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  • The Immortalists

  • Written by: Chloe Benjamin
  • Narrated by: Maggie Hoffman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children - four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness - sneak out to hear their fortunes, A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Janet Hughes on 2019-05-06

not great

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-18

someone in my book club picked this. that person is dumb. this is a series of vignettes on different people's lives. less than half of them are satisfying to read. you feel like maybe each one is building to something and then you realize as each vignette wraps up that the author is utterly disinterested in making the individual stories amount to something greater. if you think she's using a literary device to build... let that go.

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