Sometimes a story has an audiobook hook that simply can’t be denied—an element that seems tailor-made for a transformative listening experience. Fairy tales tap into a childhood nostalgia that many rabid readers remember well, the “Once upon a time, in a land far, far away” bedtime story that kept us up late at night—the magical, and often dark, stories we recall being read aloud and want to hear again (and again).
With the recent announcement of the National Book Award finalists, we are proud to spread the word about the audiobook edition of Tom McNeal’s contemporary fairy tale, FAR FAR AWAY, a rich contribution to any YA audio collection.
Jeremy Johnson Johnson hears voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of The Brothers Grimm. Jacob watches over Jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world and the next. What better way for teens to truly relate to the haunting Grimm whispers that Jeremy hears than by allowing acclaimed narrator W. Morgan Sheppard to bring them to life?
LISTEN to a clip of FAR FAR AWAY and check out these glowing audiobook reviews:“From the first word, this rich recording envelops the listener. Both the production quality and the performance are superb. W. Morgan Sheppard’s narration is a vehicle of otherworldly transport that truly takes the listener far far away.”—AudioFile Earphones Award “Written in a style that evokes the language of Grimm’s own fairy tales, this is a story meant to be heard. Sheppard’s performance creates a memorable listening experience.”—Booklist
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