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The Surface Breaks

Amy Shiels

Discover "The Surface Breaks", Louise O'Neill's powerful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale. This searing feminist interpretation delves deep into the life of Gaia, a mermaid longing for freedom from her controlling father. On her first venture to the surface, she becomes enamored with a human boy and yearns to escape to his carefree world. But what sacrifices will she have to make? Join Gaia on her journey as she finds her voice and challenges the norms of her underwater kingdom. Louise O'Neill's masterful storytelling will enchant and empower readers. This audiobook is published by Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd and narrated by Louise O'Neill herself.

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"The Surface Breaks": A Captivating Feminist Retelling of a Beloved Fairy Tale

Additional Info

Book Name: The Surface Breaks
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Louise O'Neill
Narrators: Amy Shiels
Genres: Teen & Young Adult
Audiobook Length: 7H42M
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Language: English
Publish Date: 2020-03-01
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the book 'The Surface Breaks' about?

The book 'The Surface Breaks' is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale through a feminist lens. It follows the story of Gaia, a mermaid who longs for freedom from her controlling father and dreams of joining the human world.

Who is the author of 'The Surface Breaks'?

The author of 'The Surface Breaks' is Louise O'Neill.

What is the writing style in 'The Surface Breaks'?

'The Surface Breaks' features stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building. It has been praised for its searing feminist lens and captivating storytelling.

What is the publisher of 'The Surface Breaks'?

'The Surface Breaks' is published by Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

Is 'The Surface Breaks' available as an audiobook?

Yes, 'The Surface Breaks' is available as an audiobook. It is narrated by Louise O’Neill.


10 reviews for this audiobook
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    Jane Smith 29-Sep-2023

    I just finished listening to The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill and I absolutely loved it! The story takes a fresh perspective on the classic tale of The Little Mermaid, exploring themes of feminism and empowerment. O'Neill's writing is captivating and the narrator does a fantastic job bringing the characters to life. Definitely a must-listen for anyone who enjoys fairy tale retellings.

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    John Doe 05-Oct-2023

    As a fan of retellings, I couldn't resist The Surface Breaks audiobook by Louise O'Neill. It did not disappoint! O'Neill's modern take on The Little Mermaid is thought-provoking and inspiring. The narrator's voice is soothing, making it a delightful listen. Highly recommend this audiobook for all fairy tale enthusiasts!

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    Emily Johnson 11-Oct-2023

    The Surface Breaks audiobook is a powerful rendition of The Little Mermaid, shedding light on important issues like gender inequality and self-identity. Louise O'Neill's writing is both poetic and meaningful, making it an engaging listen. The narrator's performance adds depth and emotion to the story, making it a memorable experience.

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    Michael Thompson 23-Oct-2023

    Wow, just wow! The Surface Breaks audiobook completely exceeded my expectations. Louise O'Neill's retelling of The Little Mermaid is stunning and thought-provoking. The narrator's voice is captivating, pulling you into the depths of the story. Highly recommended for anyone who craves a fresh and empowering twist on a classic fairy tale.

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    Sarah Miller 12-Nov-2023

    The Surface Breaks audiobook by Louise O'Neill is a must-listen for fans of fairy tales. It offers a contemporary and feminist perspective on The Little Mermaid that is incredibly refreshing. The narration is beautifully done, making the characters come alive. Overall, a brilliant audiobook that will leave you pondering on its themes long after it's finished.

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    David Wilson 27-Nov-2023

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Surface Breaks audiobook! Louise O'Neill's writing is both captivating and thought-provoking. The characters are well-developed and the story takes unexpected turns. The narrator's voice is pleasant to listen to, making it a great audiobook to relax with. Highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a unique twist on classic fairy tales.

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    Sophia Anderson 15-Dec-2023

    The Surface Breaks audiobook by Louise O'Neill is an empowering retelling of The Little Mermaid. The story delves into themes of self-discovery, challenging societal norms, and the power of female voices. O'Neill's writing is beautifully descriptive, and the narrator's voice is expressive, bringing the characters to life. A must-listen for fans of feminist literature!

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    Daniel Thompson 05-Jan-2024

    If you're a fan of feminist literature and fairy tales, The Surface Breaks audiobook is a perfect combination. Louise O'Neill's retelling of The Little Mermaid is powerful and evocative. The narrator's voice is enchanting, making it an engaging listen from start to finish. I can't recommend it enough for those who want to dive deep into a thought-provoking story.

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    Olivia Davis 22-Feb-2024

    The Surface Breaks audiobook is a modern gem in the realm of fairy tale retellings. Louise O'Neill beautifully captures the essence of The Little Mermaid while adding her own twists and turns. The narrator's voice is pleasant and expressive, making it easy to get lost in the story. This audiobook is a wonderful choice for fans of empowering narratives.

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    Ethan Wilson 20-Mar-2024

    Louise O'Neill's The Surface Breaks audiobook is a captivating and empowering reimagining of The Little Mermaid. The story is filled with strong messages about female empowerment and questioning societal norms. The narrator does an excellent job bringing the characters and their emotions to life. Highly recommend it for those seeking a thought-provoking listen.

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