The Immortalists
Guest Post A psychic connection? Hear why audiobook producer of THE IMMORTALISTS Karen Dziekonski was drawn to Chloe Benjamin’s story right away

Chloe Benjamin’s New York Times Bestseller and #1 LibraryReads pick poses the question: If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? Audiobook producer Karen Dziekonski shares what connected her to the story and which audiobooks are her “Bucket List(ens)” that you simply cannot miss!

Karen Dziekonski

Karen accepts the Odyssey Award in 2016

I grew up going to psychics, so the premise of THE IMMORTALISTS drew me in right away. That a bit of knowledge could transform the path of your life—well, I think that is something we can all relate to in some way. It was fascinating to see how Chloe Benjamin examines the power of “truth” through the Gold siblings. They each were changed fundamentally yet thought about their prophecies in different ways. When I visited the recording with narrator Maggie Hoffman, I thought she really conveyed the tension and struggle that the prophecy created for all of them.

P.S. The last psychic I went to told me I would marry a chef. This was 10 years ago and I thought she was crazy…But I did end up marrying a chef!

Karen with her hubby chef, Bobby, and their two girls

Karen’s Bucket List(ens): In addition to THE IMMORTALISTS, see what else Karen highly recommends checking out on audio.

THE NIX by Nathan Hill: for its masterful narration by Ari Fliakos.

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, narrated by Jayne Entwistle: A moving, beautifully narrated story that I can’t wait to share with my kids.
[Note: You can read Karen’s moving Odyssey acceptance speech about this title here.]

SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS by Jack Cheng: A full cast audio and a real labor of love for all who worked on it.
[Note: This title is a 2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording! See our list here.]

What are your Bucket List(ens)? Tell us @BOTLibrary!

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