confrontation with the mad inventor, he discovers that he is an unwitting participant in the creation of the greatest invention of them all-the perpetual motion machine. The Dream of Perpetual Motion is a memorable debut that will be one of the most talked-about books of the year.

Imprisoned aboard a zeppelin that floats above a city reminiscent of those of the classic films Metropolis and Brazil, the greeting card writer Harold Winslow is composing his memoirs. His companions are the only woman he has ever loved, who has gone insane, and the cryogenically frozen body of her father, the devilish genius who drove her mad. The tale of Harold's decades-long thwarted love is also one in which he watches technology transform his childhood home from a mere burgeoning metropolis to a waking dream, in which the well-heeled have mechanical men for servants, deserted islands can exist within skyscrapers, and the worlds of fairy tales can be built from scratch. And as he heads toward a final, desperate confrontation with the mad inventor, he discovers that he is an unwitting participant in the creation of the greatest invention of them all-the perpetual motion machine. The Dream of Perpetual Motion is a memorable debut that will be one of the most talked-about books of the year.
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Imprisoned aboard a zeppelin that floats above a city reminiscent of those of the classic films Metropolis and Brazil, the greeting card writer Harold Winslow is composing his memoirs. His companions are the only woman he has ever loved, who has gone insane, and the cryogenically frozen body of her father, the devilish genius who drove her mad. The tale of Harold's decades-long thwarted love is also one in which he watches technology transform his childhood home from a mere burgeoning metropolis to a waking dream, in which the well-heeled have mechanical men for servants, deserted islands can exist within skyscrapers, and the worlds of fairy tales can be built from scratch. And as he heads toward a final, desperate confrontation with the mad inventor, he discovers that he is an unwitting participant in the creation of the greatest invention of them all-the perpetual motion machine. The Dream of Perpetual Motion is a memorable debut that will be one of the most talked-about books of the year.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Dufris

Length:

13h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:28


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:01


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

04:26


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

07:02


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

03:09


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:02


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

04:55


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

03:49


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

00:44


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

04:18


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

02:00


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

01:34


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

12:32


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

01:20


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

06:22


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

02:49


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

06:28


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:46


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

06:34


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

09:01


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

04:12


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

04:17


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

06:48


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

10:48


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

06:05


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

04:10


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

02:06


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

02:35


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

03:59


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

06:02


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

02:16


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

09:50


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

00:50


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

01:42


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

08:29


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

01:34


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

02:42


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

01:33


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

01:57


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

01:03


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

05:50


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

04:24


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

07:22


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

09:01


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

02:48


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

05:11


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

03:19


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

06:22


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

01:19


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

05:18


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

05:50


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

04:07


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

01:01


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

10:09


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

03:48


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

01:58


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

03:38


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

03:31


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

05:51


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

01:16


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

03:28


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

03:01


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

03:25


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

01:14


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

04:35


Part 2, Chapter 53
Part 2, Chapter 53

04:37


Part 2, Chapter 54
Part 2, Chapter 54

07:33


Part 2, Chapter 55
Part 2, Chapter 55

00:36


Part 2, Chapter 56
Part 2, Chapter 56

04:04


Part 2, Chapter 57
Part 2, Chapter 57

01:00


Part 2, Chapter 58
Part 2, Chapter 58

06:59


Part 2, Chapter 59
Part 2, Chapter 59

01:37


Part 2, Chapter 60
Part 2, Chapter 60

11:18


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

05:12


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

10:04


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

04:35


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

05:23


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

00:53


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

04:21


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

04:47


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

03:59


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

02:14


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

04:23


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

03:12


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

02:30


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

05:17


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

01:20


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

04:14


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

03:57


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

00:44


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

19:15


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

06:33


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

06:33


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

03:07


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

07:29


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

02:51


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

03:41


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

07:03


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

02:50


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

01:17


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

04:33


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

05:34


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

08:18


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

05:29


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

02:12


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

00:33


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

02:38


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

03:27


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

00:51


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

01:25


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

03:34


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

06:11


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

01:58


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

03:37


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

02:34


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

02:10


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

01:17


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

03:13


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

04:54


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

06:34


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

05:07


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

16:22


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

05:15


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

16:15


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

04:01


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

08:30


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

02:21


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

07:44


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

09:03


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

01:25


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

06:46


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

10:28


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

03:19


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

06:15


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

04:28


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

02:56


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

00:32


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

09:05


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

03:23


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

13:37


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

02:13


Part 5, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 7

09:12


Part 5, Chapter 8
Part 5, Chapter 8

03:50


Part 5, Chapter 9
Part 5, Chapter 9

01:07:27


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

06:47


Part 5, Chapter 11
Part 5, Chapter 11

01:24


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

02:53


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

02:07


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

06:18


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

02:30


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

01:31


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

12:23


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

06:06


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

07:46


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

06:25


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

04:19


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

01:32


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

01:24


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

03:19


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

01:19


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

01:19


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

03:10


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

01:02


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

03:24


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

00:43


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

10:02


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

00:25