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May 2021

Firekeeper’s Daughter

By Angeline Boulley, narrated by Isabella Star LaBlanc
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Angeline Boulley’s debut YA novel mesmerizes, and the audio production does so even more.
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If Angeline Boulley’s debut YA novel mesmerizes, then the audio production does so even more. In Firekeeper’s Daughter (14 hours), 18-year-old Daunis shoulders the burden of exposing the corruption in the nearby Ojibwe community. She feels like an outsider, and the tasks before her are daunting to say the least.

With a low voice and even tone, Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota actor Isabella Star LaBlanc grabs the listener and reels them right in. Her serious intonation imbues small acts and observations with a meaningful, nearly ominous feeling, ensuring listeners will pay attention to every detail as they instinctively sense that danger is near.

Building on the novel’s strengths as a thriller set within a unique cultural milieu, LaBlanc’s performance offers a heart-thumping, fully believable ride that will have listeners guessing, anticipating and enjoying every moment.

 

ALSO IN BOOKPAGE: Firekeeper’s Daughter author Angeline Boulley shares her favorite part of writing mystery books.

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Firekeeper’s Daughter

Firekeeper’s Daughter

By Angeline Boulley, narrated by Isabella Star LaBlanc
Macmillan Audio
ISBN 9781250779519

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