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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,058 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherynne M. Valente Narrator: Kim de Blecourt Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to Western European culture: a menacing, evil figure, the villain of countless stories that have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valente, whose modernized and transformed take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the 20th century.

Deathless, however, is no dry, historical tome: it lights up like fire as the young Marya Morevna transforms from a clever child of the revolution, to Koschei's beautiful bride, to his eventual undoing. Along the way, there are Stalinist house elves, magical quests, secrecy and bureaucracy, and games of lust and power. All told, Deathless is a collision of magical history and actual history, of revolution and mythology, of love and death, which will bring Russian myth back to life in a stunning new incarnation.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/17/2014

    " I remember reading this, and I remember giving it four stars. But I was looking for my review today, and it's disappeared (probably because of that Amazon thingy). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sade | 2/13/2014

    " i wasn't familiar with the Russian myth at the heart of this story, but now i want to find the original. Valente does an excellent job of bringing the tale into modern times, even when it crosses the border between this world and the unseen realms that are, well, just behind the stove for instance.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ari Beighley | 2/6/2014

    " A delightful romp through Communist Russia viewed through the lens of fairy tale characters that communism couldn't eradicate from the mind of the Russian people. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by DavidO | 2/2/2014

    " Couldn't get into it at all "

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