2018 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

2018 Audie Award for Best Female Narrator

The Hate U Give

By: Angie Thomas

Narrated by: Bahni Turpin

Directed by: Ryan Burke

Every now and then a book comes along that speaks to your soul. Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, is one such book. Each editor here has listened, and the feeling afterwards is unanimous – this is one of the best performances we’ve ever encountered. Thomas’ message is both timely and transcendent. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this book is important, necessary, fearless, and, quite simply, stunning.

Narrator Bahni Turpin manages to give voice to such a broad and rich cast of characters, each with their own authentic perspective, demonstrating the power of performance to bring new depth to a complex social issue.

“Bahni Turpin’s powerful narration of this timely novel will inspire listeners to find their own voices”

Joan Schroeder KindigOdyssey Award Committee Chair