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Black Narrators Audiobook Panel

Join Loyalty and Macmillan Audio for a special panel with Black audiobook narrators Robin Miles, JD Jackson, Landon Woodson, and Jeanette Illidge, moderated by Loyalty's programs and marketing manager (and audiobook enthusiast) Christine Bollow!

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Beowulf: A New Translation

By Maria Dahvana Headley
Narrated by: JD Jackson & Maria Dahvana Headley
Length: 4 hours 8 minutes

If you enjoyed The Iliad, then you’ll love Beowulf: A New Translation.

“Very rarely can you say a new edition of a story as old as BEOWULF has truly done something revolutionary, but I would argue that Headley achieves that in her new translation. In some senses, Headley modernizes the language, as all good translations do, but more than that, she imitates modern spoken word poetry. This brings Beowulf, a poem originally invented to be performed aloud, back into the oral tradition. It also allows the poem to lean further into the poetic form of the original epic, as alliteration and epithets flow more naturally in spoken poetry than they do in the written word. This is Beowulf as it hasn't been seen in thousands of years, and you won't want to miss out on it. I know it has me reassessing all the ways I think of epic poems.”

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A Dream So Dark

The Nightmare-Verse: Book #2

By L.L. McKinney
Narrated by: Jeanette Illidge, Jacob York & Matthew Barnes
Length: 12 hours 7 minutes

A Dream So Dark

“The second novel in The Nightmare-Verse series introduces multiple points of view, narrated by Jeanette Illidge, Jacob York, and Matthew Barnes. Picking up immediately after the first book in the series, Alice is still trying to wrap her mind around the ways Wonderland and the Nightmares are invading her daily life. Hatta--Alice’s mentor, and maybe something more--depends on her finding The Heart to cure him of a terrible curse, but the Black Knight and his new ally continue to thwart them at every turn, forcing Alice deeper into Wonderland than she has ever journeyed before. Each narrator brings their own flavor to this growing world, adding a new depth to characters that had previously existed on the periphery of Alice’s experiences.”

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The Awakening of Malcolm X

A Novel

By Ilyasah Shabazz & Tiffany D. Jackson
Narrated by: Landon Woodson
Length: 7 hours 54 minutes

The Awakening of Malcolm X

“Although this was written for young readers, I found it to be an engaging and informative look at the life and incarceration that helped mold Malcolm X into the leaders that he was. The narrating was wonderfully done, and I would recommend this for readers of all ages.”

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Binti: Book #1

By Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 2 hours 30 minutes

Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do... Read more »

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