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Author: K’wan Narrator: Cary Hite Publisher: Urban Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781504603041
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What happens to the children that the world throws away? They become animals.

Tayshawn Torres is a child born in the slums and cursed by the sins of his parents. His mother is a notorious drug addict and whore who’s more concerned with getting her next high than she is with Tayshawn’s well-being. His stepfather hates him so much that he literally treats him like an animal, forcing him to sleep in a cage and scavenge for scraps of food wherever he can find them. Because of his squalid appearance, he is also an object of ridicule by all of the neighborhood kids, who have given him a nickname—Animal. The only person to ever show him even the slightest bit of kindness is his older brother Justice. And when Justice is taken from his life, Tayshawn finds himself alone in the streets. His guardian angel gone, he is now at the mercy of the world his brother tried to protect him from. Tayshawn quickly learns that if he is to survive the jungle, he will have to adapt. Love and companionship constantly elude Tayshawn, but death and heartache cling to him like a second skin. Gradually, the layers of the frightened child he had once been are stripped away until there is nothing left—nothing but Animal.

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Ian | 3/21/2020

    " I love how all these stories entertwine!! The characters there lives and all the drama!! I was on the edge of my seat holding my breath waiting for all the cards to fall. I think Cary Hite did an excellent job narrating this story. I'm already familiar with his voice from the stories prior but this one in particular I feel as though he put real emotion into what he was reading. Kudos! "

About the Author

K’wan is the #1 Essence bestselling author of over a dozen books, including Section 8, Hood Rat, Road Dawgz, and the Animal saga. In 2011 he won the African American Literary Award for Welfare Wifeys. He has been featured in Vibe, King, Library Journal, and Time magazine, to name a few. K’wan received the 2012 and 2013 Street Lit Book Award Medals in adult fiction for Eviction Notice and Animal. His credits also include featured commentary in the award-winning documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, produced by Ice-T, as well as a reoccurring role as an analyst on TV One’s Celebrity Crime Files.

About the Narrator

Cary Hite has performed in several theaters across the country as a cast member in the longest-running African American play in history, The Diary of Black Men. He also appeared in Edward II, Fences, Macbeth, Good Boys, Side Effects May Vary, and the indie feature The City Is Mine. He has voiced several projects for AudibleKids, including Souls Look Back in Wonder, From Slave Ship to Freedom Road, and Papa, Do You Love Me?