Tristan Strong Destroys the World by Kwame Mbalia, Read by Amir Abdullah
Tristan Strong Is Back!
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Listeners who loved the first Tristan Strong audiobook are in for a treat—Amir Abdullah has returned to narrate the next chapter with Tristan Strong Destroys the World. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about this middle-grade fantasy series that is packed with action and adventure and bursting with larger-than-life characters. Tristan, a Black seventh-grader, is helping on his grandparents’ farm when creatures from Alke burst onto the scene and the sinister Shambleman steals his grandmother away. Tristan, with help from the reluctant trickster god Anansi, travel back to Alke to rescue her and discover friends in danger. Amir keeps up with the fast-paced story, propelling listeners from one action scene to the next, while also sensitively touching on the impact of trauma. Truly excellent fantasy listening.
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