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The Serpent King

Jeff Zentner

"The Serpent King is a book you won't be able to resist or forget. The Southern boy in me savored every syllable and the reader in me fell in love with every page." -John Corey Whaley, National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life-at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father's extreme faith and very public fall from grace. He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy. Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living. Includes the song "Birds Fly South," performed by the author and Elin Palmer. Praise for The Serpent King: "Zentner combines the melancholy of being 17 with the melancholy present in the best of Southern fiction and gives us a novel that will fill the infinite space that was left in your chest after you finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower." -- BookRiot "The Serpent King gripped me in its coils and kept me turning pages late into the night. A triumph of love and dignity."--Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author From the Compact Disc edition.

"The Serpent King is a book you won't be able to resist or forget. The Southern boy in me savored every syllable and the reader in me fell in love with every page." -John Corey Whaley, National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life-at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father's extreme faith and very public fall from grace. He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy. Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living. Includes the song "Birds Fly South," performed by the author and Elin Palmer. Praise for The Serpent King: "Zentner combines the melancholy of being 17 with the melancholy present in the best of Southern fiction and gives us a novel that will fill the infinite space that was left in your chest after you finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower." -- BookRiot "The Serpent King gripped me in its coils and kept me turning pages late into the night. A triumph of love and dignity."--Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author From the Compact Disc edition.
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"The Serpent King is a book you won't be able to resist or forget. The Southern boy in me savored every syllable and the reader in me fell in love with every page." -John Corey Whaley, National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life-at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father's extreme faith and very public fall from grace. He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy. Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living. Includes the song "Birds Fly South," performed by the author and Elin Palmer. Praise for The Serpent King: "Zentner combines the melancholy of being 17 with the melancholy present in the best of Southern fiction and gives us a novel that will fill the infinite space that was left in your chest after you finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower." -- BookRiot "The Serpent King gripped me in its coils and kept me turning pages late into the night. A triumph of love and dignity."--Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Crouch, Ariadne Meyers, Ethan Sawyer

Length:

9h 8m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:28


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:34


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:29


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:52


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:10


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

00:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:24


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:42


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:45


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:15


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:22


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:00


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:35


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:33


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:43


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:46


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:20


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:23


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

00:47