A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee, Read by Grace Rolek
Compelling Japanese-Inspired Fantasy
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Narrator Grace Rolek draws listeners into A Thousand Steps into Night, Traci Chee’s Japanese-inspired fantasy for teens packed with spirits, adventures, and danger. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss the fun and thrills of this audiobook. Otori Miuko has never lived up to her father’s expectations, or those of the restrictive patriarchal society of Awara. Rolek captures Miuko’s spirited voice and longing for more—but when adventure arrives in the form of a transformative curse from a demon, she’s thrust down a new, dangerous path. Rolek enlivens each character, makes the language and world feel real, and keeps up with the fast-paced narrative.
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