Hope and Red

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jon Skovron

Narrated By: Jon Skovron

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: June 2016

Duration: 12 hours 40 minutes


In a fracturing empire spread across savage seas, two young people from different cultures find common purpose.

A nameless girl is the lone survivor when her village is massacred by biomancers, mystical servants of the emperor. Named after her lost village, Bleak Hope is secretly trained by a master Vinchen warrior as an instrument of vengeance.

A boy becomes an orphan on the squalid streets of New Laven and is adopted by one of the most notorious women of the criminal underworld, given the name Red, and trained as a thief and con artist.

When a ganglord named Deadface Drem strikes a bargain with the biomancers to consolidate and rule all the slums of New Laven, the worlds of Hope and Red come crashing together, and their unlikely alliance takes them further than either could have dreamed possible.


  • Haley Mathiot

    There are 2 things I want to say about this audiobook. 1. The narration does not fit the feel of the book. The narrator would be great for a kids story but not for an adventure story like this. So if I were you, I would read it, not listen to it. 2. When I first started it, I had my doubts; but about 2 chapters in, I knew I was hooked. Even though the narration irritated me, this story is so involved, exciting, entertaining, and all-consuming, that I am dying for the next one. I am so excited and will be waiting for the release date. If you love adventures, pirates, revenge, and a little hint of magic, this one is for you. Content/Recommendation: Some violence and mention of sex, but no sexual content. Ages 16+ - See more at: http://www.thelifeandlies.com/2016/09/review-hope-and-red.html#sthash.GtcHPlZq.dpuf