Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko, Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
The Thrilling Sequel to Raybearer
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Joniece Abbott-Pratt makes a triumphant return to narrate Redemptor, the thrilling sequel to Raybearer. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about Jordan Ifueko’s brilliant YA duology and how Abbott-Pratt brings it to life for listeners. Tarisai is now empress of Aritsar, and she is reckoning with its disturbing legacy and facing daunting tasks. Tarisai’s strength and the love of her friends shine in Abbott-Pratt’s compelling narration. Listening to the audiobook provides an added bonus, with beautiful songs and chants woven throughout.
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