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by | Read by Julia Whelan

Young Adult Young Adult • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

After 14-year-old Luce is nearly raped on the cliffs of an isolated Alaskan village, she falls into the ocean—and is transformed into a mermaid. As Julia Whelan narrates these opening scenes, the listener hears the courage in Luce that is waiting to surface. Underwater, Luce encounters a group of mermaids—also lost girls who were betrayed when they were humans. Leaders Caterina and Annaliese vibrate with outrage in Whelan’s narration, and even the minor characters come through clearly. The mermaids take pleasure in killing seafarers by enticing them to sail into dangerous waters. Luce is horrified at the actions of her new friends. Whelan’s narration allows listeners hear the mermaids’ music without any need for special effects. The first book of a projected trilogy balances the warmth of resolution with a new and beckoning horizon. M.C.T. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2011]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9781455116898 $29.95 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781455116904 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CS ISBN 9781455116874 $54.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781455116881 $76.00 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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