Behind the Mic: On Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega, read by Almarie Guerra
Jo Reed and Emily Connelly Discuss a Spectral Adventure Kids Will Love
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Narrator Almarie Guerra brings Claribel A. Ortega’s humourous, energetic ghost hunting story to life as she introduces young listeners to Lucely Luna and her firefly spirit family. AudioFile’s Emily Connelly tells host Jo Reed all about this adventurous children’s audiobook that’s perfect for kids who are ready for an exciting new listen. Lucely lives in Florida with her father and her ancestors’ spirits, who flit back and forth between appearing as fireflies and showing their human forms. Lucely and her best friend work to unravel a decades-old mystery that is endangering her family and the whole community. The story is rooted in Dominican folklore and is a thrilling adventure brought to life with Guerra’s vibrant narration. Perfect family listening.
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Support for Behind the Mic comes from Blackstone Publishing, publisher of the audiobook of Richard Adams’ classic tale Watership Down. This May Blackstone is celebrating the centenary of the author’s birth. This is a great moment to reflect on the novel and experience it all over again, as well as introduce it to a new generation of listeners. Read by the actor Peter Capaldi, Watership Down is an exciting adventure story and an engaging allegory about freedom, ethics, and human nature. A stirring epic of courage and survival against the odds, the beloved classic continues to be discovered by readers of all ages. Watership Down from Blackstone Publishing is available wherever you get your audiobooks, including Downpour.com.