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The Fireman - A Novel

Joe Hill

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman. The fireman is coming. Stay cool. No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies-before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe. Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she's discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob's dismay, Harper wants to live-at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child. Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads-armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn't as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter's jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman. The fireman is coming. Stay cool. No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies-before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe. Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she's discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob's dismay, Harper wants to live-at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child. Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads-armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn't as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter's jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between
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From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman. The fireman is coming. Stay cool. No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies-before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe. Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she's discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob's dismay, Harper wants to live-at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child. Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads-armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn't as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter's jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Mulgrew

Length:

22h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

27:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

25:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

11:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

20:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

21:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

19:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

11:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

15:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

10:08


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:44


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

19:21


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

10:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

11:24


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:22


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

19:41


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

15:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:39


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

10:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:13


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:21


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:31


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

10:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

13:10


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

12:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:13


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:12


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:13


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:24


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

12:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

19:22


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:34


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:20


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

12:53


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:32


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:48


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

13:13


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:22


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:52


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:44


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

11:59


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:44


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:50


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

10:59


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

11:25


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

26:42


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:53


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:34


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:50


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

09:23


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:16


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

09:47


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

35:35


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

00:50


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:14


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:22


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

09:21


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

15:18


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:51


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:39


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:08


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

01:11


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:05


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:13


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

13:17


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

12:47


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:45


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:08


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:37


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:45


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

12:52


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

09:58


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:03


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:56


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

00:53


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:00


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:14


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:11


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:38


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:12


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:49


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:21


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:49


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

02:28


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:04


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

16:33


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

10:04


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:38


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

21:38


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:00