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An ancient alchemist drags out his weary life in search of the elixir of immortality. But, when his vengeful assistant quaffs the mixture, he discovers that the effects of the draft of immortality may never wear off. Mary Shelley explores the concept of immortality, following a character that never ages through a ponderous and thought provoking life.

Public Domain (P)2008 B.J. Harrison

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A CURE FOR LOVE

Being immortal is not all it is cracked up to be. This is an entertaining story of how an apprentice became immortal. It is also the story of this life. I liked it from beginning to end.


As far as narrators, you can't lose with Harrison

34 of 43 people found this review helpful

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  • JIM
  • san francisco, CA, United States
  • 08-27-12

I loved it.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The story was wonderful and moving. B.J. Harrison's narration was top notch as always.

What does B.J. Harrison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His many great voices and accents really make make the story come alive.

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  • Ree
  • Greenville, SC USA
  • 10-11-18

Fascinating little story

Gorgeously written short story. Simple plot, no real twists or surprises in the story itself mostly due to the fact that this take on immortality has been done to death since the repopularization of vampires, but when read through the lens of the past, an immortal wishing for death wasn't such a tired, commonplace idea then. It would have been fairly fresh. I enjoyed the main character and his perspective on Bertha from start to finish. My favorite aspect was the end--the not knowing exactly what happened to him. It wasn't a cliffhanger, but it was a tantalizing way to leave the protagonist. I like thinking about what might have happened to him, and if he's still wandering around even now.... Well narrated and beautifully written.

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Be entertained by a Master Writer

B.J.'s performance is compelling and holds you in the grip of a story so devilish between two lovers you will not soon forget, not for immortality, but for thirty-nine minutes