The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera, Read by Frankie Corzo
A Beautifully Told Sci-Fi Thriller for Middle-Grade Listeners
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Frankie Corzo narrates Donna Barba Higuera’s The Last Cuentista with the perfect combination of gusto and tenderness. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about the upper-middle-grade listen that takes you off into space with Petra—after Earth has been destroyed. Petra’s family is supposed to be crossing the universe to a new life on a recently discovered planet, Sagan, but when she wakes alone after hundreds of years in stasis, a frightening group of fanatics have taken over the ship and erased all memories of Earth… except hers. Corzo keeps the high-tension story humming as Petra uses her stories and her bravery to fight to save humanity and infuses her descriptions of Sagan with delighted wonder.
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