When Adriana, a brilliant young archaeologist, accepts a position at the Museum of Archaeology in her hometown of Santander, Spain, she never imagines that her new boss has lived through the history she can only study. Iago, the charismatic technical director of the museum, is more than 10,000 years old but appears to be only 35. Iago and his family are longevos - people who never seem to age after reaching adulthood. The ancient family is divided: Iago’s brother and sister seek the source of their longevity in hopes of creating more like themselves, while Iago and his father fear the repercussions of the true Fountain of Youth.
A dangerous game of power and knowledge that has played out over eons becomes even more complicated when Adriana attracts both brothers’ attention - and learns their secret. Filled with science, history, and passion, The Immortal Collection transports the listener through time and space, from the days of cavemen, through the Roaring Twenties, to the charming plazas of contemporary Spain. Ancient history meets cutting-edge research in this modern love story and sweeping historical saga.
©2012 Eva García Sáenz. English translation © 2014 by Lilit Žekulin Thwaites. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Definitely would read many times.
All the characters are interesting, but of course Adriana and Iago are my fave.
Jeff and Angela bring the personalities of the characters to life that enjoy with the audio book that I wouldn't have if I just read the book and I so looking forward to the 2nd installment in this saga in audio form as well.
Probably Hector/Lur because he would have such a wealth of knowledge of human histories and experience more so than any of the other character, even Iago
Wow, wow, wow...such a good read. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this story. Such rich characters and story. Well written both in structure and content. So glad I took the time to read this book. Can't wait for the 2nd installment of this story.
I have to say that I was sooo pleasantly suprised by this book. The narration was excellent. Especially considering that it was translated from spanish and there was a lot of Spanish places that had to pronounced correctly.
A book about immortals that aren't vampires was also refreshing. You get a deep insight into the characters and their family connections.
For the romance junkies there's enough of that without it being porn.
So worth the money for this one.
I will still give an adult rating.
I have to admit I could not put it down it had me hooked right from the beginning and the ending OMG I hope it was not a cliffhanger because if it is they have to be another book that continues to explain
I normally love Angela Dawe because she has a lovely voice but her voice just seemed to make the book even more dry and uninteresting. I just noticed Jeff Cummings was the male voice. Another normally great narrator! There was just no saving this book.
Yes and no. The plot was interesting, as were the characters, but it just seemed to drag in places. Since this was an interpreted book I felt lost at times with all the foreign places and names. The history lesson was interesting, but again too long at times.
A lot of questions were left unanswered. It does end with a cliffhanger so maybe some of them will be answered in the next book but I didn't like it enough to continue with the series.
Both narrators did an excellent job with the foreign names and places.
The story is complex, compelling and poignant. I liked that there were both male and female voice narrators, however I found the female narrator far less proficient than the male. When reading the story she had an annoying habit of making her tone uptick at the end of almost every sentence which made it sound as if every sentence was an interrogative. It was so distracting that I almost gave up on the story, but the plot was so interesting that I managed to put up with her.
The story was interesting but very long. If you don't like history the flashbacks into the immortal characters seem distracting. These flashbacks for me were very interesting. Narrators take awhile to get used to. They were very robotic my husband said when he would catch me without my ear buds in..
I love losing myself in books of any kind
It is not that this book was bad it was just too long. While details and building are the characters traits and personalities are good, this author provided an over abundance of just tedium.
The storyline and plot where very good but honestly we could have removed the 10 hrs of this book and had a wonderful book. I felt like I was in a mandatory history lesson. Which is NOT romantic. Then after 17 hours the author STILL ends with a cliffhanger..... REALLY
We could have closed out with and what happened to her cousin and his kids, whether or not the Dana has children.... Oh but NO! It's like putting me through 10 hours of Anthropology 101 was not enough just to get through the plot then the author provides NO closure. Not going through another 17 hrs.
"Unexpected and Brilliant"
This book was outstanding - and the story was like nothing I have read before. Will definately read again and again
Lago was my personal favourite and I could understand the way he held back. I enjoyed the way the relationship built with the main female character, Adriana. There was enough depth in the portrayal of the characters to provide interest.
I like the use of two narrators providing the voice for the main male and female characters. Good jobs well done
Not all the living history in a museum is on show.
I will watch for more books and there was opening story lines left for sequels.
"good story - terrible narrator"
Engaging, predictable, enjoyable
Jeff cummings was fine, but I think a softer voice was needed for the female narration. Angela Dawe seemed to be 'reading in capitals' , with the tonal ebb and flow all wrong!
it kept me interested!
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