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IKENGA

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ben Onwukwe

Children Ages 10+ • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

With his remarkably deep and resonant voice, narrator Ben Onwukwe adds even more intrigue to this nuanced superhero story, set in contemporary Nigeria. While mourning the murder of his father, young Nnamdi receives a supernatural gift. With it, he can transform into a powerful shadowman, the ideal alter ego for exacting revenge on the superpowered criminals he blames for his father's death. Onwukwe's dramatic pacing and exaggerated characterizations are perfectly in keeping with the story's heightened world-building. Listeners can easily imagine the comic book speech bubbles surrounding the dialogue of the eccentric villains. Onwukwe's narration provides a vivid contrast to the gravity of Nnamdi's grief and rage. A superlative listen for superhero fans. R.A.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2021]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2021

CD ISBN 9781705280324 $29.99 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781705280331 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781705280188 $15.99

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2021

DD ISBN 9781705280195 $39.95

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