The Mermaid

Author(s): Christina Henry
Original Publish Date: Jun 19, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.73 hours)
Product Number: Z100129993
Released: Jun 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525596158
Narrator/s: Cassandra Campbell
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From the author of Lost Boy comes a beautiful historical fairy tale about a mermaid who leaves the sea, only to become the star attraction of history's greatest showman. Once there was a mermaid called Amelia who could never be content in the sea, a mermaid who longed to know all the world and all its wonders, and so she came to live on land. Once there was a man called P. T. Barnum, a man who longed to make his fortune by selling the wondrous and miraculous, and there is nothing more miraculous than a real mermaid. Amelia agrees to play the mermaid for Barnum and walk among men in their world, believing she can leave anytime she likes. But Barnum has never given up a money-making scheme in his life, and he's determined to hold on to his mermaid.

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Author(s): Christina Henry
Product Number EB00712821
Released: Jun 19, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: #9780399584053

Professional reviews

"In this audiobook, entertainment impresario P.T. Barnum discovers a mermaid and won't rest until he manages to exploit her. But he meets his match in Amelia. Narrator Cassandra Campbell weaves an air of mystery and vulnerability around Amelia that is tempered by an understanding of people and how they operate. Campbell portrays Barnum as ruthless in his pursuit of attractions for his highly lucrative sideshow. When Amelia becomes part of a traveling show, Campbell makes the outrage of crusading religious zealots palpable and Amelia's fear of them seem real. Amelia thinks she can leave whenever she wants to, but Barnum has other ideas. Listeners may come to believe there actually was a mermaid named Amelia. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"