The Mermaid’s Tale now available as audiobook

D.G. Valdron’s, visceral and gripping novel, The Mermaid’s Tale, is now available in audiobook through iTunes, Amazon and Audible.

Mermaid's Tale

The narrator of The Mermaid’s Tale

Beautifully narrated by Susan Iannucci, the story is one of redemption and identity, what it means to be an individual when all hope of individual assertion is stripped by virtue of what you are. In a city of majesty and brutality, of warring races and fragile alliances, a sacred mermaid has been brutally murdered. An abomination, a soulless Arukh is summoned to hunt the killer. As the world around the Arukh drifts into war and madness, her search for justice leads her on a journey to discover redemption and even beauty in the midst of chaos.

Susan Iannucci approached the narration of The Mermaid’s Tale with an understated, thoughtful presentation, using pitch and intonation to carry the dark, existential nature of the narrative. Truly this is an amazing piece of audio theatre, and a perfect compliment to the brilliance of Valdron’s work.

What Reviewers have said about the Mermaid’s Tale:

The Mermaid’s Tale is violent and brutal and haunting and beautiful. Highly recommended.

Michael R. Fletcher, Beyond Redemption, and 88

full review here

Fantasy fans, read this book for a different perspective, I can guarantee you will be thinking about it for a long wile after you have read the last word.


I’ll admit that this book is quite far out of my comfort zone. It is a genre that I rarely read and within the first few pages, assumed that I would not be able to enjoy. But I was so wrong. This story is raw and painful and in many places quite ugly. There is war and murder and rage. But the story starts to weave so intricately that it draws you in and makes you feel invested in it.


I would never have thought a book about an orc would be one of the best existential works I’ve ever read.


This novel is hauntingly beautiful, heart breaking & will leave you breathless.


Where to purchase The Mermaid’s Tale as audiobook

The Mermaid’s Tale can be purchased directly from iTunes, Audible or Amazon. You’re going to love the next 13 hours and 55 minutes of deliciously dark intrigue.