In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, 15-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.
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by Ricki Lake
by Nick Garlick
by Nick Arnold
by Nick Mehta, Dan Steinman, Lincoln Murphy
by Benjamin Markovits
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
by S.K. Dunstall
by Gerald Brandt
by Molly Tanzer
"Benjamin L. Darcie brings a rich Haitian accent to his performance of this story about Shorty, a teen trapped in a hospital after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Shorty's grim present bleeds into the past and the story of revolutionary leader Toussaint L'Ouverture. Darcie reads the chapters in the present at a slightly fast pace and the chapters about L'Ouverture a bit more slowly, helping to distinguish between the two time periods--although it takes careful listening to keep them straight. This is partly because Shorty and L'Ouverture seem to share a mystical connection that is perhaps only in Shorty's mind as he slowly loses his grip on reality. This graphic and occasionally disturbing production isn't for all YA listeners but will appeal to those looking for something challenging. A.F. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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