The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill audiobook

The Surface Breaks

By Louise O'Neill
Read by Amy Shiels

Scholastic Inc
7.69 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A dark and beautiful reimagining of The Little Mermaid. Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans in the UK. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.

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Summary

Summary

A dark and beautiful reimagining of The Little Mermaid.


Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans in the UK. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Amy Shiels delivers a breathtaking narration, transporting every childhood Disney fan to an adult world of magical creatures…Shiels’s pace and flowing voice allow listeners to relax into the story without ever losing focus. She hits the tense moments with gusto and delivers softness and warmth to the tender moments. Listeners will want to save Shiels’s rendition of this story to come back to again and again.” AudioFile
“A readable and ultimately empowering tale.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Louise O'Neill

Author Bio: Louise O'Neill

Louise O’Neill is the author of several books for young adults, including Only Ever Yours, which won the YA Book Prize, and Asking For It, which won Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. She was born in Ireland and studied English at Trinity College Dublin. She works a freelance journalist for a variety of Irish national newspapers and magazines. She has also worked in New York for the senior style director of American Elle magazine.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 7.69
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English