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Quicksilver: Book One of the Baroque Cycle (Unabridged)

by Neal Stephenson

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In this first volume of Neal Stephenson’s genre-defying epic, Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight. The Baroque Cycle, Neal Stephenson’s award-winning series, spans the late 17th and early 18th centuries, combining history, adventure, science, invention, piracy, and alchemy into one sweeping tale. It is a gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive historical epic populated by the likes of Isaac Newton, William of Orange, Benjamin Franklin, and King Louis XIV, along with some of the most inventive literary characters in modern fiction. Audible’s complete and unabridged presentation of The Baroque Cycle was produced in cooperation with Neal Stephenson. Each volume includes an exclusive introduction read by the author.

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Not the whole book!

This is ONLY BOOK ONE of Quicksilver; it is ONLY the first third of the book. It is advertised as being Volume One Unabridged, but it is actually Volume One, Book One. The reading is well done, but it's a third of what it said I was getting.

Not broken into chapters?!

How is a listener supposed to keep track of where s/he is when this is a single 7+ hr file? Why would they not break this into chapters. So... terribly.... stupid.

Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver: Book One of the Baroque Cycle (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
  • Published: 2010

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