The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch

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The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume 1 Publisher's Summary

A murdered teen is resurrected to walk the Earth for centuries in this sweeping historical epic in the spirit of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, from the author of Rotters and Scowler.

Twenty minutes after his murder on the shores of Lake Michigan in 1896, 17-year-old Zebulon Finch awakens, resurrected to suffer an eternity upon the planet. But of all people...why him?

Is it because he was a violent Chicago gangster and this is his chance at redemption?

Is it because he is a modern-day Job whose suffering is beyond human comprehension?

Over the next century - or two - he will try to find out. With a sly, aristocratic voice and a healthy appetite for women and anarchy, Zebulon Finch spins a tale of his travels across a young America, watching the country grow and mature, knowing that his mind and body will never do the same.

Yes, he is witty. He is also vain. Absolutely brilliant, too. And he is always entertaining. But have no doubt - Zebulon Finch has a heart as vulnerable as anyone's. Too bad he doesn't learn to use it till after it has stopped beating....

©2015 Daniel Kraus (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

    • The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume 1

    • At the Edge of Empire
    • By: Daniel Kraus
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 22 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Twenty minutes after his murder on the shores of Lake Michigan in 1896, 17-year-old Zebulon Finch awakens, resurrected to suffer an eternity upon the planet. But of all people...why him? Is it because he was a violent Chicago gangster and this is his chance at redemption?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The worst of Daniel Kraus.

    • By Chris on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $28.34

  • Book 2

    • The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume 2: Empire Decayed

    • By: Daniel Kraus
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 26 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Half a century has passed since Zebulon Finch was gunned down and then inexplicably resurrected to experience a second life. Picking up his tale where he left off, Zebulon heads to Nazi Germany on a top-secret mission. From there he escapes to the shiny new world of the suburbs - a tidy neighborhood hiding dark secrets. He will exchange the pains of this world for what he believes will be peace among the stars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating story and performance

    • By T. on 04-14-18

    Regular price: $42.00