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The Machine

James Smythe

Shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award 2014, this is a Frankenstein tale for our time from one of the UK’s brightest new literary talents. Vic returned from war tormented by his nightmares. His once happy marriage to Beth all but disintegrated. A machine promised salvation, purging him of all memory. Now the machines are gone, declared too controversial, the side-effects too harmful. But within Beth’s flat is an ever-whirring black box. She knows that memories can be put back and that she can rebuild her husband piece by piece. A Frankenstein tale for the 21st century, The Machine is a story of the indelibility of memory, the human cost of science and the horrors of love.

Shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award 2014, this is a Frankenstein tale for our time from one of the UK’s brightest new literary talents. Vic returned from war tormented by his nightmares. His once happy marriage to Beth all but disintegrated. A machine promised salvation, purging him of all memory. Now the machines are gone, declared too controversial, the side-effects too harmful. But within Beth’s flat is an ever-whirring black box. She knows that memories can be put back and that she can rebuild her husband piece by piece. A Frankenstein tale for the 21st century, The Machine is a story of the indelibility of memory, the human cost of science and the horrors of love.
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Shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award 2014, this is a Frankenstein tale for our time from one of the UK’s brightest new literary talents. Vic returned from war tormented by his nightmares. His once happy marriage to Beth all but disintegrated. A machine promised salvation, purging him of all memory. Now the machines are gone, declared too controversial, the side-effects too harmful. But within Beth’s flat is an ever-whirring black box. She knows that memories can be put back and that she can rebuild her husband piece by piece. A Frankenstein tale for the 21st century, The Machine is a story of the indelibility of memory, the human cost of science and the horrors of love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emma Gregory

Length:

8h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

36:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

16:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

15:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:37