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THE AGONY HOUSE

THE AGONY HOUSE

Earphones Award Winner

by Cherie Priest | Read by Haven Burton, Thérèse Plummer, Jesse Vilinsky, Tristan Morris, Adam Grupper

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Mystery meets ghost story meets graphic novel in an audio tour de force that blends genres and formats while fully exploring the unique characteristics of each. Seventeen-year-old Denise and her family are trying to renovate their ramshackle New Orleans home, but the house--and the increasingly nasty ghosts that live within it--seems determined to thwart their plans. Narrator... Read More

AKATA WARRIOR

AKATA WARRIOR Akata Witch, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Nnedi Okorafor | Read by Yetide Badaki

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Yetide Badaki's dynamic voice returns with this story of Sunny, an Igbo and American albino girl with the juju needed to save humanity. Badaki enlivens Sunny's character with a bright American accent and gives her friends varied Nigerian- and American-sounding voices. Continuing on from AKATA WITCH, Sunny, Chichi, Orlu, and Sasha are growing as scholars, pushing the... Read More

ALL OUT

ALL OUT The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages

by Saundra Mitchell [Ed.], Malinda Lo, Mackenzi Lee, et al. | Read by Bahni Turpin, Allison Hiroto, Christian Barillas, Kevin T. Collins, Inés del Castillo, Marisa Calin

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Young Adult

Six narrators inhabit the wide spectrum of LGBTQ+ characters featured in these 17 short stories. Each story has a historical setting, ranging from fourteenth-century England to Massachusetts in 1999. Some include real-life events and personalities--"Molly's Lips" takes place at a fan vigil in Seattle following Kurt Cobain's suicide--and some are rooted in legend or fantasy. In... Read More

BLACK ENOUGH

BLACK ENOUGH

by Ibi Zoboi [Ed.] | Read by Bahni Turpin, Ron Butler

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

The vocal dream team of Bahni Turpin and Ron Butler delivers a poignant, funny, and ambitious YA anthology in which the brightest stars in YA fiction showcase a variety of black American teen experiences. Turpin confidently takes on the female-driven stories, while Butler settles in with the male points of view. Settings include camping trips, disastrous parties, and family... Read More

A BLADE SO BLACK

A BLADE SO BLACK Blade So Black, Book 1

by L.L. McKinney | Read by Jeanette Illidge

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jeanette Illidge sets the perfect tone in this reimagined urban fantasy based on the classic ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Young, black teen Alice is living a normal life, but everything changes when she crosses paths with a young lad named Addison Hatta, who saves her from being attacked by a devilish creature called "Nightmare." Soon, she takes on saving the world herself,... Read More

BLANCA & ROJA

BLANCA & ROJA

by Anne-Marie McLemore | Read by Almarie Guerra, Kyla Garcia, James Fouhey, Thérèse Plummer

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Young Adult

Sisters Blanca and Roja know their family's curse will someday trap one of them in the body of a swan while the other remains a girl. When local boys Page and Barclay become involved with the sisters, their firsthand experience with the magical transformative powers of the woods will either save or destroy all four of them. Narrator Thérèse Plummer is the star of the audiobook... Read More

CIRCLE OF SHADOWS

CIRCLE OF SHADOWS

by Evelyn Skye | Read by Eileen Stevens

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

In the first of a new fantasy series, narrated by Eileen Stevens, the listener is taken to Kichona, an Asian-inspired land of magic. While on a routine scouting mission, apprentice warriors Sora and Daemon come across an unusual gathering. The two soon find themselves embroiled in a plot against their kingdom and must match wits against a foe long thought dead. Stevens's... Read More

THE DEAD QUEENS CLUB

by Hannah Capin | Read by Jesse Vilinsky

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Jesse Vilinsky narrates a contemporary reimagining of Henry VIII and his numerous wives. Handsome and popular, Henry is at the top of the upper echelon of his Indiana high school. The details of his love life are described by his best friend and one-time girlfriend--Annie "Cleves" Marck. All is not as it seems in Lancaster High School. Using distinct voices, Vilinsky... Read More

THE DISASTERS

THE DISASTERS

by M.K. England | Read by James Fouhey

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Advertised as a space story starring a motley crew, this audiobook is more of a land-bound conspiracy thriller than true science fiction. The story is filled with shrewd characters, deadly intrigue, and enough close calls to keep listeners on the edge of their seats. Narrator James Fouhey portrays Nax Hall with just a touch of snark, playing up the character's jaded attitude... Read More

DREAM COUNTRY

DREAM COUNTRY

Earphones Award Winner

by Shannon Gibney | Read by Bahni Turpin

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Bahni Turpin moves easily between the accents and emotions, times and places of five linked stories, beginning with that of Kollie Flomo in 2008. The 17-year-old Liberian refugee has undiagnosed PTSD that results in confusion, anger, and eventually his return to reform school in Monrovia. From there, the stories shift abruptly and without apparent reason. In 1926,... Read More

THE FEVER KING

THE FEVER KING Feverwake, Book 1

by Victoria Lee | Read by Michael Crouch

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Listeners will be drawn into Carolinia, where magic is a virus that leaves survivors, including Noam Alvarez, with special powers. Noam, a technopath, is offered lessons by Calix Lehrer, the Carolinian minister of defense. Noam is right to be distrustful of Lehrer and his son, the bewitching Dara, to whom he is attracted. Narrator Michael Crouch injects Noam's and Dara's voices... Read More

FIVE FEET APART

FIVE FEET APART

by Rachael Lippincott | Read by Joy Osmanski, Corey Brill

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

In this impossible romance, Will and Stella battle the life-threatening disease cystic fibrosis while falling dangerously in love. Dual narrators Joy Osmanski and Corey Brill deftly volley opposing perspectives during the couple's hospital stay. Osmanski perfectly balances Stella's determination to follow the rules and to use her intense sorrow at losing loved ones to help... Read More

FOUR THREE TWO ONE

FOUR THREE TWO ONE

by Courtney Stevens | Read by Bailey Carr, Erin Spencer

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

After a promising beginning, narrators Bailey Carr and Erin Spencer skillfully keep this novel on course as it devolves into too many hot-button issues and unrealistic characters and too much unbelievable behavior. Kentuckians Golden "Go" Jennings and her boyfriend, Chandler, travel to New York City to photograph Ellis Island for her grandmother when a bomb explodes on their... Read More

THE GILDED WOLVES

THE GILDED WOLVES

by Roshani Chokshi | Read by P.J. Ochlan, Laurie Catherine Winkel

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

P.J. Ochlan and Laurie Winkel narrate the first in an alternate-history series. They animate a large cast of well-rounded characters, a complicated plot, and rich descriptions. Ochlan delivers the chapters told from a male point of view. He describes, for example, the power of Séverin, a thief who leads a brilliant multiethnic crew in solving riddles and puzzles to recover a... Read More

GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE

GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE

by Natasha Ngan, James Patterson [Fore.] | Read by Allison Hiroto

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrated by Allison Hiroto, this Asian-culture-influenced fantasy audiobook follows teenager Lei as she is kidnapped from her village and forced to become part of the demon king's harem of Paper Girls. Though living in opulence and splendor, Lei finds there are horrors awaiting her--as well as an unexpected love. While Hiroto possesses a pleasant voice, her narration leaves... Read More

THE GRAND ESCAPE

THE GRAND ESCAPE The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century

by Neal Bascomb | Read by Simon Vance

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

It takes the smooth, calm voice of narrator Simon Vance to keep the listener from feeling claustrophobic during this nonfiction narrative of survival and escape from POW camps during WWI. The author writes these stories in a documentary style, with little to no dialogue, so Vance's delivery of the unjust and inhumane conditions gives the listener just enough distance to keep... Read More

HERE TO STAY

HERE TO STAY

by Sara Farizan | Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jonathan Todd Ross delivers a relevant and timely story about bullying, Islamophobia, and racism. Bijan Majidi is a nerdy junior varsity jock at the Granger School in Boston. After winning a playoff game, he finds himself part of the popular group at Granger. However, he discovers that not everyone is thrilled about him when he receives an anonymous email with his... Read More

THE HUNGER GAMES: SPECIAL EDITION

THE HUNGER GAMES: SPECIAL EDITION Hunger Games, Book 1

by Suzanne Collins | Read by Tatiana Maslany

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of THE HUNGER GAMES with a captivating new production, narrated by Tatiana Maslany. Her husky voice and skill in conveying nail-biting tension perfectly fit the story of teenagers who are senselessly sacrificed for media attention and political gain. Her portrayals of the Capitol residents--from twittering host Effie Trinket to sleek stylist... Read More

I AM STILL ALIVE

I AM STILL ALIVE

by Kate Alice Marshall | Read by Amy McFadden

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Amy McFadden's evocative voice guides listeners through protagonist Jess's harrowing ordeal. McFadden conveys the visceral nature of Jess's quest for survival. She's stranded, hurt, and grieving in the remote Canadian wilderness after the unexpected death of her antiestablishment father, who lives off the grid. While there are few characters for McFadden to portray,... Read More

IN PARIS WITH YOU

IN PARIS WITH YOU

by Clémentine Beauvais, Sam Taylor [Trans.] | Read by Ellie Heydon

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

British actor Ellie Heydon narrates this French romance with the knowing tone of an omniscient narrator. It's a short and sweet crossover between contemporary new adult and young adult fiction. Listeners will have to adjust to a narrator with an English accent performing a story set in Paris, but Heydon's pronunciation of French words is impeccable. Throughout the many... Read More

THE INFINITE PIECES OF US

THE INFINITE PIECES OF US

by Rebekah Crane | Read by Lauren Ezzo

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Lauren Ezzo takes us inside Esther Ainsworth's mind as she narrates this stream-of-consciousness story. Ezzo's delivery is an emotionless monotone, although her portrayal of Color, the girl who becomes Esther's new friend and confidante, does add some feeling to the story. Esther's stepfather has moved the family from Ohio to New Mexico, hoping Esther can find "salvation" and a... Read More

THE IRON FLOWER

THE IRON FLOWER The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2

by Laurie Forest | Read by Julia Whelan

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

The magical voice of Julia Whelan casts a spell over Forest's sequel--picking up where THE BLACK WITCH ended. Elloren is still at the university and sheltering Marina, the rescued selkie, with the help of various friends. But life's becoming more dangerous for all those who work for the underground Resistance. Smooth-voiced and perfectly paced, Whelan strikes all the right... Read More

JACK OF HEARTS (AND OTHER PARTS)

JACK OF HEARTS (AND OTHER PARTS)

by L.C. Rosen | Read by Drew Caidan

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

At 17 years old, privileged private school student Jack is an out-and-proud, makeup-wearing, gleefully promiscuous poster boy for sex positivity. He's not bothered by his slutty reputation, but after he starts writing a sex advice column for his friend's blog, he's disturbed by the unwelcome attention of an anonymous stalker. Narrator Drew Caidan allows Jack's authenticity to... Read More

LET'S GO SWIMMING ON DOOMSDAY

LET'S GO SWIMMING ON DOOMSDAY

Earphones Award Winner

by Natalie C. Anderson | Read by Kevin R. Free

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Kevin R. Free breathes dramatic urgency into Anderson's intense story about 15-year-old Abdi, who is forced to join the ruthless jihadi group al-Shabaab in Somalia. Free infuses his reading with raw emotion, giving each character a distinct voice--from the terrifying jihadi general's knife-edge roughness to the smooth, nasal drawl of the American black-ops agent.... Read More

THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS

THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS

Earphones Award Winner

by Laura E. Weymouth | Read by Fiona Hardingham, Moira Quirk

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrators Fiona Hardingham and Moira Quirk skillfully deliver the story of two sisters. Evelyn is lost between two worlds: the magical Woodlands, where her heart feels truly at home, and post-WWII England, where her family remains. Older sister Philippa does what she must to find a place again in their current world. With distinct voices and accents for each of the characters,... Read More

LIGHT MAGE

LIGHT MAGE The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 1.5

by Laurie Forest | Read by Amy McFadden

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Amy McFadden leads listeners on a colorful journey to the magical world of Erthia in this exciting prequel to THE BLACK WITCH. The mysterious and powerful White Wand was carried by Sagellyn Gaffney, before she gave it to Elloren Gardner. Now, this title deepens the series, introducing us to Sage, the dutiful daughter of a strict family, and her complex story.... Read More

LITTLE WHITE LIES

LITTLE WHITE LIES Debutantes, Book 1

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Read by Katherine Littrell

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Katherine Littrell brings Southern sass to this over-the-top drama. When Sawyer Taft's estranged grandmother offers her half-a-million dollars to join Magnolia County's high society as a debutante, Sawyer quickly finds herself involved in kidnapping, blackmail, and theft. Listeners will appreciate Littrell's range of Southern inflections. Sawyer's accent is a quick and... Read More

MAMMOTH

MAMMOTH

by Jill Baguchinsky | Read by Carly Robins

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Carly Robins portrays Natalie, the plus-size fossil-loving heroine, as the unabashedly awesome teenager she is. As she spends her summer interning at an Ice Age dig, Natalie's exuberance gets her into trouble repeatedly, painfully, and always in a fashion true to her character--whether she's crushing on a boy who is able to see past her image or giving into moments of... Read More

MEET THE SKY

MEET THE SKY

by McCall Hoyle | Read by Morgan Fairbanks

Blink | Unabridged
Young Adult

This audiobook hurls listeners into the heart of a hurricane. Morgan Fairbanks narrates Sophie March's struggle to survive a hurricane in her Outer Banks, North Carolina, home with help from her former crush, Finn. Sophie is no stranger to hard times; it hasn't been long since the car accident that left her sister with brain damage and sent her guilt-racked father packing. Finn... Read More

MORTAL ENGINES

MORTAL ENGINES Mortal Engines, Book 1

by Philip Reeve | Read by Barnaby Edwards

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Barnaby Edwards is fully a partner in the world-building of this exciting young adult novel. In the far future after a terrible war, mobile cities brutally consume each other for resources in a system called "Municipal Darwinism." Edwards establishes voices for highborn Londoners, who live in luxury on the city's top tiers, and differentiates them from the workers who... Read More

NAVIGATING THE STARS

NAVIGATING THE STARS Sentinels of the Galaxy, Book 1

by Maria V. Snyder | Read by Alice Barrington

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Gabra Zackman's brusque, youthful tones lend themselves to protagonist Lyra Daniels. Lyra must leave her friends behind to travel with her parents, who are archaeologists, to another planet, where they will continue to study ancient artifacts. When they reach their destination, the family and the planet's inhabitants are faced with a disturbing mystery: All... Read More

ON THE COME UP

ON THE COME UP

by Angie Thomas | Read by Bahni Turpin

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Bahni Turpin becomes The Neighborhood through the eyes of Bri, a 16-year-old hip-hop artist who raps to express how she feels. Turpin portrays the essence of this quick-thinking wordsmith who gets her first break by performing at the infamous Ring, where the best-of- the-best rap battles unfold. The spunk in Turpin's voice brings this roller-coaster story to life. She... Read More

PULP

PULP

by Robin Talley | Read by Stephanie Cannon

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Stephanie Cannon narrates this audiobook, which moves between 1955 and 2017. Amid the 1950s Lavender Scare, when mass firings of gays from government jobs took place, Janet discovers a lesbian pulp fiction novel, and it opens up new worlds for her. Sixty-two years later, Abby is an out-and-proud lesbian coping with her parents' imploding marriage. The juxtaposition of these... Read More

A ROOM AWAY FROM THE WOLVES

A ROOM AWAY FROM THE WOLVES

by Nova Ren Suma | Read by Sandy Rustin

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Sandy Rustin blurs the lines between the supernatural and real life in this ghostly story of a teenage runaway. Bina Tremper attempts to understand her mother's past while she escapes to a young woman's residence in New York City brimming with grim secrets and enigmatic residents. Rustin guides listeners between Bina's own painful past and murky present in a youthful... Read More

RUIN OF STARS

RUIN OF STARS Mask of Shadows, Book 2

by Linsey Miller | Read by Deryn Edwards

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Sallot Leon, a gender-fluid thief recently appointed to the Queen's team of assassins, is using their position to enact revenge on those that murdered their family and destroyed their homeland. Deryn Edwards, narrator of 2017's MASK OF SHADOWS, is back for this gory conclusion to the duology, and once again she skillfully sneaks vulnerability into Sal's otherwise tough-as-nails... Read More

SAM GREEN AND THE WHIPEYE GREAT ONES

SAM GREEN AND THE WHIPEYE GREAT ONES Whipeye, Book 1

by Geoffrey Saign | Read by Lauren Holladay

KiraKu Press | Unabridged
Young Adult

In brassy, vehement tones, narrator Lauren Holladay unfurls a fantastical battle between powerful supernatural beings as two worlds hang in the balance. Saign's cast of characters is large and varied, combining everyday heroes and powerful creatures like the Great Ones and Charlie, the ancient wisecracking parrot. Sam and Jack are brave teens on a dangerous quest to save two... Read More

SKYWARD

SKYWARD Skyward, Book 1

Earphones Award Winner

by Brandon Sanderson | Read by Suzy Jackson

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Suzy Jackson's assured, brassy tones and forceful delivery are an exceptional match for Sanderson's high-stakes, battle-driven space opera. Spensa is an aspiring fighter pilot on a distant planet, but her father's past military betrayal means she must face extraordinary odds to prove her worth on the battlefield. Jackson's gift for characterizations shines--she brings... Read More

SMOKE AND SUMMONS

SMOKE AND SUMMONS Numina, Book 1

by Charlie N. Holmberg | Read by Scott Merriman, Lauren Ezzo

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Fate brings together Sandis and Rone, and they are running for their lives. Lauren Ezzo narrates the point of view of Sandis, a young woman who has run away from enslavement as a vessel for channeling spirits. Ezzo conveys Sandis's anxiety and diligence in searching for a distant relative to save her. Scott Merriman narrates the portions from the point of view of Rone, a young... Read More

STORM-WAKE

STORM-WAKE

by Lucy Christopher | Read by Lucy Tregear

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Lucy Tregear's narration teases out the magical elements of an enchanted island in this story loosely rooted in Shakespeare's TEMPEST. Pa and Moss believe themselves to be the only humans on a planet destroyed by floods. The arrival of the fish-like Cal and, later, two shipwrecked teenage sailors punctures this reality. Tregear is at home with the lyrical and rhythmic prose,... Read More

STRANGE GRACE

STRANGE GRACE

by Tessa Gratton | Read by Amy McFadden

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Amy McFadden's throaty voice takes listeners to a town whose bargain with the local forest devil ensures health and prosperity. But every seven years, a young man must be sacrificed, sent into the devil's forest in order to uphold this bargain. Mairwen, a young witch; Rhun, the presumed next saint; and Arthur, a thorny outcast, are distinctly portrayed by McFadden. As... Read More

THIS STORY IS A LIE

THIS STORY IS A LIE

by Tom Pollock | Read by Tim Gerard Reynolds

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Tim Gerard Reynolds's gripping narration ramps up the intensity of this action-packed thriller in which nothing is as it seems. Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman lives a fraught existence, retreating to the predictable world of mathematics to keep his crippling anxiety at bay. He barely copes with everyday problems, so when his mother, a brilliant neuroscientist, is brutally... Read More

A THOUSAND SISTERS

A THOUSAND SISTERS The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

by Elizabeth Wein | Read by Amy Landon

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Amy Landon's low, slightly smoky voice delivers the true story of young women in Stalinist Russia who were trained as pilots yet denied their place at the front as WWII broke out. Landon's slightly breathy narration, marked by an attention to pacing and careful enunciation, allows listeners to follow the difficult Russian names and places, as well as the missions of the women... Read More

TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET

TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET

by Karen M. McManus | Read by Sophie Amoss, Kirby Heyborne

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

From the bestselling author of ONE OF US IS LYING comes a new thriller, beautifully narrated by Sophie Amoss and Kirby Heyborne. Ellery and her brother, Ezra, move to the quiet rural town of Echo Ridge, Vermont, where a past homecoming queen was murdered five years earlier. When homecoming season arrives again, another girl goes missing. Other secrets of Echo Ridge surface as... Read More

UNDOCUMENTED

UNDOCUMENTED A Worker's Fight

by Duncan Tonatiuh | Read by Tim Andrés Pabon

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Tim Andrés Pabon narrates this realistic fictional account of Juan, an undocumented worker. Pabon delivers this first-person narrative in a conversational tone, his accented English suggesting Juan's Mixteco background. With an earnest and eager voice, Juan seeks employment to help his family. In the background, listeners hear the sounds of dishwashers, food deliverers, and... Read More

UNSTOPPABLE MOSES

UNSTOPPABLE MOSES

by Tyler James Smith | Read by Graham Halstead

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Moses gets caught up in a simple prank that quickly turns into arson with his mischievous cousin. The criminal justice systems assigns him community service: working as a camp counselor for children. Narrator Graham Halstead creates an authentic voice that reflects the raw pain that Moses feels because of his involvement in the crime and the traumatic... Read More

WEST

WEST

by Edith Pattou | Read by Renee Raudman, Kirby Heyborne, Taylor Meskimen, Robertson Dean, Kimberly Farr, Tonya Cornelisse

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

The audiobook WEST has just as much adventure and enchantment as its predecessor, EAST. It opens three years later as Rose's blissful marriage to Charles, who was formerly a white bear, is again challenged by the Troll Queen's magic. Narrator Renee Raudman takes the role of the determined and romantic Rose, who is bent on rescuing Charles. Robertson Dean's sonorous voice... Read More

THE WICKED KING

THE WICKED KING The Folk of the Air, Book 2

by Holly Black | Read by Caitlin Kelly

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Caitlin Kelly returns for this addition to the author's Folk of the Air series. In a land called Faerie, Jude plans a way to bind herself to the wicked, sadistic King Cardan in order to keep her brother, who is the rightful heir to the crown, safe. Although Kelly succeeds in portraying the urgency and thrills in this complex fantasy, her performance highlight is her... Read More

YOU

YOU

by Charles Benoit | Read by David Baker

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

The listener becomes underachieving sophomore Kyle Chase in this thriller written in the second person. Narrator David Baker's deadpan tone tells you what you think, feel, and do as Kyle navigates a dreary high school existence full of judgmental adults, cruel teens, and boring classes. Baker's flat style makes it possible for listeners to easily put themselves in Kyle's shoes.... Read More

ZORA & ME: THE CURSED GROUND

ZORA & ME: THE CURSED GROUND Zora & Me, Book 2

by T. Simon | Read by Channie Waites

Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick | Unabridged
Young Adult

Channie Waites is up to the challenge of narrating T.R. Simon's fictionalized account of the childhood of Zora Neale Hurston and her friend, Carrie. The story alternates between two timeframes: Events in 1903 are narrated by Carrie as racial violence seems ready to overtake Eatonville, Florida. Events in 1855 are narrated by Lucia, a free black girl from Hispaniola, who... Read More

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