Behind the Mic: On The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste, Read by Robin Miles
Journey to Ethiopia with Golden Voice Narrator Robin Miles
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On today’s episode, host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Maaza Mengiste’s The Shadow King, read by Robin Miles with a flawless and emotional narration. In this Earphones Award-winning audiobook, listeners journey to Ethiopia in 1935 and 1974 through the eyes of a female resistance fighter. Mengiste’s beautiful writing draws fully formed characters, and Miles adds another dimension to their inner lives with strategic pacing to add suspense and fervor to their experiences.
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