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ZACHARY YING AND THE DRAGON EMPEROR

by | Read by Neo Cihi

Children Ages 8+ • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

[Editors' Note: This version of the audiobook is not currently available.]--Neo Cihi narrates this action-packed middle-grade audiobook with dramatic emphasis. Zachary Ying is swept into a supernatural quest across China when he's possessed by the spirit of a 2,000-year-old Chinese emperor through his high-tech gaming device. He joins fellow 12-year-olds Simon and Melissa, also possessed by emperor spirits, to help save China--and his mom, whose own spirit is in danger. Cihi switches seamlessly between English and Chinese, differentiates Zack's American English and Simon's Chinese-accented English, and changes their voice when the emperor spirits take over. As the high-intensity adventure ramps up, listeners learn that Zack feels like an outsider--as a Chinese American in Maine, as a Muslim in China whose family faced violent persecution, and as a boy with crushes on other boys. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781797146720 $19.99

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