SYNC 2016 Week 2’s featured eAudiobook opens a new and popular fantasy series. Paired with it is a true-life account by an attorney who played a significant role in changing the destiny of a young man in a faraway land. Together, this week’s eAudiobook pair illustrates hope in the face of some of the most extreme forms of hopelessness, showing how an individual’s sacrifice can make a monumental impact.
The Sin Eater’s Daughter
By Melinda Salisbury. Read by Amy Shiels.
A dark YA fantasy that balances political intrigue, an evil queen, and a love triangle. Twylla, the 17-year-old heroine, lives in a castle and has the power to kill by simply touching the victim. However, her power is one she’s inherited and her role as executioner of prisoners isn’t the life she chose, nor that she wants.
By Jim Gash. Read by Brandon Batchelar.
Los Angeles lawyer and law professor, Jim Gash, tells the true story of how he found himself in the heart of Africa, performing legal rescue work on behalf of imprisoned children in Uganda, particularly of defending Henry, a courageous Ugandan boy languishing in prison and wrongfully accused of two separate murders. You can find out more about Gash’s work and Henry’s imprisonment by watching BBC Outlook: Teen Wrongly Accused of Two Murders
Available for a Limited Time
Remember: download these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 5/19/2016! While the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the eAudiobooks are yours to keep!
Thanks to Scholastic Audio and Oasis Audio for providing the downloads this week. Happy listening!
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