Nneka Okoye narrates a melancholy character study focused on six teenage astronauts who journey to another planet. Earth is dying, and England's advanced space agency sends a team to a nearby hospitable planet. The journey will take more than 20 years and is recounted through the viewpoints of the specially trained teenagers. Okoye's youthful delivery of narrative and distinct voice for each character mesh beautifully with the slow-building drama. She shifts between disparate accents with aplomb while maintaining emotional cadences suited to each person. The story lags a bit in the middle and shifts tone in an abrupt fashion near the end, but Okoye's emotive and focused narration keeps the listening experience even, engaging, and engrossing. J.M.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2019]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio UK 2019
DD ISBN 9781471180767 $20.00
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