Release Date
January 2023
6 hours 30 minutes
Winner of the 2024 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Young Adults!

'Skilled vocal performances from more than a dozen narrators immerse listeners in a schoolyard murder mystery involving race, wealth, and power.'- AudioFile

This audiobook features a full cast, musical accompaniment, and sound design. Listen along and become immersed in Promise Boys.

The Hate U Give meets One of Us Is Lying in Nick Brooks's Promise Boys, a trailblazing, blockbuster YA mystery about three teen boys of color who must investigate their principal’s murder to clear their own names—for fans of Jason Reynolds, Angie Thomas, and Karen McManus.

'The full-cast narration helps the listener track the extensive collection of characters in this whodunit....Musical accompaniment is peppered throughout the production as well, adding to its overall polished production and thrilling atmosphere.' - Booklist

'A brilliant pulls-no-punches mystery with bruised hearts at its core.' —Adam Silvera, #1 New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End

'Thrilling, captivating, and blade-sharp. Promise Boys will stay with you long after the last page.' —Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

The Urban Promise Prep School vows to turn boys into men. As students, J.B., Ramón, and Trey are forced to follow the prestigious 'program's' strict rules. Extreme discipline, they’ve been told, is what it takes to be college bound, to avoid the fates of many men in their neighborhoods. This, the Principal Moore Method, supposedly saves lives.

But when Moore ends up murdered and the cops come sniffing around, the trio emerges as the case's prime suspects. With all three maintaining their innocence, they must band together to track down the real killer before they are arrested. But is the true culprit hiding among them?

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt & Company.
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