The Immortalists

  • by Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by Benjamin L. Darcie
  • 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It’s a question microbiologist Richard Draman thought he’d answered when he walked away from his career to focus on curing a genetic defect that is causing his daughter to age at a wildly accelerated rate. But now he and his wife Carly are being forced to come to terms with the fact that eight-year-old Susie’s time is running out. Then they receive an unexpected gift: startling new research into the fundamental secrets of life that could be the miracle they’ve been looking for.
When Richard is arrested on a trumped-up charge of having stolen the data, he takes his family and runs, seeking out a retired special-forces operative and old friend to help dig up the truth behind the controversial experiments. Determined to either save Susie’s life or die trying, the Dramans plunge into a bloody conflict between two powerful factions vying for control of a discovery that could change the face of humanity.

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Interesting, but not compelling

Mt favorite author was Vince Flynn who died two years ago of prostate cancer at age 47. My favorite series is Flynn's Mitch Rapp. The Vince Flynn Foundation selected Kyle Mills to continue the Mitch Rapp series. The Survivor, which was started by Flynn prior to his death and completed by Kyle Mills will released on October 6, 2015.

My prior Kyle Mill exposure has been only with his continuation of Ludlum's Jason Bourne series. I have not been impressed. The Immortalists is a decent futurist book, but it does nothing to quiet my concern for the selection of Mills to continue the Mitch Rapp series. I hope that Mills will be up to the task.

I had hoped that Mark Greaney Brad Thor, or Brian Haig would be selected by the Flynn Foundation. Thor already has his own wonderful Scott Harvath series, so that hope was unrealistic. Haig would be excellent, but at age 59 he is likely older than ideal. Mark Greaney would be the best possible choice but he was either unavailable or was not selected for some reason. Greaney is currently writing Clancy's Jack Ryan series and his Ryan books are consistently superior to the best of Tom Clancy.

Based on his body of work it seems very unlikely that Kyle Mills will be able to match Flynn's success with the Mitch Rapp series. I desperately hope I am wrong. I certainly wish Mills great success.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Plain Old Thriller

This book had all the basic ingredients of a thriller. Being chased by the bad guys, a kindly old special-forces guy, and a super rich villain. I guess there's a reason these components work so often. This story struck me as nothing special or new, but none-the-less entertaining. I never had any big surprise moments, but I wasn't bored either.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio