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by Maria Dahvana Headley, Kat Howard | Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Stefan Rudnicki's full-bodied deep voice sounds like one might imagine the voice of God. So who better to narrate this tale of guilt and redemption? Rudnicki's tone is full of sorrow and anguish when voicing Malcolm Mays, who runs away to a small Oregon town to escape a tragic accident. His new life is quickly derailed when he receives mail from Dusha Chuchoonyhoof, a town legend who claims to be the owner of Malcolm's house. Dusha is about to be released from prison, and he expects Malcolm to perform a gory ritual to welcome him home. The novel draws on a dizzying blend of Kalapuya, Welsh, Scottish, and Norse mythology, and the listener's bewilderment is echoed by Rudnicki's Malcolm. The veteran narrator aids listeners by making the town's oddball denizens distinctive and the paranormal elements clear. D.E.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine