The Reincarnationist Papers

Narrated by Michael David Axtell, Bronson Pinchot
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Pub Date 04 May 2021 | Archive Date 21 Jun 2021

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*Now the Paramount Plus film Infinite*

“For fans of The Matrix and Memento, a twisty, exciting adventure!”

—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series

* One of O, the Oprah Magazine's 28 Books to Read Before They're 2021's Most Popular Movies and TV Shows*

Discovered as three notebooks in an antique store in Rome at the turn of the millennium, The Reincarnationist Papers offers a tantalizing glimpse into the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives.

Evan Michaels struggles with being different, with having the complete memories of two other people who lived sequentially before him. He fights loneliness and believes he is unique until he meets Poppy. She recognizes his struggle because she is like him, except that she is much older, remembering seven consecutive lives. But there is something else she must share with Evan—she is a member of the secretive Cognomina. They are, in effect, immortals—compiling experiences and skills over lifetimes into near superhuman abilities that they have used to drive history over centuries.

Poppy invites Evan into the Cognomina, but he must face their tests before entering this mysterious society as their equal.

*Now the Paramount Plus film Infinite*

“For fans of The Matrix and Memento, a twisty, exciting adventure!”

—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series

* One of O, the...


A Note From the Publisher

D. Eric Maikranz has had a multitude of lives in this lifetime. As a world traveler, he was a foreign correspondent while living in Rome, translated for relief doctors during a cholera epidemic, and was once forcefully expelled from the nation of Laos. He has worked as a tour guide, a radio host, a bouncer, and as a Silicon Valley software executive. The Reincarnationist Papers is his first novel, which has been adapted into the Paramount Pictures film Infinite.

D. Eric Maikranz has had a multitude of lives in this lifetime. As a world traveler, he was a foreign correspondent while living in Rome, translated for relief doctors during a cholera epidemic, and...


Advance Praise

“For fans of The Matrix and Memento, a twisty, exciting adventure!”

—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series


“Maikranz’s spellbinding dark fantasy debut offers a fresh take on the concept of reincarnation…This nail-biting mystery builds slowly…The high stakes and clever premise of Maikranz’s thrilling debut successfully evoke a sense of wide-eyed awe.”

-Publishers Weekly


“The Reincarnationist Papers is a book sprung from an imaginative premise: the existence of a secret society, called Cognomina, whose members have the ability to remember everything from their past lives.”

-O, The Oprah Magazine


“Maikranz’s debut presents an epic vision of history, ultimate double-crosses, and a vision of morality where death and loss are merely setbacks in the search for wealth, acclaim, and a life without regret…This is a fascinating and fast-paced story that will keep readers engaged until the very end.”

-Library Journal (starred review)

“For fans of The Matrix and Memento, a twisty, exciting adventure!”

—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series


“Maikranz’s spellbinding dark fantasy debut offers a...


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Will appeal to fans of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North, Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith, and The Chain by Adrian McKinty

Author website: EricMaikranz.com

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This book is the basis for the 2021 major motion picture titled Infinite

National and regional reviews and author interviews

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Bookseller and library show...


Available Editions

EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9781094154671
PRICE $22.95 (USD)
DURATION 13 Hours, 30 Minutes

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Featured Reviews

Thank you so damn much to Blackstone Audiobooks, NetGalley and Author for this amazing audio book! WoW! I was completely captivated by this story. An extremely well written and thought provoking read! This storytelling is simply outta this world!. I could not stop listening to this book! The characters dang man they felt real in every way possible.. An entertaining and engrossing story that I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters were simply so enjoyable I felt like it was a movie! Bravo Maikranz you have yourself a brand new fan!

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This book was bizarre but so engaging. The story itself is one I have not seen told before - there being a secret society of individuals who get reincarnated and remember each life as they lived them. It tackles religion and faith, existentialism, good vs. evil, and even gender and sexuality to some extent. Each character our protagonist, Evan, meets has their own story to tell - both from their past lives and their current one. The book makes you ask the question, if you knew for certain you would come back, what would you do with your time? What risks would you take? What would matter to you and what wouldnt?

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When Evan Michaels, petty criminal and arsonist, gets shot by police after torching a building for the owner's insurance scam, situation looks grim--until he's rescued by a mysterious Asian beauty, Poppy, who answers the door of the church and opens a whole new life to Evan, He's long been haunted by memories of previous lives, and when he admits his torment to Poppy, she reveals that not only is she one who remembers previous existences, but is a member of a secret group of other reincarnated beings, the Cognomina. The audiobook, expertly narrated by Bronson Pinchot and Michael David Axtell, is probably undoubtedly better than a print experience, and I could hardly turn it off. I would certainly be interested in listening to a sequel. Originally published in 2009, a film based on the novel was released June, 2021.

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It took me a while to get into this book, but I started to like it about 1/4 of the way in, and then I started love it once I was introduced to the Cognomina. The story is incredibly well written, and each chapter surprised me; every time I expected the other shoe to drop, the story went on. I only wish it continued further so I could learn more about the Cognomina and Evan’s future.

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