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Monstrous Beauty

Fama, Elizabeth (Audiobook CD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Monstrous Beauty
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When the young mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist, she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land. However, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Over 100 years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. But for generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it a genetic defect of some sort, or a curse?
Authors: Fama, Elizabeth
Title: Monstrous beauty
[sound recording (CD)]
Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan Young Listeners, p2012.
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (8 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Duration: 8:00:00.
Summary: When the young mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist, she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land. However, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Over 100 years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. But for generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it a genetic defect of some sort, or a curse?
Audience: 7 and up.
Additional Contributors: Barber, Nicola
ISBN: 9781427222176
1427222177
Statement of Responsibility: Elizabeth Fama
Performers: Read by Nicola Barber.
Subject Headings: Mermaids Fiction. Ghosts Fiction. Murder Fiction. Supernatural Fiction. Massachusetts Fiction. Mermaids Fiction. Murder Fiction. Massachusetts Fiction. Paranormal fiction.
Genre/Form: Audiobooks.
Fantasy fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Mermaids
Ghosts
Murder
Supernatural
Mermaids
Murder
Paranormal fiction.
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Feb 13, 2014
  • JCLHopeH rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was an compelling blend of history, mystery, and magic, and it takes an adult spin on my childhood fascination with mermaids. The storyline jumps back and forth in time, gradually revealing the origin of a longstanding family curse. The reader does a fantastic job voicing the various characters. There's also a nice, brief interview with the author at the end of this audiobook.

May 13, 2013
  • christikc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A curse on Hester's family causes every woman to die young right after giving birth to a daughter. Is there anything that Hester can do to break this cycle?

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