Behind the Mic: On Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko, Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Listen to a Vibrant Fantasy With a Mesmerizing Narration
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Joniece Abbott-Pratt’s evocative narration skillfully complements Jordan Ifueko’s vibrant multilayered fantasy, Raybearer. AudioFile’s Emily Connelly tells host Jo Reed the many reasons she couldn’t hit pause on this audiobook, a coming-of-age story with magic, mystery, and adventure. Tarisai grew up isolated but discovers friends and found family when she joins the crown prince’s council. But she carries a violent secret—her mother has cursed her to kill the beloved prince. Abbott-Pratt’s richly expressive characterizations imbue a fascinating cast with warmth and complexity, making this a listen that fans of YA fantasy won’t want to miss.
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