The Mortal Immortal

  • by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Narrated by Jack Benson
  • 0 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English romantic and gothic novelist who is most famous as the author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. She was married to the notable Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. She also wrote a number of shorter "tales of the unnatural", of which "The Mortal Immortal", a story of a man who will not die, is the most famous.

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Audible Editor Reviews

The author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, delights with this similarly unsettling short story, "The Mortal Immortal," written in 1833. The protagonist, Winzy, drinks an elixir of immortality only to discover that eternal life is much more torturous than expected. Jack Benson gives an enthralling performance. His deep voice lends itself well to the story's intense and dark tone. His perfect pacing skillfully shifts from slow and deliberate to wild and action-packed. Shelley's gothic short story together with Benson's shadowy voice will delight listeners looking for a fright.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-15-2007
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings