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Insensible Loss

Narrated by: Linnea Sage
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

If you had the chance to live forever, would you take it? 

It's 2053: An old man, Viktor Erikson, lies on his deathbed. Alone and with no known relatives, he is tended to by Olivia, a nurse. He has only one request: that she reads to him. 

The request is not unusual, but the battered, leather-bound tome she must read is no ordinary book. Written in 1839, it chronicles the discovery of the fountain of youth by Morgana de la Motte - and Viktor Erikson. 

What starts off as a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas in search of riches and eternal life soon transforms into something quite different: a clash between two personalities bound by love and deceit, locked together by a terrible burden of necessity. 

What lengths would you go to - and what price would you pay? 

As Oliva reads through the ancient book, she discovers a quest for truth and meaning as Viktor and Morgana relive the greatest sufferings and sorrows of humanity, over and over again. 

In such a timeless loop, can Viktor or Morgan save their own true selves? Or will their unstable alliance, forged on the fine line between love and hate, turn into a tangled web of deception? 

Insensible Loss is a dark historical thriller, breathlessly following Viktor and Morgana through a centuries-long adventure. Switching between the present and the past, Peters’ masterful storytelling make this fast-paced, imaginative epic a bold exploration of a past spiraling out of control - and a future that has never been more uncertain.  

©2016 Paul Michael Peters (P)2018 Paul Michael Peters

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  • Julie
  • 05-02-2019

Don't lose this book

I really enjoy this book, it's not my normal type of story- I prefer murder mysteries but this book had me hooked from the start. With so many twists and turns in the story it kept me listening until the end as you never knew quite what was going to happen next it where the chapter would lead. It also had a villain that everybody loves to hate.
The unusual plot is about an expedition of a group of sailors and scientist on the hunt for the fountain of youth and the perils and consequences of finding it. The story is told to a dying man by a nurses aid who is reading him a book found in his procession and recounts an eventful life though the ages.
I narrator was very good and had a nice way of speaking each part.

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  • Zachary Solza
  • 08-01-2019

Didn't see it coming

Good insight on the difficulties one would possibly face if the myth was true. The switching between the present and reading of the book was tied in very well. As it went along I thought i could tell how it was all going to wrap up and while I was in the ballpark it still managed to suprise me as it went.

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  • cps
  • 04-01-2019

Unique and interesting story with great narration

I had to restart this book after the first couple of chapters because I didn't understand what was going on. I'm so glad I did. This is a very different story about the fountain of youth and immortality. The characters are able to start life over again and again but they have all of their memories intact. Very interesting. the narration was excellent. I loved it and I will absolutely read other books by this author. I would absolutely recommend this book.

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  • TU
  • 24-12-2018

Great storytelling here

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This was a surprisingly good historical fantasy story. The fantasy element, of course, is the fountain of youth and immortality. I really liked the stories of Viktor and Morgana and the psychology around living forever. I thought the story was very well written and the narration is very engaging. All in all, this was a great listen and one I would recommend to just about anyone looking for a good story.

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  • EvilShredder
  • 09-11-2018

Unique story of immortality and morals

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I thought the first few chapters were kind of slow but once it got rolling I couldn't stop. Would you take immortality if it was offered? The catch is is that you have to start over again as a baby but at least you get to keep your memories. That's the basis of this story. A couple that live through history together alternating raising/loving each other. A very unique take on immortality. This book is full of twist so I don't want to spoil anything here, it is also a fast read. I recommend it if you love immortality and morality stories or if you like sci-fi but not spacey sci-fi.

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  • Kyle G.
  • 31-10-2018

Captivating and well written

This story pulled me in right away. It was a very different telling of the story of immortality and I wanted more. The characters were well developed and interesting. Great story, Paul!