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Publisher's Summary

An ancient alchemist drags out his weary life in search of the elixir of immortality. But, when his vengeful assistant quaffs the mixture, he discovers that the effects of the draft of immortality may never wear off. Mary Shelley explores the concept of immortality, following a character that never ages through a ponderous and thought provoking life.

Public Domain (P)2008 B.J. Harrison

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A CURE FOR LOVE

Being immortal is not all it is cracked up to be. This is an entertaining story of how an apprentice became immortal. It is also the story of this life. I liked it from beginning to end.


As far as narrators, you can't lose with Harrison

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How long is 1/2 of eternity??!

This short audiobook was great! It's a different take on the same themes involved in Frankenstein. In this book the immortal is not created on purpose but on "accident".
This book creates a lot of things for you to ponder. Though the audio is only 39 minutes, you'll be thinking about this book fo hours.
If you enjoy gothic tales, immortals, Mary Shelley, or just a thought provoking read-definitely check this one out.

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I loved it.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The story was wonderful and moving. B.J. Harrison's narration was top notch as always.

What does B.J. Harrison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His many great voices and accents really make make the story come alive.

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A Well Narrated Eternal Classic

Perfect length for a short story, gripping content, fascinating outlook on immortality, great vocal performance.

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Definitely worth a listen

This was an interesting story and delivered well.

I would have enjoyed it more if editing caught and removed the duplicated lines.

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Excellent!

I love the classics, and The Mortal Immortal was no disappointment! I will come back to listen over and over! EXCELLENT!!

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A Classic

This is a story about being immortal and all the problems of being immortal. Gives you a lot to think about and is done so well love the characters in this story and how well written it is. Love the Narrator just a great job. Really a classic that you should read not very long so give it a shot.

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No Frankenstein, but..

Certainly not as stirring a work as Frankenstein, but still quite good and interesting in its philosophy and prose.

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Immortality has its down side.

Wonderful narration of an intersting story about the problems of immortality. Mary Shelley seems to be fascinated whith the creation of life and the immortality of man. Frankenstein is another wonderful book that should be read in high school. I loved this author and her works.

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Fascinating little story

Gorgeously written short story. Simple plot, no real twists or surprises in the story itself mostly due to the fact that this take on immortality has been done to death since the repopularization of vampires, but when read through the lens of the past, an immortal wishing for death wasn't such a tired, commonplace idea then. It would have been fairly fresh. I enjoyed the main character and his perspective on Bertha from start to finish. My favorite aspect was the end--the not knowing exactly what happened to him. It wasn't a cliffhanger, but it was a tantalizing way to leave the protagonist. I like thinking about what might have happened to him, and if he's still wandering around even now.... Well narrated and beautifully written.

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