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The Elder 13 Audiobook

The Elder 13

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Publisher's Summary

No one can die, except when it is time for them to be killed. In the far future, medical advances have evolved to the point that people can control their own lifespan, but the government has decided that 217 years is long enough. A group of 13 true immortals decides how to rule the world, but cannot seem to govern themselves. A society where everything is private, everything private is watched, and no one watches those watchers. With great regards to works by George Orwell, Margret Atwood, and Aldous Huxley, this dystopian novel shows the harm of medical over reach, government control, and the risk of a growing population.

©2015 Robert MacNeill (P)2017 Nevermore

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    Sarah Turtle CLARKSVILLE, IN, United States 07-25-17
    Sarah Turtle CLARKSVILLE, IN, United States 07-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Intriguing story... but weird"

    I had seen this book and had it in my wish list when I saw it offered for reviews. I thought the idea was interesting and it is. It is a thought provoking book but jarring. The narrator does a good job reading the book without getting into the monotone or gore. To be honest I would never have bought this book - I don't buy books unless they are at least 8 hours long or an author/series I already know I love. This was an interesting story and the author did a good job with it but I don't know if I would read something along this line again without knowing it was longer and therefore likely had a less jarring storyline and ending. Personal preference. Good story - good narrator.

    I was given this book for free in return for an honest review.

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    Wes McNutt 10-20-17
    Wes McNutt 10-20-17
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    "Odd listen"

    Excellent performance of this genre-bending book. Not sure how to classify this somewhat morbid post-utopian read. The random sprinkling of religion and erotica was bizarre although the book nicely depicts the absolute corruption of power.

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    John Byng 08-20-17
    John Byng 08-20-17
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    "Interesting dark dystopian read"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The Elder 13 had an interesting look into a dark world where immortality has been attained and the problems that arise from that. The performance by the narrator is spot on with good pacing and natural voices. The scene with the clown gave me goosebumps! The straightforward narration on several darker parts was appreciated and the author did a good job showing the twisted characters without glamorizing the behaviour. The ending was a bit too abrupt for me after the effective buildup. Overall it is a good story with interesting points and a fantastic narration.


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