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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,721 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Liz Kessler Narrator: Finty Williams Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Emily Windsnap Series Release Date: April 2004 ISBN: 9781400086016
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For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long as 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, the mysterious father she's never met, and 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--an enchanting fantasy about family secrets, loyal friendship, and the convention-defying power of love. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Sticht | 2/17/2014

    " Another book that Anna was reading. It's a good one for young girls. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tess | 2/9/2014

    " I read this when I was younger, it's an okay book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberlee | 2/1/2014

    " This story is about a twelve year old girl who discovers that she is part mermaid, part human. The story line has Emily struggling to find who she is and being proud of it, and trying to get her family back together. These themes are very aimed at the young girl reader but as an older reader I did not find this book capturing my attention. If the writing wasn't so specific for an age range, girls aged 9 to 11 years I'd guess, it may become a bit more interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Millie cooke | 1/29/2014

    " awesome makes you see the sea from another perspective "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 1/26/2014

    " Interesting! It would be good for middle-grade readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 1/26/2014

    " I read this with my daughters. They loved the tale of a girl discovering she was really a mermaid when she went in the water. I think they secretly wish they were mermaids too! A fun read-a-loud book for moms and daughters to enjoy together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikayla | 1/26/2014

    " Read this as a kid! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 06emilyr | 1/24/2014

    " This is a book about a girl named Emily finds out that she is a mermaid. I mostly like it because it has a lot of mysterys you get to figure out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ♥Emma♥ | 1/22/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book!!! I was younger when I read it but I still love it! It is really great and I suggest it to all girls younger and older!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 1/13/2014

    " This book was short, good and fairly easy, and somewhat interesting... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristyn | 11/22/2013

    " Cute story for girls to read. Not extremely exciting to mee. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 11/17/2013

    " it was good nothing compared to any of the twilight books but still realy good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 11/1/2013

    " This was a wonderful book about friendship, family, love, and finding your own self. I loved every moment of it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miya | 11/1/2013

    " the title says it all... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 daniella Ysabel | 10/29/2013

    " this is a great fantisy i was surprised by the end!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gillian | 10/29/2013

    " It was okayy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ever | 10/21/2013

    " Quick read but very cute. Should probably be listed on Cuteoverload.com. I liked the voice of Emily; it was very realistic and teenager-y. The artwork was beautiful but I didn't think it matched the tone of the book. Might have to give the others a shot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ania | 8/16/2013

    " This was a great book! When Emily finds out about her true self the pieces start getting put together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaili | 5/24/2013

    " I loved the idea of becoming a mermaid. I love fantasy and this was an awesome fairy tale. It's the little kid inside of me that comes out a lot when I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BookWurm Tin* | 5/19/2013

    " i love mermaid tales! =D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karrie | 2/16/2013

    " About a girl who finds out she is a mermaid. Fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 2/6/2013

    " This was my all time favorite book wen i was younger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Walling | 12/16/2012

    " i loved this book mthis book got real interesting in the middle "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Berlita | 8/24/2012

    " This is a message saying don't be afraid who you want to be, don't hide yourself, be yourself. Tell the truth and ask questions know matter what the situation is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anya | 7/20/2012

    " I loved this book!!!!!So many details and i love details!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke Miell | 5/26/2012

    " Well this was a very good kids book. I read it in the fifth grade and if you like girly kids books then this is a good book for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor Moses | 2/12/2012

    " Just keep swimming... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 12/1/2011

    " I would have given it a 5 star but it swore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 11/24/2011

    " ok, right now I am addicted to YA novels, and this is one of those formula driven series, but its a charming read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cici | 6/19/2011

    " I love this book i read it over and over again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/17/2011

    " This book was very cute. I see why my little girl loved it so much. She's reading the second book in the series right now and I really can't wait to read it myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siobhan | 5/8/2011

    " really good! Not my fav but I still like the book!:):):):):):) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 4/22/2011

    " My granddaughter wanted me to read this. It's her favorite book. Very cute children's book and a story with suspense and a happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 4/19/2011

    " Really cute. A little young for young adult. Around age 11 probably. But super cute mermaid story. Wish someone would do this for a more mature audience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexia | 4/16/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading this book! I like fantisy books so this was perfect! I like the undersea world she meets and the friends she meets in it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 4/14/2011

    " This book was really cute it had a good story line and pleaty of details in it I would totally read this book agian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 4/12/2011

    " Cute book. I listened to the audio version, which was really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 4/7/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book!!! I was younger when I read it but I still love it! It is really great and I suggest it to all girls younger and older!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristinagriffin | 3/30/2011

    " I liked how it was about mermaids and under the water. I always feel relaxed in the water for some reason. I would recommend this to people that like the water and want to know about mermaid talk. "

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About the Author
Author Liz Kessler

Liz Kessler’s first book, The Tail of Emily Windsnap, was published in ten countries. Liz Kessler lives on a canal boat in the countryside just outside Manchester, England, where she is working on her third book, Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist.

About the Narrator

Finty Williams has worked extensively in theater, television, film, and audio. She has narrated books by Jean Ure, Liz Kessler, and others, including Virginia Woolf’s The Years, which was a finalist for the 2007 Audie Award for best classics narration. She won the 2015 Audie Award for best paranormal fiction narration and has received multiple Earphones Awards. Her stage credits include The Secret Life of Charlie Chaplin, Northanger Abbey, and The Misanthrope, while on television she has been seen in Born and Bred, Tales from the Crypt, and The Torch. Her films include Gosford Park, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Mrs. Brown.