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The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin - Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion

Walter Mosley

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The Gift of Fire In ancient mythology, the Titan Prometheus was punished by the gods for bringing man the gift of fire-an event that set humankind on its course of knowledge. As punishment, Prometheus was bound to a rock. But in The Gift of Fire, those chains cease to be, and the great champion of man walks from that immortal prison into present-day South Central Los Angeles. Disheveled and lost, he is thrown in jail, where he meets lifelong criminal Nosome Blane. Shocked at what humanity has done with his gift, he looks for another way to empower his cause. His only hope lies with Nosome's bedridden fourteen-year-old nephew, Chief Reddy, who is anointed with Prometheus's second gift of fire . . . On the Head of a Pin Joshua Winterland and Ana Fried are working at Jennings-Tremont Enterprises. JTE is developing advanced animatronics editing techniques that will create high-end movies indistinguishable from live action. But one night Joshua and Ana discover something lingering in the rendered footage . . . an entity that will eventually reveal itself as "the Sail" and lead Joshua and Ana into a new age . . . beyond the reality they have come to know, and deep into the true nature of good and evil.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dominic Hoffman, Beresford Bennett

Length:

6h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:20

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:01


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:36


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:16


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:35