To Live Forever by Jack Vance audiobook

To Live Forever

By Jack Vance
Read by Kevin Kenerly

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780743479219
7.82 Hours Unabridged
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Waylock had been granted eternal life—but now he was killing on borrowed time. Gavin Waylock had waited seven years for the scandal surrounding his former immortal self to be forgotten and had kept his identity concealed so that he could once again join the ranks of those who lived forever. He had been exceedingly careful about hiding his past. Then he met the Jacynth. She was a beautiful nineteen-year-old, and Gavin wanted her. But he recognized that a wisdom far beyond her years marked her as one who knew too much about him to live. As far as she was concerned, death was a mere inconvenience. But once the Jacynth came back, Gavin Waylock’s life would be an everlasting hell.

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Summary

Summary

Waylock had been granted eternal life—but now he was killing on borrowed time.

Gavin Waylock had waited seven years for the scandal surrounding his former immortal self to be forgotten and had kept his identity concealed so that he could once again join the ranks of those who lived forever. He had been exceedingly careful about hiding his past. Then he met the Jacynth. She was a beautiful nineteen-year-old, and Gavin wanted her. But he recognized that a wisdom far beyond her years marked her as one who knew too much about him to live. As far as she was concerned, death was a mere inconvenience. But once the Jacynth came back, Gavin Waylock’s life would be an everlasting hell.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Kevin Kenerly sets a commanding tone of this visionary morality tale…On audio for the first time, the novel illuminates thoughts on race and class in the unique way only science fiction can pull off, and Kenerly’s naturally strong and charming voice is aided by his gift for wry engagement, his subtle yet enthusiastic steering of the story arc, and his effortless creation of both male and female characters. What makes this book special is how it reveals the universal truths of human nature, ending with a befitting twist. Kenerly is the perfect pilot for the ride.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

by ET3D 9/13/2017
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Thought provoking and a little dated

This book is an interesting take on what happens when people can live forever, in some form. The protagonist isn't a good guy, but his motives and actions are understandable, and the ends result is something that encourages some internal discussion of what happens in the story.

When it comes to "future technology" the book shows its age, and in some sense also in general outlook, but part of that is good, in that the conclusion reflects the old "mankind can do anything and should aspire to more" ideal, rather than the more current "mankind is can only ruin things" bleak outlook.

The narration was quite good, but occasionally (rarely) I couldn't distinguish who is who in dialogues.

Author

Author Bio: Jack Vance

Author Bio: Jack Vance

Jack Vance (1916–2013) published his first story, “The World Thinker,” in 1945 and has since written over sixty books. Best known as a science fiction and fantasy writer, Vance has won several awards in those genres, including the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement and a number of Hugo Awards. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Ellery Queen, Peter Held, John Holbrook, John van See, and Alan Wade.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 7.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English