The Sea Lady

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(4.3 stars; 17 reviews)

The Sea Lady is a novel written by H. G. Wells. It was serialized from July to December 1901 in Pearson's Magazine before being published by D. Appleton and Co. in 1902. The story involves a mermaid who comes ashore in Edwardian England. Based on past knowledge gleaned from literature cast into the sea, and with the help of newly made human friends, she attempts to become part of well mannered society. (Summary by Wikipedia) (4 hr 24 min)


The Coming of the Sea Lady 23:06 Read by ToddHW
Some First Impressions 36:13 Read by Ed Humpal
The Episode of the Various Journalists 16:16 Read by Deon Gines
The Quality of Parker 9:56 Read by Deon Gines
The Absence and Return of Mr. Harry Chatteris 27:36 Read by Tony Foster
Symptomatic, part 1 24:23 Read by Tony Foster
Symptomatic, part 2 17:36 Read by Tony Foster
Symptomatic, part 3 27:15 Read by Jairus Amar
The Crisis, part 1 19:11 Read by Deon Gines
The Crisis, part 2 29:40 Read by Deon Gines
The Crisis, part 3 19:10 Read by Deon Gines
Moonshine Triumphant 14:35 Read by Marina Tsung


Haphazard Reading

(3 stars)

This recording was done by a team of readers with each chapter taken on by a different person and in a different style. At least two of the readers were very good and they sounded more like they were reciting their own story rather than reading a script. Most, however, gave uncomfortable performances with mispronounced words, pauses where they didn't belong, and vocal inflections that did not match with the scenes being read.

So not his best work !!!

(2 stars)

This is so not Wells’ best work ! It’s more plot scripted hack “trash for cash” than even the modern day romance novels are sitting on the bottom row of paperback books in an Arkansas truck stop !!! I can not believe I wasted time reading/listening to the entire book, then wasted more doing this review ...