Listeners who loved the first Tristan Strong audiobook are in for a treat--Amir Abdullah has returned to narrate the next chapter. Tristan, a Black seventh grader, has spent the past month working on his grandparents' farm. When creatures from Alke break through into his world, Tristan and his grandmother fight them off, but then the sinister Shambleman steals her away. Tristan, with the reluctant help of the trickster god Anansi, travels to Alke to rescue her. Abdullah keeps up with the fast-paced story, propelling listeners from one action scene to the next while sensitively touching on the impact of trauma, the legacy of enslavement, and the diaspora. Abdullah's lively characterizations are perfect--from the high-pitched and hilarious Gum Baby to the menacing Shambleman. Truly excellent. E.E.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2020
DD ISBN 9780593149591 $27.50
Library Ed. Listening Library 2020
DD ISBN 9780593149614 $69.00
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