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The Eternal World Audiobook

The Eternal World: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

It is 500 years ago. A group of Spanish conquistadors searching for gold, led by a young and brilliant commander named Simon De Oliveras, land in the New World. What they find in this uncharted land is a treasure far more valuable: the Fountain of Youth. The Spaniards slaughter the Uzita, the Native American tribe who guard the precious waters that will keep the conquistadors young for centuries. But one escapes: Shako, the chief's fierce and beautiful daughter, who swears to avenge her people - a blood oath that spans more than five centuries.

When the source of the fountain is destroyed in time, the loss threatens Simon and his men and the powerful, shadowy empire of wealth and influence they have built. For help they turn to David Robinton, a scientific prodigy who believes he is on the verge of the greatest medical breakthrough of all time. But as the centuries-old war between Shako and Simon reaches its final stages, David makes a horrifying discovery about his employers and the mysterious and exotic woman he loves. Now the scientist must decide: Is he a pawn in a game of immortals...or will he be its only winner?

©2015 Christopher Farnsworth (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Farnsworth entertainingly explores the border where science fantasy meets reality." (Kirkus)

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    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 09-10-15
    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 09-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Not what I expected"

    From the publisher's summary, I expected most of the story to take part in the past, but the opposite is true. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 12-10-15
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 12-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Can I have another glass of water please?"
    Where does The Eternal World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not in top 10, but in top 30 for sure. Fascinating historical story, with a contemporary spin. Characters were well drawn, and story moved fast enough to retain listener interest.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Eternal World?

    The conquistador scenes are powerful, and the cocktail party incident is compelling.


    What does Tom Perkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Fully baked characterizations, consistently drawn and voiced. First novel I have heard him read I believe, and he made a believer of me.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Water of Life


    Any additional comments?

    This offering is both simple in it's concept, and yet complex in it's details and development. It really does grow on you, and the pay off is never clear until the very end, which is always entertaining. Highly recommended!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Annie McKinney, TX, United States 09-17-16
    Annie McKinney, TX, United States 09-17-16 Member Since 2016

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    I just couldn't get into this book. It felt disjointed for me. The story had a great build up of revenge and greed and desire for youth eternal but it kinda fell flat. I just couldn't connect with the characters.

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    N. Price 04-12-16
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    "Decent Read...ehhhh Narrator"

    This was a decent read. The story was pretty decent outside of a few personal frustrations with the ending. I think a different narrator however could have added to the reading. This narrator seemed to fall back on a "Cheech and Chong" or "Thurston Howell" voice whenever reading some of the characters. I think this could have been stronger with a better (Latino) narrator

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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