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The Immortal Rules Audiobook

The Immortal Rules: Blood of Eden, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked - and given the ultimate choice. Die or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend - a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what - and who - is worth dying for.

©2012 Julie Kagawa (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Urban Fantasy Fan 11-10-14
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    "Awesome book and narrator!"

    Listened to this within about 24-hours...just couldn't "put it down"! Excellent story, characters and narration. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 04-01-14
    Donna 04-01-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Very pleasantly surprised. Good Book!!"

    I usually steer clear of young adult books, but I am glad I listened to this book. Great storyline, interesting characters which were insightfully written, and a world which develops as the the story unfolds. Was sad to see the book come to an end, and will definitely check out the next book of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Pickering 11-15-12

    Supernatural Fan. Lifelong audiophile.

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    "Finally!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Immortal Rules to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print book, but I believe the audio version would be better. The acting and talent of the narrator (to me) made listening to the story so enjoyable! I can't imagine - just reading the book. I think I would get confused with all the different characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Original. Numerous characters who each could have their own back story. Dystopian + Vampire - two topics that were well mixed and creatively written. Story drew me in. There was a real story. There was balance between the scenery, the characters, the inner and external happiness and conflict of the people in the book. Not focused on erotica as many of the existing vampire series have - which are there own sub genre..but my intellect starves after a while w/ those books


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    I've been an audiophile practically my whole life. So I have listened to a lot of narrators. Therese Plummer was outstanding. Simply put, her ability to act out ~20 different characters (and do it WELL) made this book fantastic.ADVISE FOR WRITER: DO WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO TO ENSURE THIS PERSON READS YOUR SERIES!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Hurry up!!! and get the rest of your series out :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David San Jose, CA, United States 07-24-12
    David San Jose, CA, United States 07-24-12 Member Since 2004

    Artist living & working in the SF Bay Area

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    "Just "ok" with characters lapses of reason"

    The Vampire/Zombie Post Apocalyptic world was set quite nicely. I enjoyed the world she paints in her story (a bit too floral and waxing too poetic at times) and would actually buy a sequel based on the overall storytelling. Julie Kagawa paints a very entertaining Vampire/Zombie post apocalyptic world - but populates her story too liberally with unbelievable and naive characters.

    Much of it was an interesting retelling of a frequently done theme. Human survivors live somewhere between conditions of "The Hunger Games" , Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" and Justin Cronin's "The Passage". Actually the book feels like a blending of the three.. The situation's brutality of "The Road", the monsters and cities from the "Passage' and the teen/young audience writing of the "Hunger Games".

    What annoyed my enjoyment of the novel, was the repetition of unbelievable reactions/behaviors of the main characters. The characters behavior felt dishonest and downright, lemming stupid at times. Instead of acting like people brought up in a dog eat dog post apocalyptic world where stupid gets you dead - they act like kids taken from a modern mall and dropped into this world for a few weeks.

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    the main characters run into many gangs of rapist cannibals who try to.. well do what they do to the female lead. Our heroes born in this dog eat dog world get the upper hand and decide it is unethical to kill these cannibal rapist bad guys. Carefully leaving them alive to preserve their own humanity. Really? In this kill or be killed world.. please..

    Or better yet

    - veteran scavengers on a planned mission, just happen to get caught outside in the dark in the worst known territory of undead monster activity after dark. Oops. Gee. Who could possibly predict when the sun would set? Please. Come up with some other way where your characters get in trouble - couldn't a patrol have stopped and kept them pinned down in forbidden territory, something other than just eye rolling carelessness.

    Children and people mildly walk out of shelter in unknown territory into a throng of man eating zombie/vamps.. Its like the cast is TRYING to earn a Darwin award for stupid deaths. Natural selection would have weeded this sort of behavior out long ago.

    So, if you can tolerate a story where the author clearly pulls her punches, and is obviously writing for a younger audience, then you'll get through this book just fine. And if you can't, well stick with novels by the likes of Justin Cronin, Cormac McCarthy, or even Suzanne Collins.


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    Angie 05-30-12
    Angie 05-30-12
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    "Love It!!!"

    I love the story. I really hope book 2 comes soon. Julie Kagawa is definately on my favorites list.

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    Bookworm 09-08-14
    Bookworm 09-08-14 Member Since 2013

    YA connoisseur-wannabe

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    "The best vampire book I have read. Period."
    Any additional comments?

    This is one of those books that you pick up having no idea you will love it so much. Kind of like what happened to me when I read The 5th Wave. It's one of those awesome books where you can't stop reading; where you have a strong connection with the characters, and you cannot help but root for them. I think this is, by far, the best vampire book I have ever read. The romance between a human and a vampire feels realistic, and so does the struggle both physically and mentally to fight the inner demon and keep the blood thirsty monster at bay, which Allison doesn't always succeed at. I'll admit, the part where she is training and learning the ways of the vampires was a little slow for me, but the story picked right up, and then it took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions.

    On to roller coaster ride number two..

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    Tamela S. Elliott Washington, WV USA 05-25-12
    Tamela S. Elliott Washington, WV USA 05-25-12 Member Since 2013

    Game nut

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    "Love it!!"

    Julie Kagawa is one of my favorite authors! Never disappoints me. She has , and keeps you from the beginning! Can't wait for the next in this series!
    Also, love, love, LOVE Therese Plummer! Great voice! She is one of my favorite narrators!

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    Nathaniel Thomas 06-15-17
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    "Interesting take on Vampires!"
    Where does The Immortal Rules rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's definitely the best book that I've listen to on Audible since I've started my membership last year. I usually don't go for vampire related material but the cover gripped my interest and I ended up loving it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Immortal Rules?

    The entire scene in which Allison became a vampire is definitely the most important scene in the book.


    Which character – as performed by Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

    Definitely Allison.


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

    Several scenes got to me but the top three for me were
    1. Finally arriving at Eden
    2. Allison and Kanin's escape from the vampire city
    3. Allison being banished from Zeke's group after being discovered as a vampire


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the entire series!!! :)

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    "fantastic"

    freaking love this book/series. I've read it twice and decided to listen to it to get a different view on it. 😍 it's beautiful.

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    Amazon Customer 03-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Solid Story"

    A solid novel for the most part. There are a couple dry parts, but they are short and don't come too often. The main disappointment for me was the last couple chapters. It seems a bit rushed and uninformative unlike the rest of the novel.

    I liked how there were clear and different stages with different people as it went on. Most every character was unique and interesting in some way. Every new encounter had me curious and thinking ahead.

    Narration was excellent as always from her.

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