Episodes: 38 (600 pages Podiobook)
Length: 30 mins.-1 hr.
The Leviathan Chronicles tracks Macallan Orsel, a young genetic scientist in present-day New York City who discovers that immortality is not a fool's fantasy, but rather a reality for several factions of powerful immortals living among us. Across centuries and continents, they have battled for supremacy--and Macallan must suddenly grapple with a mysterious and lethal virus, a covert government organization aware of the immortals--and her own family's connection to both. In order to save herself and the immortals, Macallan must learn to use a key hidden within her own DNA. But a deadly secret has been kept deep in the bottom of the ocean for over a thousand years that could threaten not just the immortals, but all of mankind.
Sci-Fi is a struggle bus for me reading-wise. Though there are exceptions, often times I can't wrap my head around discussions and explanations of advanced technologies incorporating scientific laws to make the feats believable to an extent and so on and so forth. Basically, I need some kind of prop, preferably visual, to completely appreciate the science part of the fantasy.
THE LEVIATHAN CHRONICLES had me in the first five minutes of the first episodes. Like most good epics, Christof Laputka started in medias res. Right away we're introduced to the plot, conflict, key players, and a great amount of action and plot twist. From the first chapter.
Needless to say, THE LEVIATHAN CHRONICLES reads (listens) like a movie and the voice actors are fantastic! The cast of characters is diverse and the epic takes us all over the world, in various nooks and crannies be it in a bustling city, a desolate part of the ocean, some mountaintop town, and even in caves and under the sea. The story is told in varying POV's, fast-paced, and never confusing or lacking. The tone is urgent, the texture is rich, and the plot twist will keep you engaged and your mind reeling in anticipation of more things to come.
THE LEVIATHAN CHRONICLES is definitely a feast for the imagination. It's inspired, to say the least, and even if we know that it's cleverly plotted, it feels organic and the story just flows. I urge y'all to give this a go, at 38 chapters currently, it's comparable to most Sci-Fi/fantasy/epic we all read or listen to.