Narrator Damian Lynch provides a credible accent for Shif, a 14-year-old boy from a war-torn country, presumably Africa or the Middle East. Lynch sweeps listeners into this story of a young teen who is kidnapped from a happy home by soldiers. The grim, desperate tone Lynch uses as he describes Shif's determination to escape his imprisonment alternates with with lighter moments of hope as he contemplates the possibility of a happier future. These emotional shifts, as well as the traumatic events described, make this audiobook suitable for older kids. Listeners interested in a relevant, first-person story of a boy who is attempting to escape unspeakable horrors will find it in this audiobook. E.J.F. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2019]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2019
DD ISBN 978-1-5491-4906-1 $22.98
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