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Olga, a genetically engineered mermaid and her two shipmates live aboard the Factory raft, Homestead where they herd domesticated tuna on the open ocean using trained dolphins instead of sheep dogs. Confronted finally with the chance to meet the mother who gave her up to an uncaring multinational conglomerate, she wrestles with a decision. Before she can reach a decision, ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Lyn Ducich
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action packed

Adventuring fishermen.
More description of sex play than needed, but not as much as some grocery store romance novels.
Will watch for a sequel.
Gerard Fleck
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is dripping with original characters, new plotlines and plausible future technology which made it a great read. SHEPHERDS has several elements you expect to find in a good novel, including vivid / likeable characters who are locked in an adventurous plot that takes place in an original setting with cool, new technology. I'd go as far as to call SHEPHERDS fantastic for two reasons. First, it takes place out on, and below, the open ocean, which gives it a fresh and brisk feeling througho ...more
Devyn
Dec 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book via Goodreads.

Shepherds by J.Drew Brumbaugh is a action packed, suspenseful, and all around good read.
The book follows Toivo, a fisherman who can speak to dolphins, aboard his fishing ship Sisu who is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. After encountering some stray factory fish Toivo and his crew find a badly listing sub-mersible raft with signs of an attack. After entering the raft and finding three cruelly slaughtered genetically altered humans (shepherds) Toivo
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Robert Miller
Tuna cowboys

Okay, decades ago when I was in high school, I came up with a story idea about a future where we herded tuna. Lo, and behold, here's that idea fleshed out. A bit different concept than MY idea but as soon as I saw the premise, I KNEW I would be all in. Very well written, characters are fleshed out. Would LOVE another story set in this world...
Riley Hill
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful, exciting, heartwarming, thrilling piece of literature. It's sci-fi with a heart. An action adventure that invites the readers to expand their view of possibilities. The action is well-paced; a page turner. Characters you care about and relationships that grow right through the action. Recommended!
L.J. Capehart
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
J. Brumbaugh keeps coming out with new stories that have interesting characters that you can enjoy, with plots that aren't just cookie cutter with so many other stories coming out. I definitely enjoyed this one (well, I haven't read one yet by him that I haven't liked), and have made a point to watch for new books by him. I especially loved the dolphins in this!
Mary E. Hastings
Dec 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads-wins
I received this through First Reads Giveaways.

It was a very interesting book. Of all the "special talents" I've ever read about, communicating with sea creatures was definitely not on the list. It was a bit hard to follow for me at times, but still, it was fun and charming and, more than anything, it was unique and original.

I enjoyed it overall.
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Book ok....wasn't bad but wasn't really great either. I liked the characters....especially the dolphins. Happy Reading :)
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