cover image Radiance of Tomorrow

Radiance of Tomorrow

Ishmael Beah, read by Dion Graham. Macmillan Audio, unabridged, six CDs, 8 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4272-3340-0

In Beah’s novel, set in Sierra Leone, friends Benjamin and Brockarie return to their village of Imperi after the civil war in the early aughts, only to find the town in ruins. But as more villagers return to Imperi, the two friends must pull together and help the community rebuild. In this audio edition, narrator Graham delivers a thoughtful performance that is both effective and touching. Graham’s rendition of dialogue is spot on, and he provides the book’s characters with distinctive and appropriate voices. Listeners will find that this powerful novel makes for an equally powerful audiobook, thanks to a standout reading from Graham. An FSG/Sarah Crichton hardcover. (Jan.)