Why Mermaids Sing : Sebastian St. Cyr

  • by C. S. Harris
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • Series: Sebastian St. Cyr
  • 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Murder has jarred London's elite. The sons of prominent families have been found at dawn in public places, partially butchered, with strange objects stuffed in their mouths. Once again the local magistrate turns to Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, for help. Moving from the gritty world of London's docks to the drawing rooms of Mayfair, Sebastian confronts his most puzzling - and disturbing - case yet.

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Another Brilliant Sebastian St Cyr Mystery

Where does Why Mermaids Sing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks near the top as I have been following the series since if first appeared. I like the period and this is a good mystery series in which the writer also has a writer who knows the period very well


Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite charter and most interesting one is Hero Jarvis whose father wishes she were a boy and really does not understand all the things she get involved in. In this story she is involved in finding out who murdered the girls in by burning down a half-way house for prostitutes.


Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

Davina Porter is such a brilliant narrator that she makes every character come alive by giving them a unique tone and quality of speech. Her narration is the unsung hero of this book. I always look for a book where she is the narrator as she is one of the best in business. She is able to give a unique voice to characters whether male, female, or children and imbues here characters with the distinguishing quality of the social class they belong to.


Any additional comments?

Any lover of historical mysteries will want this book. And I noticed that there is only one more book to add, to have all the series available on Audible .

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- Judith A. Weller

There Are Better Mysteries Out There

Why Mermaids Sing: Sebastian St. Cyr, Book 3, narrated by Davina Porter.

I had purchased the first three of the series and reported on the first two, What Angels Fear and When Gods Die. I found them to be somewhat entertaining but not great tales or uniquely interesting plots. I did think the supporting characters could be inviting but the author just focuses in on the hero, Sebastian, and makes him out to be more than his inner thoughts during his crime scene undertakings prove him to be.

The plot got thicker and more intriguing in this novel, and was better written but I still think this is a dime edition of sex, romance and a dashing man rather than stories of intersection and told with intellectual maneuvering.

Not bad but not worth spending credits on when there are so many more mystery stories out there to provide richer thoughts on humankind.
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- J.B.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books