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How to Be a Mermaid

A Falling in Deep Collection Novella
Narrated by: Claire White
Series: Cotton Candy Quintet, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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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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  • elizabeth
  • 21-06-2017

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
  • 13-03-2017

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
  • 23-06-2016

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
  • 07-03-2016

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!!!
  • 26-10-2016

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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  • chelsey potter
  • 27-03-2019

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
  • 11-10-2018

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 Godlie
  • 06-02-2018

Awesome.

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-07-2016

Yuck

Couldn't get into it:(
Not sure if it was who was reading, but didn't like it, couldn't finish the book

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  • Vanessa S. Lewis, Writer & Marketing Copywriter
  • 02-05-2016

Enjoyable escape

loved the story. good length. Narration was good. enjoyed the resolve protagonist resolved to protect sea life from land