Vox

By Christina Dalcher
Read by Julia Whelan

9.45 Hours 08/21/2018 unabridged
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER 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

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

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An August 2018 LibraryReads Pick

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
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

A bold, brilliant, and unforgettable debut. Alice Feeney, author of Sometimes I Lie
Chilling and gripping—a real page-turner. Karen Cleveland, New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know
VOX is intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing—everything a great novel should be. Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
With language crystalline and gleaming, and a narrative that really moves, Christina Dalcher both cautions and captivates. The names that come to mind are Margaret Atwood, George Orwell, and Aldous Huxley—had Orwell and Huxley had a taste of the information age. VOX is a book for the dystopic present. It woke me up. Melissa Broder, author of The Pisces
[A] provocative debut...Dalcher’s novel carries an undeniably powerful message. Publishers Weekly
This book will blow your mind. The Handmaid’s Tale meets Only Ever Yours meets The Power. Nina Pottell, Prima
A petrifying re-imagining of The Handmaid's Tale in the present and a timely reminder of the power and importance of language. Marta Bausells, ELLE UK
Fittingly, this book about women being silenced has got everybody talking and calling it The Handmaid's Tale for 2018. Bustle
In Christina Dalcher’s Vox, women are only allowed to speak 100 words a day. Sounds pretty sci-fi, but the real-life parallels will make you shiver. Cosmpolitan Vox is a real page-turner that will appeal to people with big imaginations.
Christina Dalcher’s debut novel, set in a recognizable near future and sure to beg comparisons to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian The Handmaid’s Tale, asks: if the number of words you could speak each day was suddenly and severely limited, what would you do to be heard? A novel ripe for the era of #MeToo, VOX (Berkley) presents an exaggerated scenario of women lacking a voice: in the United States, they are subject to a hundred-word limit per day (on average, a human utters about 16,000). Considering the threat of a society in which children like the protagonist’s six-year-old daughter are deprived of language, VOX highlights the urgency of movements like #MeToo, but also of the basic importance of language. Vanity Fair
“The females in Dalcher’s electrifying debut are permitted to speak just 100 words a day—and that’s especially difficult for the novel’s protagonist, Jean, a neurolinguist. A futurist thriller that feels uncomfortably plausible. O, The Oprah Magazine
“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