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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. - A Novel-logo

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. - A Novel

Neal Stephenson

From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world. When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money. Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London's Crystal Palace—the world's fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it's up to Tristan to find out why. And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. —gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous—nature of the human heart. Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson's work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland's storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science ficti

From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world. When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money. Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London's Crystal Palace—the world's fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it's up to Tristan to find out why. And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. —gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous—nature of the human heart. Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson's work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland's storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science ficti
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From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world. When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money. Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London's Crystal Palace—the world's fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it's up to Tristan to find out why. And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. —gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous—nature of the human heart. Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson's work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland's storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science ficti

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicole Galland, Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Arthur Morey, Charlie Thurston, David Stifel, James Foster, Joe Barrett, Kate Udall, Laural Merlington, Luke Daniels, Robert Fass, Tavia Gilbert, Will Damron

Length:

24h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

44:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

51:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

43:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:02:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:00:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

34:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

34:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

36:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

31:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

31:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

34:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

42:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

40:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

38:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

56:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

46:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

31:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

54:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

49:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:53