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“it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair”
–Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
As the YA audiobook, Daughter of Smoke and Bone opens on a winter morning in Prague, we meet a blue-haired girl named Karou. Listeners will discover that her name means “hope” in another city and in another language. For Karou the winter will become one of despair as the secret of who she is is revealed at the same time as the war that has been kept secret from her. War creates divides of people, spirit, and beliefs as Dickens so brilliantly shows us in this Classic performance of A Tale of Two Cities. Yet in each war and in each of these audiobooks, a girl can stand for hope.
This Week’s Audiobooks:
Available to download free August 2 – August 8, 2012
(This title is available to listeners in the U.S. and Canada only)
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; she speaks many languages–not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she?
“Hvam maneuvers her way through the fantastical characters smoothly, sharpening the contrast between ordinary and extraordinary events.” –AudioFile Magazine
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .” Set before and during the French Revolution, a French aristocrat and an English lawyer compete in their love for Lucie in the menacing shadow of the guillotine.
“Here’s an undisputed classic given a fresh performance by a master audio-actor.” –AudioFile Magazine, Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
Available for a Limited Time:
Remember–grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on August 9! While the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to listen to at your leisure.
The OverDrive Media Console will deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you via Overdrive Media Software installed on your computer (compatible with Windows and Mac) or through an Overdrive App on your mobile device (compatible with iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7). Visit the OverDrive website to download the App or Software.