Ryan has announced his new project alongside Scotty Takeda, Dan Woren, Ali Fumiko, Sophie Oda, Andrew Kishino, Chris Lee, Grace Rolek, Erika Ishii, Britt Shibashi, Kurt Kanazawa & Terry Kitagawa comes an audiobook titled We Are Not Free by Traci Chee.
You can purchase the book on Apple Books currently where the audiobook is $14.99 and Ryan reads Chapter 2. Ryan has said that this is his best project to date and that he feels incredibly honored to be apart of the reading.
You can read a synopsis of the book below from AudioFileMagazine.com:
An outstanding cast of narrators captures the experiences of 14 Japanese-American teenagers when they and their families are uprooted and forced to live in incarceration camps from 1942-45. Each chapter follows a different character’s story, with the narrator’s voice closely mirroring the character’s distinct and vibrant personality. Listeners feel their initial shock, their anger at living in dirty horse stalls and cold barracks, their joy at close friendships, and their rage and despair as they are forced apart. The interconnected stories highlight individual experiences as they follow an overarching timeline. Kurt Sanchez Kanazawa gives a standout performance as Twitchy, whose liveliness and joyful personality are eventually challenged by horrifying experiences fighting for the U.S. overseas. This work is timely and powerful, especially on audio.