An ancient alchemist drags out his
weary life in search of the elixir of immortality. But, when his
vengeful assistant quaffs the mixture, he discovers that the
effects of the draft of immortality may never wear off. Mary
Shelley explores the concept of immortality, following a character
that never ages through a ponderous and thought provoking life.
Running time: 42 minutes
From W Lorien of Clare, Ireland on 7/22/2016.
Having hear a few too many renditions of Frankenstein (great novel though it is), this was a very pleasant surprise. It covers issues of the curse of Immortality discussed in much of the modern Vampire media, but also examines the changing relationships that one would experience. A great little gem of a story, highly entertaining.
A creative take on ancient legends
From Ariana of Claremont, California on 8/24/2014.
This story is a creative take by Mary Shelly on ancient legends, such as the legend of the Wondering Jew, Faust, and Nicholas Flamel (although the latter is not a fictional personage). The reading by B.J. Harrison is amazing.
From Lyra of New York, New York on 8/12/2011.
The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley is an exquisite suspensefull tale about how immortality can be a curse rather than a blessing. It's the story of a man that will not die and is trapped in life forever yearning to die. Immortality is not a blessing; it's a curse. As usual B. J. Harrison's narration is excellent. I highly recommend this audiobook!
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