Title: Turn of the Screw || Author: Henry James || Audiobook Narrator: Flo Gibson || Genre: Classic, Gothic, Supernatural, Paranormal ||Year of publication: 1898 || No. of pages: 124|| Available at Amazon.com and Bol.com
James’s great masterpiece of haunting atmosphere and unbearable tension, tells of a young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Unsettled by a dark foreboding of menace within the house, she soon comes to believe that something, or someone, malevolent is stalking the children in her care. Is the threat to her young charges really a malign and ghostly presence, or a manifestation of something else entirely?
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Title: This is how you lose the time war || Author: Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone|| Audiobook Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller, Cynthia Farrell|| Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Time Travel, LGBT || Publisher: Quercus || Year of publication: 2019|| No. of pages: 208|| Available at Amazon.com , Bookdepository and Bol.com
This is the story of Red and Blue, two time-traveling agents from warring futures, who while working their way through the past, start to exchange letters—and fall in love.
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Title: The Rook || Author: Danielle O’Malley || Nederlandse Titel: De Dame || Audiobook Narrator: Susan Duerden|| Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Fiction, Paranormal || Publisher: Little, Brown and Company|| Year of publication: 2012 || No. of pages: 496|| Available at Amazon.com , Bookdepository and Bol.com
Myfanwy Thomas awakens in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, she must trust the instructions left by her former self in order to survive. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization, and this person wants her dead.
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Title: Ayiti || Author: Roxane Gay || Audiobook Narrator: Roxane Gay || Genre: Short Stories, Fiction, Productivity || Publisher: Grove Press || Year of publication: 2018 || No. of pages: 120 || Available at Amazon.com, Bookdepository and Bol.com
My parents were born in Haiti, the first free black nation in the world. It is an island of contradictions.
…And quite frankly so is Roxane Gay’s debut short story collection. Ayiti is a unique blend of fiction, non fiction and poetry all interwoven to represent the Haitian diaspora experience.
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Title: The Black God’s Drums || Author: P. Djèlí Clark || Audiobook Narrator: Channie Waites|| Genre: Fantasy, Steampunk, Science Fiction, Novella, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Alternate History || Publisher: Tor.com|| Year of publication: 2018 || No. of pages: 110|| Available at Amazon.com , Bookdepository and Bol.com
In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air—by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber. Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie’s trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls “The Black God’s Drums.” But Creeper also has a secret: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head, and may have her own ulterior motivations… Continue reading “THE BLACK GOD’S DRUMS – P. DJÈLÍ CLARK”