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Children of Blood and Bone

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Bahni Turpin

17 Hours 56 Minutes

Macmillan Audio

March 2018

Audio Book Summary

*Winner of the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year*

*This program is narrated by acclaimed reader Bahni Turpin, whose past work includes The Hate U Give and The Underground Railroad*

'Bahni Turpin's breathtaking narration of this exhilarating novel will keep listeners rooted to their seats, listening intently...an audiobook not to be missed.' — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

In Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut.

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.

Praise for Children of Blood and Bone:

'[Narrator Bahni Turpin] excels at customizing her voice to capture the unique personalities of each character...This excellent, refreshing performance of Adeyemi's exciting debut is recommended for all collections where fantasy is popular' — Booklist, Starred Review

“One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of the year. Aside from a compelling plot and a strong-willed heroine as the protagonist, the book deals with larger themes, like race and power, that are being discussed in real time.”—Teen Vogue

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  • Kelly G.

    Loved this book - the narration is amazing!

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  • Tiffany M.

    would like it

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  • Lois U.

    Such an amazing book.

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  • Violetta Smith

    I enjoyed this book, no.. Loved It!

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  • Enola S.

    This book was so amazing. Even though I’m supposed to be doing my homework for the university, I cannot put this book down. As soon as I wake up I have to hear it in my ears in order for me to get my day started. right now I am on an the sequel now.

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  • Gerardo B.

    A good read

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  • Anonymous

    I'm in love

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  • Joseph B.

    Fantastic story! Outstanding narration! Riveting plot line, can't wait to hear book 2! Thank you for such a meaningful arc, the time for it is right!

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  • Danielle D.

    The narration was phenomenal! Really brought the story to life! The book was long but I was entertained the entire way.

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  • Nadia R.

    This was an amazing read. From the storyline to the character development. Loved it!

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