The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One by Daniel Kraus audiobook

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One: At the Edge of Empire

By Daniel Kraus
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781481411394

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch Series: Book 1

22.85 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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From the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling The Shape of Water comes the “utterly riveting” (Entertainment Weekly) tale of a murdered teen who is resurrected to walk the earth for more than a century. May 7, 1896. Dusk. A swaggering seventeen-year-old gangster named Zebulon Finch is gunned down by the shores of Lake Michigan. But after mere minutes in the void, he is mysteriously resurrected. His second life will be nothing like his first. Zebulon’s new existence begins as a sideshow attraction in a traveling medicine show. From there he will be poked and prodded by a scientist obsessed with mastering the secrets of death. He will fight in the trenches of World War I. He will run from his nightmares—and from poverty—in Depression-era New York City. And he will become the companion of the most beautiful woman in Hollywood. Love, hate, hope, and horror—Zebulon finds them. But will he ever find redemption? “Fearlessly weaving gore, love, philosophy, and social justice issues into one sharp whole” (BCCB), The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One: At the Edge of Empire is the epic saga of what it means to be human in a world so often lacking in humanity.

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Summary

Summary

From the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling The Shape of Water comes the “utterly riveting” (Entertainment Weekly) tale of a murdered teen who is resurrected to walk the earth for more than a century.

May 7, 1896.

Dusk. A swaggering seventeen-year-old gangster named Zebulon Finch is gunned down by the shores of Lake Michigan. But after mere minutes in the void, he is mysteriously resurrected.

His second life will be nothing like his first.

Zebulon’s new existence begins as a sideshow attraction in a traveling medicine show. From there he will be poked and prodded by a scientist obsessed with mastering the secrets of death. He will fight in the trenches of World War I. He will run from his nightmares—and from poverty—in Depression-era New York City. And he will become the companion of the most beautiful woman in Hollywood.

Love, hate, hope, and horror—Zebulon finds them. But will he ever find redemption?

“Fearlessly weaving gore, love, philosophy, and social justice issues into one sharp whole” (BCCB), The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One: At the Edge of Empire is the epic saga of what it means to be human in a world so often lacking in humanity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A splendidly rendered, macabre picaresque, muscular and tender, imaginative and grotesque, cynical yet deeply moving…Don’t be fooled by the premise. This tale may be told by a dead man, but what’s rendered here is life itself in all of life’s absurd glory.” Rick Yancey, New York Times bestselling author
“Kraus’s globe-trotting dead kid is by turns cavalier, playful, and thoughtful, and his singular voice—a debonair turn-of-the-century murderer-turned-victim—is utterly riveting.” Entertainment Weekly, Grade A
“Taking on the big questions of the meaning of life, the purpose of death, and good versus evil, this first half of a giant-size epic skillfully blends historical fiction, dark humor, and horror to push readers right to the brink.” Booklist
“Kraus’ careful prose gifts Mr. Finch with a voice that retains a sheen of elegance even as it repulses readers with macabre imagery.” Kirkus Reviews
“Skilled narrator Kirby Heyborne brings surprising and nuanced humanity to the role of Zebulon Finch…Heybourne captures all of Zebulon’s eccentricities…Heyborne is both earnest and sarcastic, witty and vulnerable, misanthropic and attached. He skillfully shifts between the slower pace of Zebulon’s musings on the nature of mankind and the quick, high-tension moments of action. The smooth but articulate quality of Heyborne’s voice is naturally suited to Kraus’ simultaneously lyrical and tongue- in-cheek prose.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Daniel Kraus

Author Bio: Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus, writer, editor, and filmmaker, is the acclaimed author of The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volumes One and Two, The Monster Variations, Rotter, and Scowler. With filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, he wrote Trollhunters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 22.85
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English