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  • Akata Witch

  • Akata Witch Series, Book 1
  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Yetide Badaki
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she has albinism. She's a terrific athlete but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing - she is a "free agent" with latent mystical power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • imaginative!

  • By A^3 on 04-26-18

beautiful.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

womanhood, ancestral knowledge, walking your own path. so powerful. I love everything nnedi okorafor does. I'm ready for the tv series!!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Brown Girl in the Ring

  • By: Nalo Hopkinson
  • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

It is the late 21st century, and due to the economic breakdown and rising crime rate, nearly every citizen has fled Toronto. The city is a slum, populated by the homeless, the poor, and criminals like Rudy, who uses the power of voodoo to help him control the booming drug market. But also left behind are people like Ti-Jeanne, who hope to use voodoo to help rebuild the city, even as Canada's privileged population turns to Toronto to begin harvesting human organs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, unique story deftly narrated

  • By Stef on 03-15-07

except for the narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-17

I love nalo Hopkinson! the story is really engaging. But why the male narrator for a story written by a woman about a woman?

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Fifth Sacred Thing

  • By: Starhawk
  • Narrated by: Maya Lilly
  • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

The year is 2048. Climate change and bio-warfare have ravaged much of the Earth, and societal meltdown has splintered the US into fragments. But out of the ruins, Northern California has built a thriving culture based on respect for the four sacred things: air, fire, water and earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunningly beautiful and rich with optimism!

  • By Tim Cyr on 10-14-16

the spanish...uugggh

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-17

wish they would have gotten a Spanish speaking actor. loved the story but distracting to hear accents on characters.