• Marine Biology

  • A San Andreas Shifters Short Story Prequel
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: J. Daniel Sawyer
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (147 ratings)

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Marine Biology

By: Gail Carriger
Narrated by: J. Daniel Sawyer
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Publisher's summary

The New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger, writing as G. L. Carriger, brings her comedic voice to contemporary fiction and m/m romance.

Alex, marine biologist and werewolf, has seen better days. Unexpectedly alive, secretly gay, and haunted by a meddlesome, matchmaking ghost, he must now team up with very flirty mermen to save the city from sushi smugglers - and he still can't get a date.

A full cast of science-fiction and fantasy luminaries join together to bring Gail Carriger's short and sweet LGBTQ love story to life with full production audio by ArtisticWhispers Productions and original score by composer Danny Schade.

This is the prequel to The Sumage Solution.

Delicate sensibilities? This audiobook contains confused lovelorn werewolves and very pretty ex-Goth mermen who are exclusively interested in each other. May also contain fish, Irish mafia, and a shocking lack of tea.

©2011 Gail Carriger LLC (P)2014 Gail Carriger LLC

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Good, but a heads up...

It's a good short story that serves as a prequel for the San Andreas Shifters series with Alex and Marvin.

BUT there are a huge amount of sound effects and background noises and music and voice tuning including screams that can be annoying, startling, and overshadow the vocal performance.

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Check pronunciation!!!!!

Ok so I liked this book but the pronunciation of “Marin” is wrong throughout (not a hard “a”, it’s m-ah-rin)-considering I live in Marin County, it drove me nuts. It’s seems kinda basic production to make sure the places are pronounced correctly.

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Seems a little stilted?

Seems a little stilted or blocky? Good story though, very cute. I will definitely continue the story though because it did have enough to keep me wanting more.

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Fun!

I love this novella prequel! It’s one of my favorites and I’m excited that the audio version is so satisfying.
Great story, great cast! Highly recommended for fans of m/m paranormal

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Skip this one, go on to the Official First Book.

I can't even fully express how disappointing this story is. I listened to the first official book of the San Andreas Shifters series before back tracking to listen to this. Forget the fact that there are different narrators, the story itself was a huge let down. This isn't a story. This is an outline for a story. And a bad one at that. Not to mention my beloved Biff has a completely different personality in this book. Who the heck is that talkative guy in the story?!?! Not the taciturn Biff from the first official book in the series.

All in all, I can't help but wonder if its really the same author who wrote this half finished, defective product. Or, perhaps I'm being too harsh and this book was the half formed idea for the rest of the series? I don't know. Just would NOT recommend this book.

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This was not up to par!

This story is a prequel to the San Andreas Shifters. I loved that series, unfortunately this audio book was done in a different style from the rest of the series with multiple voices & sound effects. The “full cast” style is jarring & disjointed. The sound effects are distracting & in my opinion do not add to the story. I almost didn’t finish the book.
Better to read it in “book” form.

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Slightly awkward

The story is fun. You'll never be able to forget you're listening to actors reading a script, though--the voices never quite come across as natural. I think I've determined I'm not a fan of cast recordings.

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cute as hell

for this book being so short, it did an amazing job of showing the origin of our favorite queer alpha

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A true delight

Marvin knows what he wants, contrast with Alec in his denial and antics ensue. Cute as! light and fluffy and fun in all the right ways. I cant wait to see what happens next.

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Marine Biology by Gail Carriger

Marine Biology by G L Carriger
Prequel to the San Andreas shifters series.
Paranormal M-M novella.
Funny and sarcastic. A werewolf pack, mermen, a selkie and ghost. Quite a cast of characters.

I had no knowledge of the series so to me this was a short shifter story setting up some world building. Easy to follow and laugh at the intended humor throughout.
I listened to an amusing audio version which was done by a variety of performers with sound effects.

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