Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse, Read by Full Cast
A New Epic Fantasy Audiobook Inspired by Pre-Columbian Civilizations
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This epic fantasy that includes political upheaval, taboo magic, and a hint of romance is voiced by four talented narrators who shape the intensity of the story. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Rebecca Roanhorse’s Black Sun, an enthralling audiobook inspired by pre–Columbian American civilizations. The narrators read four overlapping storylines, with each voice distinct and amplifying the action to drive the story forward. Nicole Lewis smoothly narrates as Xiala, a Teek woman hired to captain a canoe to bring a mysterious passenger to Tova before the solstice. That passenger, Serapio, is voiced by Shaun Taylor-Corbett, who has a straightforward narration that suits the vessel to a god. Cara Gee narrates as the Sun Priest Naranpa, and she and her city are unaware of the vengeance coming their way. Kaipo Schwab’s rhythmic voice joins later in the story, as Okoa, a younger man who sets sparks flying in Tova. An explosive ending will leave listeners anxious to discover what happens next.
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