Surviving 60,000 years takes cunning and more than a little luck. But in the 21st century, Adam confronts new dangers - someone has found out what he is, a demon is after him, and he has run out of places to hide. Worst of all, he has had entirely too much to drink.
Immortal is a first person confessional penned by a man who is immortal, but not invincible. In an artful blending of sci-fi, adventure, fantasy, and humor, Immortal introduces us to a world with vampires, demons and other magical creatures, yet a world without actual magic.
At the center of the book is Adam.
Adam is a 60,000 year old man. He doesn't age or get sick, but is otherwise entirely capable of being killed. His survival has hinged on an innate ability to adapt, his wits, and a fairly large dollop of luck. He makes an excellent guide through history, when he's sober.
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Great story that will make you think about life!
I typically listen to sci-fi and this was a deviation for me. This is one of my favorite non sci-fi listens ever.
Not one moment, but throughout the book the comparing and contrasting past to present in ways that made me think. This book made me ponder the idea of being immortal, seeing civilization come to be, witnessing everyone you've ever know die, and seeing history repeat itself over and over.
I have not. I found him easy to listen to though at times I would have inferred different inflection and tone from the text.
Not extreme but I did laugh out loud a couple of times. Mostly this book made me think. The story is good and held my interest but what I remember most is thinking about life and how short and fragile it is.
If you're into sci-fi and would like to venture out, this book may do the trick. I've tried other fantasy and mystery novels with little success, I found this book suited my tastes perfectly.
If I had not already purchased the second and third books of this series, I would be doing that now. The first installment was so enjoyable I nearly cried when it ended, not because it had a sad ending but because I was sad that the story was over!
Adam is a hero. He denies it, but he is. He is an immortal who has seen all the good and bad that life can offer and still hasn't lost his humanity. And he has a sense of humor about it all that is rather uplifting for the reader.
Steve Carlson was the perfect voice for this book. His performance of all the assorted characters was as perfect as I could wish for.
Oh, I could have listened to all of it in one sitting, but I spread it out over two days. A book this good doesn't come along every day and I wanted to savor it as long as possible.
- Edath A. Feston "dollimama"