Vox

By Christina Dalcher
Read by Julia Whelan

9.45 Hours 08/21/2018 unabridged
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ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S AND SHEREADS' BOOKS TO READ AFTER THE HANDMAID'S TALE "[An] electrifying debut."--O, The Oprah Magazine * "The real-life parallels will make you shiver."--Cosmopolitan Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter. On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her. Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard. For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is just the beginning...not the end. One of Good Morning America's "Best Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer" One of PopSugar, Refinery29, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Real Simple, i09, and Amazon's Best Books to Read in August 2018

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Entertainment Weekly Pick for August

A Real Simple Pick for the Month

A USA Today Pick of New Books Not to Miss

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Refinery29 Pick for August Reading

A Pop Sugar Pick for August

An i09 Pick of the Month

ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S AND SHEREADS' BOOKS TO READ AFTER THE HANDMAID'S TALE
"[An] electrifying debut."--O, The Oprah Magazine * "The real-life parallels will make you shiver."--Cosmopolitan

Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her.

Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard.

For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

This is just the beginning...not the end.

One of Good Morning America's "Best Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer"
One of PopSugar, Refinery29, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Real Simple, i09, and Amazon's Best Books to Read in August 2018

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Julia Whelan brings this realistic, thought-provoking debut to life with heart. She is the voice of Dr. Jean McClellan, once a renowned scientist, now a mostly mute, angry wife and mother who is looking for a way to reclaim her voice and personhood. Whelan expresses a range of emotions…[and] gives husband Patrick a meek voice peppered with endearments…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing—everything a great novel should be.” Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Electrifying…A futurist thriller that feels uncomfortably plausible.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“The real-life parallels will make you shiver.” Cosmopolitan
Vox highlights the urgency of movements like #MeToo, but also of the basic importance of language.” Vanity Fair
“Has got everybody talking and calling it The Handmaid’s Tale for 2018.” Bustle

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Author

Author Bio: Christina Dalcher

Christina Dalcher is an author whose short stories and flash fiction appear in over one hundred journals worldwide. Recognitions include the Bath Flash Award’s Short List, nominations for the Pushcart Prize, and multiple other awards. She earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University. She specializes in the phonetics of sound change in Italian and British dialects and has taught at several universities.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English