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Author: Tomi Adeyemi Narrator: Bahni Turpin Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Legacy of Orïsha Series Release Date: March 2018 ISBN: 9781427295507
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*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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Quotes & Awards

  • 2019 Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year
    Libro.fm Top 10 Audiobooks of 2018
    AudioFile Best 5 Young Adult Audiobooks of 2018
    2019 YALSA Amazing Audiobook
    2019 ALSC Notable Children's Recording
    AudioFile Earphones Award Winner
    Booklist Starred Audiobook Review
    Publishers Weekly Starred Audiobook review
    2019 Audie Award, Young Adult, Nominated

  • Bahni Turpin's breathtaking narration of this exhilarating novel will keep listeners rooted to their seats, listening intently. ...Turpin's captivating narration, with incantations sung in Yoruba, intense battles, and lively, devastating dialogue, makes this an audiobook not to be missed. AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner
  • Talented narrator [Bahni] Turpin's reading amplifies Adeyemi's creativity and attention to detail. Through her authentic pronunciations and musical chants, she immerses listeners in the Orïshan culture and fantasy realm and allows characters' powerful emotions to drive the book's action...This excellent, refreshing performance of Adeyemi's exciting debut is recommended for all collections where fantasy is popular. Booklist, Starred Review
  • "[Bahni] Turpin’s bold reading of Adeyemi’s Afro-futurist fantasy solidifies her reputation as one of the best voice actors working today. ...Turpin’s sonorous incantation of prayers, as well as her brisk pacing during exciting moments of danger, will have listeners on the edge of their seats. Her depiction of the king’s rage is also downright terrifying, as Turpin is unafraid to roar. Her hypnotic performance is one to be reckoned with. Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

  • “The next big thing in literature and film.”

    Ebony

  • “Tomi Adeyemi is about to take both the literature and film world by storm.”

    Jet

  • “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

  • “A remarkable achievement.”

    Campus Lately

  • “Astonishing in its depth of worldbuilding, its action-packed plot, and its flawless characterization…Readers, prepare yourselves to be immersed in a breathtaking world where magic has been ripped away and yet is eking its way back in. You’ll root for Zélie, her brother, and princess Amari as they accept their seemingly impossible task. A true winner.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Bahni Turpin’s breathtaking narration of this exhilarating novel will keep listeners rooted to their seats, listening intently…Turpin imbues [Zélie] with an impassioned voice, artfully portraying her rage, fear, hope, and determination. Turpin’s distinctive voices for Princess Amari and Prince Inan change as they grow in their strength and convictions, though on divergent paths. Turpin’s captivating narration, with incantations sung in Yoruba, intense battles, and lively, devastating dialogue, makes this an audiobook not to be missed. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • A Bitch magazine pick of 15 Books Feminists Should Read This Month
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize
  • Finalist for the 2018 Voice Arts Award for Best Narration of a Teen Book
  • A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Young Adult Fiction
  • Finalist for the 2019 William C. Morris YA Debut Award
  • A Time Magazine Book of the Year in YA and Children's Books
  • The 2019 Audie Award Winner for Audiobook of the Year
  • An Elle Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks
  • A Newsweek Best Book of the Year
  • A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
  • Among shortlisted titles for Kirkus Prize Finalists, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for Goodreads Choice Awards, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for Entertainment Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2018
  • Among shortlisted titles for Locus Awards - Nominee
  • Among longlisted titles for Seattle Times Best Books of the Year, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for NPR Best Book of the Year, 2018
  • Among shortlisted titles for YALSA William C. Morris - finalist, 2019
  • Among longlisted titles for Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for Hudson Booksellers Best of the Year, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for Boston Globe Best Books of the Year, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, 2018
  • Winner of Audie Audiobook of the Year Winner, 2019
  • Among longlisted titles for Washington Post Best Books of the Year, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2018

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About the Author

Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative-writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating from Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she studied West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil.

About the Narrator

Bahni Turpin, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and several prestigious Audie Awards for her narrations, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.