Sync Audio Freebies 7/3/14 - 7/9/14

These two aren't calling my name. Should I read them anyway?

 

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Welcome to Week 8!

We revisit two Classic stories this week with retellings of Homer’s THE ODYSSEY and J.M. Barrie’s PETER PAN.

 

This Week’s Audiobooks:

Download FREE pair here.  Available July 3 – July 9.

 


TORN FROM TROY

By Patrick Bowman
Read by Gerard Doyle
Published by Post Hypnotic Press

 

Fiction. Young Adult Novel. Two-and-a half millennia after it was created, Homer's Odyssey remains one of humanity's most memorable adventure stories. In this re-creation of Homer's classic as a young adult novel, we see the aftermath of the Trojan War through the eyes of Alexi, a fifteen-year-old Trojan boy. Orphaned by the war and enslaved by Odysseus himself, Alexi has a very different view of the conquering heroes of legend. Despite a simmering anger towards his captors, Alexi gradually develops a grudging respect for them. As the Greeks fight off the angry Cicones, weather a storm that pushes them far beyond charted waters, and nearly succumb to the blandishments of the bewitching Lotus-eaters, he realizes that they are not the demons they were said to be, but people like himself. Gerard Doyle deftly brings this exciting adventure to life, making for a most satisfying listen. Doyle has won umpteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2008 was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction. He reads adult, young adult, and children's books as well as literary fiction, mysteries, humor, adventure, and lots of fantasy. 

 

 

PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS

By Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Read by Jim Dale
Published by Brilliance Audio

[Available EXCEPT in the UK and British Commonwealth.]

 

Don't even think of starting this book unless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger. 
Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan

 


Thank you to Post Hypnotic Press & Brilliance Audio for generously
providing this week’s titles.