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This Immortal

Lu par : Victor Bevine
Durée : 6 h et 26 min
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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 of 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.

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  • Hugo Award, Best Novel, 1966

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  • phelixdakat
  • 05/06/2008

Master of Sci-Fi

Picture this..
Earth is now a shadow of itself after going through a nuclear holocaust. The Vegan's have taken over - no no, not that type, picture Vogons (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy). Conrad (the narrator) has been tasked with being the tour guide.. he's not keen on the idea.. but during this the Vegan's life is threatened and we find that it has become imperative that the Vegan stays alive... but why... the book gently takes you and carries you through to the end..


Definitely one of those books that I would put up there with:
Karel Capek - R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World

BTW: those that have read my review will know I am quite particular about narration - has to be engaging and clear.. definitely a thumbs up here. Victor Bevine is definitely someone to follow.





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  • Jane
  • 25/12/2009

Zelazney's humour and lyricism

I love Zelazney and this is one of my favourites. The reader is a bit too intense. He doesn't use enough inflection for my taste. He can do Zelazney's wonderful lyricism, but he doesn't emphasis the throw away humour, the great sense of timing and the bathos that undercut the lyricism. Conrad is complex, sincere,cynical and full of energy. He should sound more like Zorba the Greek or Steamboy, not like an English teacher.

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  • Arammil
  • 28/11/2016

Interesting early Zelazny work, better than some

I felt the performance was the best part, and I enjoy the main character. The beginning is a bit droll and hard to sit through, but once you're through with the exposition the story really does pickup quite a bit. Otherwise, if you're at all familiar with Zelazny, it's an interesting early work that shows the first stages of his unique style and tone. It does still feel like a novice work, however, in that his allusions are still more than a little forced, even intentionally self-conscious, but certainly without the seamless integration that is truly a hallmark of his later works. Listen to it, though, and enjoy it nonetheless.

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  • Vincent
  • 05/09/2008

Not my favorite Zelazny but still good

When reading Zelazny, you have to get the context in which it was wriiten, otherwise it just seems dated. Zelazny, Harlan Ellison and others were part of the "New Wave" of SF writers that ushered in a new age of SF to counter the post world war II "golden age" SF of the 1950s. Gone were the superhuman warrior heroes of Robert Heinlein and the rest. Now we had anti-heroes with human flaws and a more introspective/cynical world views. Having said that, Zelazny was still able to strike a balance between cynicism of the new and the romanticism of the old. This book, while not my favorite of his, still shows off Zelazny's power to blend Science, History and Ancient Myth. I also like the narrator they chose for this one. Good listen!

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  • Antonia
  • 23/07/2008

More Zelazny please

He was one of the finest writers in SF, and its nice to seem some audiobooks being made. I am not a purist and I would even purchase the Amber audiobooks. I have read Heinlein, Asimov, Herbert and a host of others and he is still one of the best.
Please more audiobooks from him. Thanks, James

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  • Michelle M Monagin
  • 17/05/2017

great reading of a favorite book!

This has been one of my favorite books for years, and this recording is wonderful.

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  • alison
  • 12/09/2015

A disappointment

This book was boring and confusing, replete with many tongue twisting Greek names and references to ancient Greek myths. It was by an author that I liked and had won a Hugo award so it was a great disappointment.

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  • Christopher
  • 20/01/2010

Narration among the worst

Normally I really enjoy R.Z.'s books, but the narration of the beginning was so monotone with way too many long pauses. I could not even follow what the narrator was saying and did not even get past the first 10 minutes. Just to give you an idea how bad it was..."Gnash, Gnash the teeth. Clippity clop, the hooves" became "Gnash <pause> gnash <long pause> the teeth <longer long pause> clippity <pause> clop <long pause> the hooves." The pauses were so long it was actually hard to link the words together. Save your money and skip this version.

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  • OldBill
  • 06/02/2015

didn't understand it as a child or 50 years later

50 + years ago, when I read this as a child...I did not understand it one bit. So at the age of 67, I thought I would give it another try. Just as bewildered. This is one of the few books I just gave up on and did not finish.

There is wonderful imagery in this story...unfortunately the imagery is usually completely unrelated to any story line.

I never like to criticize a narrator, so I won't, but I will not compliment him on this performance either.

I have read some of the other reviews, and " a lot" of people like this book...I'm just not one of them.

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  • Mihail
  • 18/02/2015

The story just didn't stick with me,didn't like it

Pretty much struggled to finish and even was boring 80% of times. There were small nice bits though, but they don't deserve to stand up for the story.
Even for free, wouldn't get it and would not recommend others. But, if you like Greeks and their mythology and apocalypse world, may be, with a small chance you'll like it. But I think that even the apocalypse world and the story, scenery was developed poorly. And the whole thing is very wield!

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  • Junovis
  • 24/02/2012

Ermüdend

Dieses Hörbuch weckte kaum Lust in mir, es weiter zu hören. Zu viele Makel haben Buch und Lesung.
Die Handlung des Romans entwickelt sich sehr schleppend. Man folgt dem Unsterblichen, der einen Außerirdischen Besucher als Tour-Guide über die zerstörte Erde führt. Bis zum Ende bleibt unklar worum es geht und was die Akteure antreibt. Das ist insbesondere für den Unsterblichen ein ziemlich billiger Trick, Spannung zu erzeugen, da die Geschichte aus seiner Perspektive erzählt wird. Als ich dachte, ah jetzt fängt die Geschichte endlich an, kam plötzlich die Auflösung und dann war ruck-zuck Schluss.
Die Lesung von Victor Bevine strengt sehr an. Sie erweckt den Eindruck auf allen Figuren würde eine ungeheurere Last liegen. Alle wirken wie betäubt oder depressiv. Ok, die Erde ist nur noch eine Ruine, aber der Roman erweckt nicht den Eindruck, dass diese, scheinbar schon lange zurückliegende, Katastrophe die Akteure sehr belastet. Tatsächlich enthält er einige sehr grotesk-komische Szenen, bspw. wenn der Unsterbliche dem völlig verdatterten Besucher zeigt, wie die ägyptischen Pyramiden zerlegt werden. Die Vortragsweise Bevines zieht den Hörer, meiner Meinung nach zu Unrecht, herunter.
Wie schwach Roman und Lesung sind, erkannte ich auch daran, dass ich parallel Richard Mathesons "The incredible shrinking man" hörte. Die Lesung Mathesons Roman demonstriert, wie man effektive Science Fiction schreibt und liest: das fantastische Moment dient als Fokus für menschlich bedeutsame Probleme. Zelazny gelingt das in seiner Geschichte nicht. Und auch der Leser Yuri Rasovsky's versteht es den Roman packend zu inszenieren.

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