Author: Tracey Baptiste
Narrator: Robin Miles
Publication Info: Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2015
Rooted in Carribean folklore, The Jumbies is a classic story of children forced to call upon their wits to contend with magical beings. Corinne La Mer is a brave 11-year-old whose visit to the forest accidentally draws out the ancient beings who inhabited her island before humans arrived. One of these jumbies takes the form of a woman named Severine who enchants Corrine’s father. It’s up to Corrine and her friends and a reluctant witch to save their island from Severine. There’s a lot of creepiness in this story as well as good character and relationship moments. Robin Miles does an excellent job narrating the audiobook.