Narrator Amir Abdullah's rich baritone brings a thrilling mythological world to life. Tristan Strong's best friend, Eddie, died a few weeks ago, and Tristan has just lost his first boxing match. He's sent to his grandparents' Alabama farm to work off his grief, and there a tiny sap-covered character out of Anansi tales, called Gum Baby, steals his last connection to Eddie, a story journal. Gum Baby is hilarious, and Abdullah amps up the humor with her squeaky falsetto. When Tristan fights her for the journal, he punches a hole to another realm and releases a haint that aims to destroy everything he loves. Abdullah conjures a dynamic cast as Tristan reluctantly joins the fight for freedom alongside vibrant African-American and West African gods. E.E.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2019
CD ISBN 9780593167236 $55.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9780593149560 $27.50
Library Ed. Listening Library 2019
DD ISBN 9780593149584 $69.00
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