Out of Darkness Audiobook, by Ashley Hope Perez Play Audiobook Sample

Out of Darkness Audiobook

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Read By: Lincoln Hoppe, Benita Robledo Publisher: Listening Library Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780735289468

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Longest Chapter Length:

09:47 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

04:13 minutes

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Publisher Description

"This is East Texas, and there's lines. Lines you cross, lines you don't cross. That clear?"  New London, Texas. 1937. Naomi Vargas and Wash Fuller know about the lines in East Texas as well as anyone. They know the signs that mark them. They know the people who enforce them. But sometimes the attraction between two people is so powerful it breaks through even the most entrenched color lines. And the consequences can be explosive. Ashley Hope Pérez takes the facts of the 1937 New London school explosion the worst school disaster in American history as a backdrop for a riveting novel about segregation, love, family, and the forces that destroy people.

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“Robledo moves effortlessly between rigid control and panicked acceleration, imbuing the multiple viewpoints with authenticity and empathy, while Hoppe’s near-growling interruptions as ‘The Gang,’ a collective representation of racist classmates, remain menacing throughout.”

— School Library Journal (audio review) 


  • "[This] layered tale of color lines, love, and struggle in an East Texas oil town is a pit-in-the-stomach family drama that goes down like it should, with pain and fascination, like a mix of sugary medicine and artisanal moonshine.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “Unflinchingly intense….A powerful, layered tale of forbidden love in times of unrelenting racism.”

    — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “Set against the backdrop of an actual historical event, Pérez’s young adult novel gives voice to many long-omitted facets of US history.”

    — School Library Journal (starred review)


  • A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016 in Audio
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016
  • A Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book

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About the Narrators

Lincoln Hoppe is an accomplished actor of stage and screen with several films, plays, television shows, and numerous audiobooks to his credit. His audiobook narrations have earned him nine AudioFile Earphones Awards. His diverse voice characterizations can be heard on animated films, video games, and commercials across the globe. He is a member of the Lost Angeles Comedy Sportz Improv Company.

Maxwell Hamilton is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.