All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat, Read by Quincy Surasmith
Hear the True Account of the Dramatic Cave Rescue in Thailand
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Quincy Surasmith narrates All Thirteen, a middle-grade work of nonfiction which depicts, in detail, the harrowing rescue of a youth soccer team stuck in a flooded cave in Thailand. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Christina Soontornvat’s impressive work and the skills Surasmith needed to bring it to life. The narrative swings from emotional tension when the author focuses on the boys or their parents to tactical precision when she explains the inner workings of the cave system. Surasmith navigates these changes expertly in his narration. This Newbery and Sibert Honor book makes for an informative and engaging yet pithy audiobook that is suitable for all audiences.
Support comes from Oasis Audio, publisher of The Last Queen. Simon Vance narrates a revelatory new biography of Queen Elizabeth and the royal Windsor family.