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2.99955357142857 out of 52.99955357142857 out of 52.99955357142857 out of 52.99955357142857 out of 52.99955357142857 out of 5 3.00 (2,240 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Porter Narrator: Julia Whela Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lost Voices Trilogy Release Date:
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Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside a grim Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation: she becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in. All of them, like her, are lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled with her new life—until she discovers the catch: mermaids feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks. Luce possesses an extraordinary singing talent, which makes her important to the tribe—she may even have a shot at becoming their queen—however, her struggle to retain her humanity puts her at odds with her new friends. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder?

The first book in a trilogy, Lost Voices is a captivating and wildly original tale about finding a voice, the healing power of friendship, and the strength it takes to forgive.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A beautifully written and heartbreaking story about a lost soul struggling to forgive the people she loved who wronged her and ultimately to forgive herself.”

    Jennifer Echols, author of Going Too Far

  • “Porter’s narrative style suits her oceanic theme; the vivid colors and particularities of life are smoothed away to plain clarity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In this haunting debut, Porter reworks mermaid mythology to tell a story of abuse, revenge, and forgiveness.”


  • “The plot is fast-paced but perfectly developed…As you read, you can’t help but notice the struggles of humanity that are felt in some of the modern classics of our times.”

    YA Books Central

  • “After fourteen-year-old Luce is nearly raped on the cliffs of an isolated Alaskan village, she falls into the ocean—and is transformed into a mermaid. As Julia Whelan narrates these opening scenes, the listener hears the courage in Luce that is waiting to surface…and even the minor characters come through clearly…Whelan’s narration allows listeners to hear the mermaids’ music without any need for special effects. The first book of a projected trilogy balances the warmth of resolution with a new and beckoning horizon.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brittany harper | 10/29/2015

    " I loved this book. The details were so passionately wrote I got lost in their beauty. The world that was created was memorable. A little childish but buttt... she is only 14. The story evolves and grows to a bigger picture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Catera Moore | 2/14/2014

    " It was ok. I thought it was a depressing read, though, because of the character's sad story.. I was waiting for the character's life to get better but...the end just kind of dropped off and was a real let-down. I think if there was a sequel, it could definately be saved, in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maddy | 2/14/2014

    " I thought this book was good but morbid. The mermaids passion for killing was hard to read. The clif hanger at the end made me want to read the next book and luckily I got it in january as an arc. Overall a good but creepy book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Phynix Bryne | 2/2/2014

    " This was my first mermaid book. It was good but not great. There's drama but something childish that needs to be fixed the whole melodrama was irritating I was waiting for something to happen. Something good. Nothing really it would just go on and on and never finish. "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Porter

Sarah Porter is a writer, artist, and public school teacher. The Lost Voices trilogy is her first foray into the world of novel writing. She and her husband live in Brooklyn, New York.