Legendborn by Tracy Deonn, Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Contemporary Fantasy Packed with Ancient Magic
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Joniece Abbott-Pratt’s dynamic narration draws listeners into Legendborn, a contemporary fantasy audiobook packed with ancient magic, Arthurian mythology, and family legacies. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about Tracy Deonn’s debut YA audiobook featuring a secret magical society that you don’t want to miss. Bree is a 16-year-old Black girl whose grief and anger over her mother’s death drive her to find the truth about the Order of the Round Table—and she discovers so much more than she could have ever imagined. A breathtaking listen.
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