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Publisher's Summary

Conrad Nomikos has a long, rich personal history that he'd rather not talk about. And, as arts commissioner, he's been given a job he'd rather not do. Escorting an alien grandee on a guided tour of the shattered remains of Earth is not something he relishes - especially since it is apparent that this places him at the center of high-level intrigue that has some bearing on the future of Earth itself. But Conrad is a very special guy....

Written by the late Roger Zelazny, This Immortal was originally published under the title ...and Call Me Conrad. It shared the 1966 Hugo Award for Best Novel with Frank Herbert's Dune.

©1966 Roger Zelazny; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

  • Hugo Award, Best Novel, 1966

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  • Kelley
  • Odessa, MO, USA
  • 10-28-09

I MISS ZELAZNY

This has all the wit and humor and excitement as in all of his books. Although written over 20 years ago it doesn't date itself as almost all of his works don't.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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classic antihero

If you could sum up This Immortal in three words, what would they be?

anti hero with aliens.

What did you like best about this story?

The use of ancient greek myth, the descriptions of the vegans, and the rough character of hero.

Have you listened to any of Victor Bevine’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first narration I have heard by Victor and it was quite well done.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The loss of the hero's newly wed wife in the earthquake and his reaction to that loss.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Dan
  • El Paso, TX, United States
  • 12-26-09

Very Original

Not a bad story.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A fan of Zelazny but ...

I like Zelazny's novels overall but I did not like this one. Most of them are short and satisfying even though I generally prefer longer books.

I found "This Immortal" to be dull and dreary with no redeeming qualities.

For longer books with depth and character try Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series.

1 of 10 people found this review helpful