The Record Keeper

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Author(s): Agnes Gomillion
Imprint: Sci-Fi Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DF0746
Released: Jul 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980026938
Narrator/s: Adenrele Ojo
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The Record Keeper is a visceral and thrilling near-future dystopia examining past and present race relations. After World War III, Earth is in ruins, and the final armies have come to a reluctant truce. Everyone must obey the law--in every way--or risk shattering the fragile peace and endangering the entire human race. Although Arika Cobane is a member of the race whose backbreaking labor provides food for the remnants of humanity, she is destined to become a member of the Kongo elite. After ten gruelling years of training, she is on the threshold of taking her place of privilege far from the fields. But everything changes when a new student arrives. Hosea Khan spews dangerous words of treason: What does peace matter if innocent lives are lost to maintain it? As Arika is exposed to new beliefs, she realizes that the laws she has dedicated herself to uphold are the root of her people's misery. If Arika is to liberate her people, she must unearth her fierce heart and discover the true meaning of freedom: finding the courage to live--or die--without fear.

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The Record Keeper
Product Number: BX00085516
Product Number:DF0746
Product Number:Z15215

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Author(s): Agnes Gomillion
Narrator(s): Adenrele Ojo
Product Number Z15215
Released: Jun 18, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980026990
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Author(s): Agnes Gomillion
Product Number EB00737321
Released: Jun 18, 2019
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Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: #9781789091168

Professional reviews

"Adenrele Ojo narrates a dystopian coming-of-age story loosely inspired by CANDIDE. Arika Cobane is almost done with her training when she begins to learn unsettling things about the world she thought she knew. Ojo creates a fully believable portrait of 17-year-old Arika. She is incredibly self-assured yet simultaneously na•ve and bursting with prickly, desperate potential. Teacher Jones is also well crafted. Her disdainful sense of superiority barely covers a violent hatred of everyone around her. Sadly, Ojo fails to create such distinctive portrayals of the secondary characters, and they tend to be indistinguishable. In addition, the complexity of the narrative arc and abrupt ending may make this a frustrating experience for some. K.M.P. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"