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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (950 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nalo Hopkinson Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781449801083
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To uncover the future voices of science fiction, Time Warner Publishing sponsored a contest that attracted hundreds of submissions. Brown Girl in the Ring was the winning entry, announcing author Nalo Hopkinson to the world as a tremendous new talent. It is the 21st century, and due to the economic breakdown and rising crime rate, nearly every citizen has fled Toronto. The city is a slum, populated by the homeless, the poor, and criminals like Rudy, who uses the power of voodoo to help him control the booming drug market. But also left behind are people like Ti-Jeanne, who hope to use voodoo to help rebuild the city, even as Canada's privileged population turns to Toronto to begin harvesting human organs. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 1/19/2014

    " Very entertaining, but somehow not completely satisfying. I'm not a big fan of zombie fiction - it fits in better here than in a lot of places, but it seems like it's everywhere lately and I think this story might suffer because of that for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alakee Bes | 1/11/2014

    " 2nd one I read I enjoyed it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larrirosser | 1/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed these carib-tinged stories of magical realism. Nalo Hopkinson's voice is sure and true and the prose practically flies off the page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie M. | 12/18/2013

    " I think I like Nalo Hopkinson more in theory than in practice, but I still totally appreciate that this book exists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alana | 12/7/2013

    " A futurist mix of voodoo and the circumstances of poverty, this is a page-turner. Set in Toronto, Ti-Jeanne and what's left of her family are strong and resourceful surviving in a community with no law other than the iron fist of the wealthy class that uses them when needed. The dreamy sequences are a little slow and the character development is predictable, but the characters are rich and interesting and I always was eager to know what would happen next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 12/5/2013

    " Juju in a futuristic Toronto. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julian | 10/30/2013

    " First novel, cliche, yes yes. Still an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Lewis | 10/20/2013

    " A pleasant surprise from the discount shelf at the bookstore "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seven | 9/21/2013

    " I love this book. To understand the book more you would have to know something about african traditions like ifa, santeria, voodoo, obech etc. So anyone who is in this tradition would love this book. I enjoy it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elise | 8/20/2013

    " Just can't get into it at all...not even up to the obligatory 50 pages, but I might try again at a later date. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maadu | 7/16/2013

    " and Nalo Hopkinson signed it! how cool is that? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jcooper Cooper | 2/15/2013

    " I would give this five stars for fantastic story-telling. It's seamless. The writing is green, but very sparkly and fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg Bee | 11/12/2012

    " Wonderful piece of Sci-fish CanLit! Very well written, I enjoyed reading it so much I finished it in one day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clarissa | 10/14/2012

    " If you like urban/contemporary fantasy (Neil Gaiman, Bordertown, etc.) and you've missed out on this book due to it not looking like other books, pick it up! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sydney Bell | 8/21/2012

    " I enjoyed this book very much. A fresh, engaging style, interesting premise, good vs. evil. An interesting woman protagonist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deana | 11/13/2011

    " This is a truly wonderful combination of afro-caribbean mythology and dystopian society. The story flows effortlessly between the modern setting and the world of the loa. I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eli | 10/1/2011

    " Could not put this down. And it freaked me the f--- out in parts as I was reading in the dark at 2 am because I couldn't put it down. And Nalo Hopkinson made me like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Malcolm | 9/27/2011

    " Distopian, post civilisational collapse in Toronto. It is the kind of engaging and stimulating novel that makes me continue to make impulse purchases in second hand stores. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamster | 9/23/2011

    " First novel! Flawed but exciting fantasy tale of a future abandoned-by-all-government Toronto, with a single mom heroine. Cool use of Caribbean mythology and dialect. Also at one point I got scared reading it by myself at night. Definitely excited to work my way through her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 thegift | 6/15/2011

    " interesting combo of afro-caribbean mythos and toronto sf. different. easy read. fast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hania | 4/17/2011

    " Liked it overall but thought that the collapse of the civilization was unrealistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 4/15/2011

    " This was fun..
    I gotta find more of her writing..Soon "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 12/22/2010

    " this was a great book! well written and strong. The characters are true people and intensely driven into your thoughts. Can't wait to see more of Ms. Hopkinson's work soon!
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sydney | 9/3/2010

    " I enjoyed this book very much. A fresh, engaging style, interesting premise, good vs. evil. An interesting woman protagonist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 thegift | 7/27/2010

    " interesting combo of afro-caribbean mythos and toronto sf. different. easy read. fast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jaayy | 2/12/2010

    " This book was quite interesting .
    Just everything your West-Indian grandmother would tell you about .
    "Obeah" - witchcraft .
    Parts in this book can become highly boring , therefore needing patience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eli | 12/11/2009

    " Could not put this down. And it freaked me the f--- out in parts as I was reading in the dark at 2 am because I couldn't put it down. And Nalo Hopkinson made me like it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Evelyn | 9/27/2009

    " once the novelty about reading about a post-apocalyptic Toronto wore off it got a little bit silly. The Caribbean/multicultural flavour was nice though... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julian | 8/25/2009

    " First novel, cliche, yes yes. Still an enjoyable read. "

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About the Author
Author Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson is the author of The New Moon’s Arms, The Salt Roads, Midnight Robber, and Brown Girl in the Ring, among many others. She has won numerous awards, including the John W. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, and Canada’s Sunburst Award for fantasy literature. Her award-winning short fiction collection Skin Folk was selected for the 2002 New York Times Summer Reading List and was one of the New York Times Best Books of the Year. Currently, she is a professor of creative writing at the University of California–Riverside.

About the Narrator

Peter Jay Fernandez is an accomplished audiobook narrator who has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards and an Audie Award in 2009. He has also appeared on television, film, and stage. His appearances include roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the musical Thunder Knocking on the Door.