Mermaids in Paradise

  • by Lydia Millet
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this hilarious novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet, a honeymooning couple makes friends with a marine biologist who discovers genuine mermaids in a coral reef - and who, the next night, apparently drowns in her hotel bathtub. As a resort chain swoops in to corner the market on mermaids, the newlyweds (opinionated, skeptical narrator Deb and handsome online gamer Chip, the world's friendliest man) join forces with other vacationers - including an ex-Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ - to protect the mermaids from the corporate "Venture of Marvels" that wants to turn their habitat into a theme park.

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What the Critics Say

"An admirable example of a funny novel with a serious message that works swimmingly. Dive in." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Sarcastic waste of time

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

It is written by a character who is sarcastic and negative about everything from the first sentence. Gets very tiresome quickly. Almost like a valley girl recitation


What was most disappointing about Lydia Millet’s story?

It is trivial to the point of the absurd


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her voice was a constant reminder of a spoiled rich bratty valley girl


Any additional comments?

I have deleted after the 2nd chapter.

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- siscyn

What a silly story.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Somebody who wants purely escapist fiction who has a low bar of quality.


Would you ever listen to anything by Lydia Millet again?

Not likely.


Any additional comments?

I ordered this because it was on several "Best of the Year' books. I can't imagine why.

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- Virginia Gerst

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2014
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC