The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley, Read by Isabella Star LaBlanc
A Stunning YA Audiobook Not to Be Missed
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AudioFile’s Emily Connelly and host Jo Reed discuss Angeline Boulley’s stunning debut, The Firekeeper’s Daughter, and Isabella Star LaBlanc’s powerful narration. Set on state and tribal lands in Michigan, the story of Daunis, who has grown up between two cultures, is told with heartfelt compassion. While Daunis is an unenrolled tribal member, she has strong connections to her community and has chosen to stay home and take classes at the local community college to be near family. When tragedy strikes, she is suddenly caught up in an FBI investigation into a new form of meth tearing through her town. LaBlanc’s compelling narration, including skilled pronunciations of words in the Anishinaabe language, combined with the riveting plot truly makes this a young adult audiobook not to miss. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website.
In April, 1963, Winston Churchill was the first foreign national to receive honorary United States citizenship. An elegantly written tribute to the man and his place in history can be heard in Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat; “Roy McMillan’s reading glows with the same infectious passion for the subject as Jan Morris’s own.” (The Observer).
On April 15, join a live talk with celebrated narrators of David Copperfield—Martin Jarvis, Simon Vance, Derek Perkins, and Nicholas Boulton each talk about how they approach the memorable characters of Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield. Register for the live talk.