Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself.
The city sleeps. Selene DiSilva walks her dog along the banks of the Hudson. She is alone - just the way she likes it. She doesn't believe in friends, and she doesn't speak to her family. Most of them are simply too dangerous.
In the predawn calm, Selene finds the body of a young woman washed ashore, gruesomely mutilated and wreathed in laurel. Her ancient rage returns. And so does the memory of a promise she made long ago - when her name was Artemis.
©2016 Jordanna Max Brodsky (P)2016 Hachette Audio
"The Immortals is a lively re-imagining of classical mythology with an engaging premise, a page-turning plot, and an eye for the arresting and uncanny in contemporary urban life." (Deborah Harkness, New York Times best-selling author of A Discovery of Witches)
This book brought me through a whole range of emotions, while brilliantly weaving myth together with history, romance, crime fighting, mystery and overall badassness. I would recommend this book to anyone, even those without any background in classical mythology. I barely knew who Artemis was when I opened this book - a great story is a great story! The performers on this audiobook are marvelous, and bring life to every character.
Yes, it is well written and involves subject matter that I and many of my friends find interesting.
The way the author phrases things gives it the ring of myth or prophesy. I imagine it is very hard to take the Olympians and make them more human and yet still have them reminiscent of their divine selves.
I enjoyed all of the book, but I especially liked the interaction between the twins.
Of course, I refuse to give it away, though, I will say it involves Leto.
I can't wait to read the sequel in February. I really hope the audio book is available on here as well.
I really enjoyed this read/ listen. The characters are interesting and sometimes funny. I learned a lot of interesting information about Greek Gods and found myself looking up more information on each one.
The narration is fantastic. Robert Petkoff is one of my favorites and Max Brodsky was surprisingly excellent for an author / narrator. If you are interested in mythology then this is a fun way to learn more about it.
A delightful take weaving fact, fantasy and imagination built on an intriguing foundation of scholarship. This roller coaster ride takes the stories from Greek and Roman mythology that most of us, male and female alike but different parts for each, and fills in the blanks we overlooked as children, imbuing them with depth and thought provoking possible answers to many "what if" questions.
One of the best things about the audio book is the choice, first, of two narrators - male and female - throughout, and second, of the choice of those particular narrators. Robert Petkoff is one of the best narrators in the business. Each character he creates has his or her own distinctive voice and one that is absolutely true to the character. His female voices are as good as his male voices. Similarly, Ms Brodsky does a superb job of voicing not only her heroine, but all of the other voices in her segments. One might assume that an author would be the best interpreter of her own characters, but this is rarely true. Ms. Brodsky is a delightful exception.
I can only say that I was very sad when I came to the end and can only wait anxiously for more from the author.
it was a great story, & a great book. I did truly enjoy it up until the end. It is not often you find a good book with a female heroine that does not involve romance. so I was quite disappointed when they brought Theo back to life.
The story did not flow and was week .
I only listened to about two hours before giving up
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