AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter
HELLO, UNIVERSE
Children

HELLO, UNIVERSE

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ramon de Ocampo, Amielynn Abellera

Children Ages 8+ • 5.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Ramon de Ocampo and Amielynn Abellera narrate this charming story, told from four points of view. We meet shy Virgil, brave Valencia, bullying Chet, and fortune-telling Kaori, whose middle school lives fatefully intersect one summer day. De Ocampo perfectly captures Virgil's painful timidity--and just as easily brings to life Lola, Virgil's wise, sassy Filipino grandmother, who encourages Virgil to find his inner bayani (hero). Abellera's portrayal of fearless Valencia ("my name could lead people into battle") is especially fine. Valencia happens to be deaf, and secretly lonely; Abellera nails her prickly but lively way of seeing the world. This especially engaging and sensitive production fully accesses the story's keen perceptions on courage, fate, and friendship. J.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2017]

Advertisement

Formats

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2017

CD ISBN 9781470859466 $29.99 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9780062661654 $15.99

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2017

MP3-CD ISBN 9781470859480 $39.99 • One MP3-CDs

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile
envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×