Narrator Joniece Abbott-Pratt shares her thoughts on recording Jordan Ifueko’s RAYBEARER. Listeners meet Tarisai as a lonely younger girl growing up with a distant mother, and we feel her astonishment when she’s brought to the palace in Aristar and meets the prince — and discovers her new friend is the person her mother cursed her to kill. This vibrant and multilayered fantasy audiobook comes to life with Joniece’s evocative narration. RAYBEARER earned a spot on AudioFile’s list of the 2020 Best Young Adult Audiobooks, making it one that truly deserves to jump to the top of your must-listen list.
“You watch her save the world… and that was really cool, to be inside of a story of a young woman that got to stand in her truth and in her power. You watch a princess mature into a queen.”—Narrator Joniece Abbott-Pratt
by Jordan Ifueko, read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
AudioFile Earphones Award
Joniece Abbott-Pratt’s skilled narration matches the tone of this audiobook perfectly. Tarisai’s pursuit of justice and sense of belonging are beautifully interwoven with Ifueko’s explorations of power, society, and family. Abbott-Pratt is able to balance the danger and intrigue of the story with the joy of creating a found family among the council members, and her characterizations imbue a fascinating cast with warmth and complexity. Listeners will want to jump into this new series with the first audiobook and will be anxious to discover what happens next.
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