The Furrows by Namwali Serpell, Read by a Full Cast
A Haunting and Mysterious Novel
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Three narrators voice The Furrows, a compelling audiobook on grief and identity by Namwali Serpell. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Kendra Winchester discuss a story of a family and their great loss. When Cassandra was twelve and her younger brother Wayne was seven, Wayne was lost, and his body was never recovered. She spends years missing him—and then a man claiming to be him appears. Kristen Ariza performs Cassandra with an ethereal quality, emphasizing the dreamlike storyline that will keep listeners uncertain about what is the truth. Narrator Dion Graham performs from an adult Wayne’s perspective, while Ryan Vincent Anderson performs from a third character’s perspective. The narrators work together to keep listeners on their toes and wondering, what happened to Wayne?