The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Narrated by: Finty Williams
Series: Emily Windsnap, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (205 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For as long as she can remember, 12-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long, her mother has seemed anxious to keep Emily away from the water. But when Mom finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily makes a startling discovery about her own identity, about the mysterious father she's never met, and about the thrilling possibilities and perils shimmering deep below the water's surface.

With a sure sense of suspense and richly imaginative details, first-time author Liz Kessler lures us into a glorious world where mermaids study shipwrecks at school and Neptune rules with an iron trident; it's an enchanting fantasy about family secrets, loyal friendship, and the convention-defying power of love.

©2004 Liz Kessler (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"This fantasy has some delightful moments." (School Library Journal)
"The premise of someone slipping easily into a shimmery underwater world has considerable allure. Light, imagination-tickling fare ideal for middle-grade girls." (Booklist)

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pretty good

What made the experience of listening to The Tail of Emily Windsnap the most enjoyable?

This is my first time using audio books. It did make a few of word mistakes. But over all I thought it helped me so now what I need for my project. We are comparing real mermaids and fake mermaids.

Love,
Hannah Espinola

P.S.
We have discovered that mermaids
may still be living on earth.

What did you like best about this story?

How Emily did whatever she had to do to find her dad.

Have you listened to any of Finty Williams’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not so I do not know the answer to that question.

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

When there were hammer head sharks were guarding the MERMAID prison when all sharks
eat mermaids.

Any additional comments?

I thought it was a really good book.

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the rescue of Jack windsnap

loved it but the narrating got some words wrong yeah but good story thank you

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I love mermaids

I loved this book so much because I love mermaids. They way they move and sing is just so amazing and I think the next reader will like it to.

By Isaac!

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Loved it

I loved it great book really
I think that I will buy the next book since this one was great

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Beautiful

Both my daughter and I have listened to this beautifully written story over and over again. It’s the book we turn to when we need comfort, a smile or just a good story. My daughter grew up with this book. She has pretended to be Emily and Shona when she was 5 years old and now at 12, the same age as Emily and Shona, she can practically recite the book. This story is a tale of a girl who didn’t really fit in anywhere until she found out she was a mermaid and suddenly found her tribe and became braver than she ever knew she could be.
Finty Williams is an absolutely incredible narrator. I’ve listened to her perform both childrens and adult novels and she is incredible at everything she does. She is one of the most versatile narrators I’ve ever heard.
This book is absolutely worth the credit! I hope you and your family love it as much as mine!
Happy listening!

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I LOVE it

It is amazing!! I hope everyone who reads it will love it to! It's also very long:)

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this book does not have the same words as the have

very disappointed. It is a waste of money if the words aren't accurate. refund please?

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The tail of Emily Windsnap

I love the book but the person who read it skipped words and changed some things in the book. For example:” that was great “! She would say that was magnificent!”

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Swishy

I discovered these books a while back while purchasing them for a friend's daughter. I had to read them first of course. I fell in love with them then and it's lovely to now hear them narrated. it brings a special life to the story. I especially like the descriptive details of the undersea world. The narrator did a lovely job of bringing all that to life as well as bringing the emotion to the relationships. I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the series as well. The stories appeal to my inner mermaid and they will always be favorites for me.

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Love is the strongest bond in the world!

This was an awesome book about love and forgiveness. Emily Windsnap is an inspirational character.