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The Flame Alphabet

Ben Marcus

Ben Marcus has received numerous awards for his groundbreaking fiction, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and three Pushcart Prizes. In The Flame Alphabet, Marcus creates a chilling world where the speech of children is killing their parents. After being forced to leave their daughter Esther to fend for herself, Sam and Claire end up at a government lab intent on creating non-lethal speech. But when Sam discovers the truth about what’s going on there, he realizes reuniting with his daughter is the only way to keep his sanity.

Ben Marcus has received numerous awards for his groundbreaking fiction, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and three Pushcart Prizes. In The Flame Alphabet, Marcus creates a chilling world where the speech of children is killing their parents. After being forced to leave their daughter Esther to fend for herself, Sam and Claire end up at a government lab intent on creating non-lethal speech. But when Sam discovers the truth about what’s going on there, he realizes reuniting with his daughter is the only way to keep his sanity.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Ben Marcus has received numerous awards for his groundbreaking fiction, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and three Pushcart Prizes. In The Flame Alphabet, Marcus creates a chilling world where the speech of children is killing their parents. After being forced to leave their daughter Esther to fend for herself, Sam and Claire end up at a government lab intent on creating non-lethal speech. But when Sam discovers the truth about what’s going on there, he realizes reuniting with his daughter is the only way to keep his sanity.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andy Paris

Length:

11h 5m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

12:13


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

06:15


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

06:48


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

20:58


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

30:21


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

08:06


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

08:51


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

29:21


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

11:09


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

32:06


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

15:56


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

11:55


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

14:46


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

24:50


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

10:19


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

19:18


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

16:25


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

16:00


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

19:55


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

07:33


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

11:03


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

04:20


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

07:29


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

06:19


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

06:45


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

14:01


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

04:16


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

07:56


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

08:47


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

08:10


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

06:07


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

04:40


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

13:04


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

07:56


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

02:35


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

11:13


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

30:54


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

10:22


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

25:40


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

13:55


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

11:07


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

12:17


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

09:25


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

10:34


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

14:13


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

11:56


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

08:19


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

06:25


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

08:16


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

09:55


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

07:22


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

00:58


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

01:20


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

10:13


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

01:27


Part 3, Chapter 56
Part 3, Chapter 56

06:36


Part 3, Chapter 57
Part 3, Chapter 57

04:33


Part 3, Chapter 58
Part 3, Chapter 58

01:31