Monstrous Beauty

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.02 hours)
Product Number: Z100125085
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427222183
Narrator/s: Katherine Kellgren
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect...?r a curse? With Ezra's help, Hester investigates her family's strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean - but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.

Author(s): Elizabeth Fama
Original Publish Date: Sep 04, 2012

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Author(s): Elizabeth Fama
Product Number EB00103848
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429955461

Professional reviews

"Seventeen-year-old Hester feels drawn to Ezra, and as she investigates her family history, she learns why. Digging into resources at the Plymouth Library, she learns of an ancestor who was said to be a mermaid, who gives up her life in the sea to marry a human. Narrator Katherine Kellgren smoothly moves between the 1870s and current time. Her talent with accents is put to good use as she portrays folks of various English backgrounds and helps the listener keep track of each time period. In an interview at the end of the book, both author and narrator discuss the importance of research to their work. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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