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All Tara ever wanted was to be a mermaid.

So she takes a year off between high school and college to don a fake tail and tour aquariums across the country in a professional mermaid troupe. Everything's great until she meets a gorgeous real-life merman named Finn. Suddenly, what she thought was a dream come true turns out to be a nightmare - she's turning into a mermaid herself. For real.

Yet when she returns to the sea to seek out Finn and reverse her transformation, she finds herself in the middle of an impending war between the land and sea. Tara may have always wanted to be a mermaid, but now it's sink or swim. In order to survive, she has to learn how to be one, too.

©2015 Erin Hayes (P)2015 Erin Hayes Books

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  • Emery
  • 01-12-19

Decent, but ultimately disappointing

While not an altogether terrible listen (the narrator is decent), I'm glad this story was as brief as it was, or I doubt I would have finished it. Trouble with pacing throughout the story, and an ending that ultimately felt only half-fulfilled and a little rushed to wrap everything up are going to keep me from keeping this title in my library after discovering it through the Escape package. It's not the worst mythological/mermaid romance I've ever read/heard, but it's definitely not one I'd go out of my way to recommend to anyone either.

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  • ElleBee
  • 21-06-17

Story somewhat cheesy, narrator not good

Narrotor pronounced several words wrong like "acrosst" instead of "across".
Story was kind of cheesy like it was meant for kids, but the way it was written is for adults. Overall the plot was ok though.

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  • Jan
  • 13-03-17

Interesting!

no-gratuitous-erotica, fiction, mermaid

What a lovely story! Each character is as realistic as may be, and as an animal activist (not PETA), I was very happy with the writer's treatment of the issue of aquariums for profit. The publisher's blurb gives an extensive recap of the plot, and there is no need for spoilers here. Relax and enjoy the read!
Claire White is remarkable as the narrator!
I got the Whispersync on the cheap.

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  • jjoneeight
  • 23-06-16

Mermaids 💜

I have always been mystified and entranced by mermaids. This book was so light and lovely. I can't wait to read more by this author. At first I wasn't sold on the narrator, but about halfway through I realized she was a perfect match. Definitely worth a credit!

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast.

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  • Chris
  • 07-03-16

I Didn't Expect To Love This Story So Much!

I picked up this story as a free review copy from AudioBookBlast thinking it would make a quick listen during my down time that would not require much thinking. I quickly found I enjoyed the story so much I made time to sit and listen as the story progressed. The story is perfectly paced and does not add filler just to lengthen the story. The narrative continues at a perfect pace and holds you the entire time. I was expecting a YA novel with some clumsy romance and actually discovered a great story with broad appeal. I would definitely grab another in the series should it become available!

As to the narration, it was spot on. Claire White demonstrated a wide range of both male and female voices that did not feel forced or awkward. I was so impressed I went looking for other novels narrated by her and was surprised to only see 9 books available. I have no doubt Claire will go on to become a well known voice in the audiobook universe. I continued listening as much for the narrators great voice as for the story! Well done!

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 26-10-16

CUTE STORY!! WORTH A LISTEN!!

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** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

Tara was drawn to being a mermaid...she performed in a traveling group as one and really enjoyed it...but there was something else driving her....she believes she hears a little dolphin asking for help and checks it out one night...she stumbles across his rescue by a gorgeous man...and bumps her head and almost drowns...his nae is Finn and he saves her and she gets introduced into a world of real life mermaids!

Super Cute...and worth a listen...I have book 2 in my library now!

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  • Kyleia
  • 04-01-20

Glad it was a short story

I haven't reviewed an audible book yet but I felt I needed to. The story was actually fun, the world fleshed out... But I really struggled to get through it because of the narrator. There was almost no distinguishing between the different voices, and it was grating to listen to at times. There was a point in which there was an exchange between two characters and I didn't realize that it was a conversation between two people because the characters were so similarly voiced. Because I enjoyed the book, I would pursue more from this author in a physical form but I will not listen to a book from this narrator again.

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  • chelsey potter
  • 27-03-19

great little love story

I enjoyed the love story quite a bit. the reader was not great but bearable, I suppose. she made the whole story sound kind of whiney but all in all the story was pretty good.

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  • B Best
  • 11-10-18

Really Well Done! :D

The story was definitely unique. Different than any other mermaid book I read, and wasn't super predictable, which was awesome. Too many of them seem like the same stories over and over. So to have a new, fresh, unique story was epic! Definitely an amazing story. Thank you!

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  • Mermaid Mune
  • 06-02-18

Awesome.

Wish it was longer or had a sequel. I like that the mermaids were more modern.