The Sea Lady (Version 2)


Read by Thomas A. Copeland

(4.6 stars; 10 reviews)

A mermaid contrives to have herself "rescued from drowning" and adopted by a respectable family on the English coast. Her motive, which she conceals for quite a while, is to win the heart of a handsome but irresponsible young man whom she glimpsed when he went swimming in the Pacific. Introduced into polite society as an invalid, she proves to be intelligent and charming, but as an immortal she regards the concerns of the English gentry with critical detachment. The young man, who is already engaged, falls under her spell and begins to doubt the importance of the political career into which his fiancée has been directing him. There are, after all, "other dreams." But does his new relationship offer him any real future? Summary by Thomas Copeland. (4 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 26:50 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 02 38:40 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 03 16:03 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 04 9:59 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 05 30:02 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 06 1:06:10 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 07 1:11:59 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 08 15:58 Read by Thomas A. Copeland

Reviews

Roy Thomas

(5 stars)

As seductive as the lady herself, this story both mesmerized and, in the end surprised. Most enjoyable in it's simplicity and quite plausible in spite of its mythical content. Wells is quite the storyteller!

HGW ACTUALLY WROTE AN INTERESTING BOOK W/O PITCHING SOCIALISM

(4 stars)

This is perhaps the best organized book that Wells wrote. It was a charming fantasy. A lot of credit also goes to Thomas Copeland for his masterful narration.