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Children of Blood and Bone

Autor: Tomi Adeyemi
Sprecher: Bahni Turpin
Serie: Legacy of Orïsha, Titel 1
Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 56 Min.
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Winner of the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year

This program is narrated by acclaimed reader Bahni Turpin, whose past work includes The Hate U Give and The Underground Railroad

"Bahni Turpin's breathtaking narration of this exhilarating novel will keep listeners rooted to their seats, listening intently...an audiobook not to be missed." (AudioFile magazine, Earphones Award winner)

In Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut.

They killed my mother.

They took our magic.

They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers - and her growing feelings for an enemy.

Praise for Children of Blood and Bone:

"[Narrator Bahni Turpin] excels at customizing her voice to capture the unique personalities of each character.... This excellent, refreshing performance of Adeyemi's exciting debut is recommended for all collections where fantasy is popular." (Booklist, starred review)

"One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of the year. Aside from a compelling plot and a strong-willed heroine as the protagonist, the book deals with larger themes, like race and power, that are being discussed in real time." (Teen Vogue)

©2018 Tomi Adeyemi (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Kritikerstimmen

"Bahni Turpin's breathtaking narration of this exhilarating novel will keep listeners rooted to their seats, listening intently.... Turpin's captivating narration, with incantations sung in Yoruba, intense battles, and lively, devastating dialogue, makes this an audiobook not to be missed." (AudioFile)

"[Narrator Bahni Turpin] excels at customizing her voice to capture the unique personalities of each character.... This excellent, refreshing performance of Adeyemi's exciting debut is recommended for all collections where fantasy is popular." (Booklist)

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The Language

I have read in at least two reviews that listeners are complaining about the use of English in this audiobook, calling it "heavily accented". Even before buying and listening to it I could tell that this story is probably set in Nigeria (the name of the author, the mention of Yoruba in the description). It is not a dialect, but Nigerian English that the narrator uses in this audiobook. I wish Audible would comment on reviews like the one mentioned to clarify and prevent discriminating language in reviews.

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Entsetzlich. 17 Stunden auditive Folter.

Das der stake Akzent und die monotone Diktion der Sprecherin kaum zu ertragen ist wäre für mich Grund genug gewesen das Buch aufzugeben, aber nach den vielen positiven Rezensionen hielt ich fast bis zum Ende durch. Doch ein quälend repetitive, unglaubwürdige, vorhersehbare, Fremdscham erregende Story war dann doch irgendwann zu viel für mich. Alles in allem ist des Buch durchgehen nicht im Ansatz kredibil. Welt und Charaktere sind blass. Und dann nich immer diese vollkommen unnötigen Gewaltexzesse, die beschrieben werden...
Das einzig andere Buch, dass mich derart abgestoßen hat war the Catcher in the Rye.
17 Stunden auditive Folter. Absolut unerträglich.

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Loved it

A beautiful story which meets the Zeitgeist. The voice of the narrator adds authencity and vibrance to the storyline. Eventhough i was hoping for another finish i hope that there will be a second book released soon...

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Why not a Yoruba speaking narrator?

I loved the story and the narrator generally is brilliant but a lot was lost in the narration due to the non nigerian accent of narrator and pronunciation of words. A Yoruba speaking narrator would have also made the incantations flow better.

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  • KVH
  • 15.03.2020

Well read!

This is a gripping story with many unexpected twists and turns. Bahni Turpin's reading brings the story vividly to life.

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  • ela
  • 05.03.2019

Wichtige Geschichte über Macht Missbrauch

Ich habe ehrlich gesagt nicht erkannt das es um Polizeigewalt gegen Afro-American geht bis ich beim Nachwort war, aber vielleicht muss man mir es direkt auf die Nase binden wie 'The hate U give'. Ich habe durchaus erkennt das es um Macht Missbrauch geht und das ist ein wichtiges Thema egal um welche Hautfarbe es geht! Die Geschichte hat mich auf jeden Fall gefesselt und ich habe mit den Charakteren mitgefült, auch wenn es teilweise etwas vorhersehbar war ;) und der Akzent der Sprecherin hilft ungemein sich mit den Charkteren zu identifizieren und sie hat sehr gefühlvoll gesprochen <3

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That narrator is unbearable

I want to make clear that I am talking about the audiobook only.
I bought it after reading many good reviews. Normally I don’t mind a bad narrator as long as the story is good, that was why I never took the time to listen to the preview. I however had not expected to be confronted with a narrator speaking a heavily accented English and found out quickly that my tolerance for a bad narrator does not reach that far. Besides the fact that it is simply annoying I can’t afford listening to such an audiobook because, being no native speaker myself, I learn from the narrators of my books.
It’s a pity that the narrator is so awful, I really heard good things about this book.