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The Black God's Drums

Written by: P. Djeli Clark
Narrated by: Channie Waites
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins

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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 - in particular, by earning a spot onboard 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 herself: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head and may have her own ulterior motivations. Soon, Creeper, Oya, and the crew of the Midnight Robber are pulled into a perilous mission aimed to stop the Black God's Drums from being unleashed and wiping out the entirety of New Orleans.

©2018 P. Djeli Clark (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • Wynter Mcgruder
  • 2019-06-23

Exceptional story!

I cannot believe the author was able to tell such a compelling story with such rich characters in such a short story. I find myself desperately wanting to listen to more stories featuring the adventures of Ann Marie and “Creeper” and of course, Oshun and Oya. The narrator adds an element to this book that also makes listening to story in her voice even more immersive. This definitely made me look up more works by this author that I plan to dive into.

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  • Bikram Agarwal
  • 2019-03-03

Not for me

I bought this because this book got a nebula nomination. But after tolerating it for an hour, I couldn't continue. The story wasn't making much sense. The writing style and the narration accent requires you to pay undivided attention to it, and even then I missed what was happening. I read the ebook along with it and even then it was extremely boring. Abandoning it.

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