The Dawnhounds by Sascha Stronach, Read by Anna Coddington
Marvelous and Unforgettable Fantasy
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New Zealander Anna Coddington’s rich accent enhances Sascha Stronach’s surreal and unforgettable Māori-inspired fantasy, The Danwhounds. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss the audiobook packed with fierce queer pirates, lush living cities, bio-alchemical wonders, and a terrifying plague. Yat Jyn-Hok is an exhausted cop and former street kid, recently demoted after being caught at a gay bar. Coddington’s melodious voice conveys Yat’s conflicting love and hope for her struggling port city of Hainak, and her anger at its many injustices. When Yat wanders down the wrong street and is killed by strange cops, she’s brought back to life by an ancient being and awakens with vibrant new powers. A marvelous, distinct, and dizzying fantasy.
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