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Deep Blue - Waterfire Saga, Book One: Deep Blue Audiobook

Deep Blue - Waterfire Saga, Book One: Deep Blue

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Publisher's Summary

Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin's arrow poisons Sera's mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world's very existence.

©2014 Jennifer Donnelly (P)2014 Listening Library

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    Dorie 06-17-15
    Dorie 06-17-15 Member Since 2012

    dorieperry

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    "Didn't like Narration - Story okay..."
    What did you like best about Deep Blue - Waterfire Saga, Book One: Deep Blue? What did you like least?

    I listened to this because my daughter is reading it for summer reading and I wanted to check in on her reading comprehension.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narration was just not good. The reading was hesitant in places - should have been read without accents - why accents? I had to go back and listen so many times to figure out who was who for conversations. Sounds like the narrator was about 12/13 - should have picked someone more 18ish, with a smoother voice.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Guadalupe Ramirez 10-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful story, full of fantasy and details"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Deep Blue - Waterfire Saga, Book One: Deep Blue to be better than the print version?

    Listening and reading is some times better
    So for me the print version is very good
    And audio is perfect


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deep Blue - Waterfire Saga, Book One: Deep Blue?

    When Serafina lost her father and have to scape leaving her mother


    What about Bea Miller’s performance did you like?

    Wonderful!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    My dauther and I can't wait To read the next book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    catsmeowjmn 07-10-15
    catsmeowjmn 07-10-15
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    "love it"

    Best story I've heard in a long time. Have to listen to the second book. So exciting and thrilling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-06-15
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    "wow"

    omg... I couldn't stop listening. it just kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happens next...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. Chalmers-McDonald Portland, OR United States 08-20-16
    M. Chalmers-McDonald Portland, OR United States 08-20-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Has the author ever spent time in the water?"

    The story is solid, and generally fun. Nothing super original, but it is enjoyable and a clear narrative. The characterization is strong, the girls (merls) are believable individuals.

    However, the story is constantly marred by descriptions that defy the basic physics of water, and not in ways that can be hand waved away by "magic." Blood seems to be the only liquid that mixes with the water around it. Otherwise, tea is poured and drunk from cups, poison drips from fangs and falls to the floor. The merpeople sit down, stride (Stride!) and kneel. Bodies fall to the floor, and somehow it's remarkable that when one girl casts a powerful spell, she's still floating after. The summon walls of water that shatter and spray droplets everywhere. Fins make remarkable and noticeable noise when moving through the water.

    It is frustrating and distracting from what could otherwise be a well developed world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Samantha M. Haynes 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved it! love at first site"

    loved it? I was worried at first but now I can hardly put it down

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    Kayden 04-07-16
    Kayden 04-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I got this book for my teenagers, but I am hooked"

    I got this book to play during longer vehicle rides with my teenage son and preteen daughter. It's the only thing that keeps the arguments over music, or breathing, at bay after a while.
    In the past, I have misjudged a book or audiobook as "age appropriate" on occasion, so I had been waiting a while to start it for them. A few days ago between the ending of my own book, and my next credit, I decided to scout out a few chapters before I started playing it for the kids. I was hooked immediately. The story is written well, very visually descriptive, but not in the way that drones on wasting time just to make sure you only "see" things the way the author saw them.
    It took me a little time to get accustomed to the narrator's young voice (I have 5 children, so I naturally drown out kid voices as a form of self preservation). After a few chapters the voice grew on me and I was able to appreciate the subtle changes between characters and accents, without it sounding ridiculous or forced.
    I've always been a sci-fi fantasy reader in both adult and young adult categories , but I don't think I have ever read anything surrounding mermaids. The world created in this story was a refreshing change and a nice new perspective for me.
    I am looking forward to the rest of the series and doubt I'll be waiting on kids to catch up.

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    Jay 03-04-16
    Jay 03-04-16
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    "Great"

    Bea Miller did a great job narrating the story, I got lost in it all.

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    MusicallyGifted 01-04-16
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    "My favorite book"

    I loved listening as much as I did reading. It really is an awesome book.

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    Ravi Narayan 06-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Horrible!"

    This is the most boring and most horrible book I have ever read/listened to. I'm definitely not buying Rouge Wave. Even more upsetting is that this book is the most expensive thing in my library! 😡👿😤😾

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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