Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, July 18, 2019
Actor Karla Souza narrates THE GO-BETWEEN, a realistic and engaging #OwnVoices story of identity from bestselling author Veronica Chambers, published in audiobook format by Penguin Random House/Listening Library. When a well-to-do teen from Mexico enters an American high school, her new classmates assume she’s poor. Should she play along and do some investigation into the kind of life they think she must have? Together, Souza and Chambers are an excellent team to take us behind the scenes of assumptions and counter-assumptions.
Also from Penguin Random House/Listening Library we bring you David Arnold’s novel KIDS OF APPETITE, read by a full cast. With narrator Michael Crouch in the role of a grieving teen, Phoebe Strole as a vulnerable girl who puts up a harsh front, and Ryan Vincent Anderson as the adult who cares for these homeless kids and others, listeners have many opportunities to consider their own assumptions as well as those of the characters. Each narrator seems to inhabit their role completely, creating a listening experience that can give those new to audiobooks a lot of good evidence for returning to find more listening.
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