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When We Believed in Mermaids

A Novel
Durée : 11 h et 55 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Historical

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From the author of The Art of Inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth.

Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news...

Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It’s what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit’s world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions - grief, loss, and anger - that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who’s been living a lie.

After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who’d become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives.

Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.

©2019 Barbara Samuel (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 03/08/2019

Narrator Pronunciation

I am about 2 hours into this book and although the story is ok I am about to give up because the narrators are AWFUL! The one narrating Kit is tolerable I guess but not that great but the one that is narrating for Josie/Mari is clearly not American. That’s not a problem In and of itself, i actually usually prefer foreign narrators because their voices tend to be more pleasant to me. However, she is narrating an American character and nowhere in America do they pronounce I as U. Fungers, that’s how she said fingers. Every short I is pronounced as “uh” and it is driving me crazy! I may need a refund on this one.

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  • katie brinson
  • 11/11/2019

Still listening, but barely...

...I can’t imagine who thought it was a good idea to choose a narrator who is incapable of pronouncing certain words/sounds. She can’t say “insight” but rather “unsight”. Not “kiss” but “kuss”. “Nupples” instead of “nipples”. Are you kidding Audible?! Thai doesn’t even get into the words she clearly has never heard and so she butchers the pronunciation. The story is fine. I still haven’t finished but I’m about to stop because of the hideous narration. Please do better next time.

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  • R. Robinson
  • 26/10/2019

Disappointing

I tried to keep going with this.one, but the farther I progressed, the worse it got. I felt like the author was getting paid by the adjective count. The rambling on of descriptive details about every single scene was not only distracting to the story but so repetitive that I started to feel like I was being talked down to. I eventually gave up, no longer caring how the story ends.

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  • kindle unlimited user
  • 02/08/2019

When we believed in !mermaids

I don't get the rave reviews granted I'm not finished yet but a third thru i find it very average , kit is supposed to be looking for her sister in a foreign country but so far she spends a lot of time iwith a man she has met. Going around as if she had all the time In the world a physician with time off? Kinda silly almost, In my opinion it would have to change drastically to rate above a 3 for me anywa.y but we are all different when it comes to storytelling .

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  • Carrie Ann
  • 27/11/2019

Weak!

The story was so lame. It could've been so good had they built up the whole character theme and everything else. Kit as a narrator was horrific! That narrator sounded so disinterested, and it had nothing to do with the character of the story, it was the narrator who is terrible in her delivery. The overall story, bleh, I would not recommend this. It's a cute theme about mermaids and would be a very safe PG-ish book club read.

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  • Just Me
  • 23/11/2019

Boring

I usually read scifi or thirillers so maybe it was the genre, but I found this book to be incredibly boring. I kept waiting for the reason for Jose's "rebirth". It really wasn't anything. I loved 'Where the Crawdads Sing' and think it is one of the best books I've read in years. There was just a whole lot of nothing interesting going on in this book.

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  • M. Ryder
  • 22/11/2019

Just Plain Boring!

Story is uneventful, and pretty much goes nowhere... both narrators are really awful! Their attempts at accents were pathetic! Characture-like... don’t even bother listening! Parts read like a romance novel.

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  • Mya C.
  • 08/11/2019

A dull read that drags on

I wanted to like this book. Initially, the characters were interesting and the story line slightly engaging. Then, brace for a reiteration of an overly descriptive/repetitive walk through the character's memories over and over again. It was an, "OK, we get it!" kind of book. And....don't get me started on the bizarre narration. It was incredibly distracting to hear the actor with such a thick accent try to sell her American born character through the wraparound syllables of Australia. I found myself focused on her I's which always came out as U's. I am 3/4 way into this book and declared, "U'm, done."

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  • amazon2
  • 31/10/2019

a little too sentimental

the book was very predictable and sometimes so sentimental or sickeningly sweet that I struggle to get through it.

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  • ciaobella33181
  • 22/10/2019

Poorly performed audio

The story itself was interesting but not spell binding by any means. However, the narrators for the audible version left much to be desired. There are two- one representing each sister. The Kit character just never has the appropriate voice inflections for the emotion of the story. If it was a sad part, she was almost monotone and if it was tense or exciting, you’d have barely known it for the lack of conveyance in her voice. The gal who read for Josie had issues with accents. Josie was American but married to an Aussie. I get the opinion that the narrator naturally speaks with an Australian accent because her attempts of shedding that to sound American were pretty poor.
I think the story itself could’ve been taken to the next level with better narrators. Regardless, it was an interesting story, I just wouldn’t add it to your “must read” list.

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