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The Girl from the Sea Audiobook

The Girl from the Sea

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Publisher's Summary

Washed up on the beach, she can't remember who she is. She can't even remember her name. Turns out, she has a perfect life - friends and family eager to fill in the blanks. But why are they lying to her? What don't they want her to remember? When you don't even know who you are, how do you know who to trust?

©2016 Shalini Boland (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"I was immediately drawn into Mia's story from the first sentence.... The twisted, shocking end had me speechless!...I would definitely recommend The Girl from the Sea as a great summer read." (Truly, Jennifer)

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    Julia Owner and Operator of ( NookBooksandMoreBlog) and review team NookBooks Reviewers Only 10-25-16 Member Since 2016

    NookBooks and More Blog and NookBooks Reviewers Only

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    "Stunning impeccable writing to its core!"
    What did you love best about The Girl from the Sea?

    The Mystery/Suspense/Thriller that "The Girl from the Sea" throws at you is truly phenomenal. The novel opens with the girl on shore half drowned and unable to remember anything, even her own name. The various people who come forward to claim her have unusual stories of how her life really is. How will she know who she really is? What's true? What's not true? Who can she trust? She's thrown in one suspenseful thriller after another. It will keep you on your toes making you beg for more! Can anyone stand up to more extensive scrutiny then she endures? Shalini Boland draws her characters to new heights and adventure that is yet again both fascinating and intriguing to say the least. I usually don't read psychological thriller, suspense books but, this book pulled me into every twist and plot making my soul yearn for more. I will definitely read and suggest you should read anything this lady writes. It's a true talent. starts making some changes that surprise people from that life. But there’s where the similarity ends. There is a dark, foreboding menace hanging over Boland’s book that is completely absent from Moriarty’s. Different takes, both engaging.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot and twist just seem to come from no where with turns you'd never suspect. You will not be disappointed at all! If you like the intrigue of different and unreliability the author throws you then you'll love this. Often so many books seem to become and you can actually figure out what's going to happen. This is a problem with avid readers over time and you get sort of in a reading rut. This book gives you that freshness you need. Way to go Shalini!


    What does Gemma Dawson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Yes, I actually thought the book was so fantastic it's hard to compare because the writing skills were epic but Gemma was great. I do think that it could be little more heart felt but, it still gave you the chill factor and adrenaline pumping you are always searching for. You would not be disappointed!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! I love this book! It's so immpecable it pulls you in from the start and you can't get it out of your mind! The flow of the book draws you in and you stay glued from start to finish!


    Any additional comments?

    The authors skills are phenomenal you will not be disappointed! It's a must read!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ShoppingFunk Michigan 10-07-16
    ShoppingFunk Michigan 10-07-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Great until the end."

    Loved this book but hated the way it ended. There was a great twist but the result was not for me.

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    Cherith DuBois 10-05-16 Member Since 2014

    Hooked on Books.

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    "Twisted but loved every minute!"
    Where does The Girl from the Sea rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably a 7


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Some of the ending scenes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Surprising ending.


    Any additional comments?

    yeah, use a credit. You won't regret it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Hester 10-04-16
    Hester 10-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Unexpected"

    This was a good book. Definitely an unexpected twist. I was pleasantly surprised. And well performed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diana United States 10-03-16
    Diana United States 10-03-16 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Couldn't Put it Down"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl from the Sea to be better than the print version?

    N/A


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl from the Sea?

    Too many to write about.


    Which character – as performed by Gemma Dawson – was your favorite?

    Mia.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    See for yourself! Is she for real?


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, highly recommend!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    healowe 10-21-16
    healowe 10-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The holes in this story involve more than amnesia."

    The narrator was great in that she didn't try to overdo the male voice roles. The story was thin and in most ways predictable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Hurst Providence, RI, US 11-29-16
    Stephanie Hurst Providence, RI, US 11-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Very well told, but not memorable."

    It kept me interested, but after it was over I wasn't wowed. It's not the kind of book that sticks with you.

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    Gena San Felipe 11-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Predictable and boring"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the story didn't take so long to make an obvious twist.


    What was most disappointing about Shalini Boland’s story?

    The twist was boring. So many elements that could have been and interesting development that just petered out. I wish I could bring myself not listen to a complete book when I know it's going to be a disappointment.


    What three words best describe Gemma Dawson’s voice?

    Nice, various, likeable


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the narration was good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie De Georgia 11-03-16
    Debbie De Georgia 11-03-16

    I totally enjoy a well written novel with a great narrator!

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    "Rising from the Tides"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl from the Sea to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I totally enjoy a good narrator, and Gemma Dawson is one of the greats. Her voice is smooth and keeps you entwined in her storytelling.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I'm not really sure, I don't want to spoil this however Mia was my favorite in the beginning. Madelia became my hero at the end and Scarlett was a nice surprise.


    What about Gemma Dawson’s performance did you like?

    Awesome voice


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No I listened to this novel twice actually because I was upset I didn't catch the villain in this story sooner? This means it was well written!


    Any additional comments?

    Stop naming novels The Girl in or from ? It's getting ridiculous my fellow Authors! I call for us to be more creative! A Call To Action!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen M. 10-09-16
    Karen M. 10-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awful ..."

    Absolutely awful...will never trust audible reviews again. Reviews from audible have nothing to do with talented writing, only with selling a book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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