This is a frightful week of curses, witch hunts and survival in a world of lies.
How to Hang a Witch
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Salem, Massachusetts, is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those ancient trials, and almost immediately she becomes the enemy of a group of girls that call themselves the Descendants.
If dealing with that wasn’t enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well, technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries-old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials. Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with the Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hung. If any town should have learned its lesson, it’s Salem, but as Sam and her enemies soon find, history may be about to repeat itself.
A Classic… The scarlet letter
By Nathaniel Hawthorne. A stark and allegorical tale of adultery, guilt, and social repression in Puritan New England, The Scarlet Letter is a foundational work of American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s exploration of the dichotomy between the public and private self, internal passion and external convention, gives us the unforgettable Hester Prynne, who discovers strength in the face of ostracism and emerges as a heroine ahead of her time. As Kathryn Harrison points out in her Introduction, Hester is “the herald of the modern American heroine, a mother of such strength and stature that she towers over her progeny much as she does the citizens of Salem.” Don’t miss out on your Free copy here!
Yet another week of SYNC FREE AUDIOBOOKS… This time, if murder, curses, witches and false promises are up you alley then it’s all here.
Starting with Shakespeare and…
Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way – including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: James Marsters as Macbeth; Joanne Whalley as Lady Macbeth; Josh Cooke as Banquo and others; J.D. Cullum as Macduff and Second Murderer; Dan Donohue as Ross; Jeannie Elias as Second Witch and others; Chuma Gault as Lennox and Servant; Jon Matthews as Malcolm; Alan Shearman as Angus and others; André Sogliuzzo as Donalbain, Third Witch and others; Kate Steele as Lady Macduff, First Witch and Apparition; Kris Tabori as Duncan and others.
The Curse of Crow Hollow
Written by Billy Coffey and beautifully narrated by Gabe Wicks.
With the “profound sense of Southern spirituality” he is known for (Publishers Weekly), Billy Coffey draws us into a town where good and evil—and myth and reality—intertwine in unexpected ways.
Everyone in Crow Hollow knows of Alvaretta Graves, the old widow who lives in the mountain. Many call her a witch; others whisper she’s insane. Everyone agrees the vengeance Alvaretta swore at her husband’s death hovers over them all. That vengeance awakens when teenagers stumble upon Alvaretta’s cabin, incurring her curse. Now a sickness moves through the Hollow. Rumors swirl that Stu Graves has risen for revenge. And the people of Crow Hollow are left to confront not only the darkness that lives on the mountain, but the darkness that lives within themselves. “Coffey spins a wicked tale . . . [The Curse of Crow Hollow] blends folklore, superstition, and subconscious dread in the vein of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery.’”
—Kirkus Reviews I can just hear those finger nails scrawling over a blackboard right now!! Don’t miss these FREE AUDIOBOOKS this week. Get them from AUDIOSYNC Now
When you’re entering into the Coming of age years, or the right of passage, it is never easy for young boys, especially when there is death nearby.
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Johnny Get Your Gun
Narrated by Dion Graham.
This novel is also known as Death for a Playmate and it is the third book in the Virgil Tibbs mystery series, that began with In the Heat of the Night. In this story, a nine-year-old boy who is lonely after a family move, shoots an older child that has stolen something from him, thus igniting the militant blacks and racist whites of 1960s Pasadena, into a black-white conflict involving riots and brutalities. Here, childhood has gone awry, racism that ought to shock does not, and political conflicts only adds fuel to the fire.
On Two Feet and Wings
Narrated by the author Abbas Kazerooni
Is the story of a 10 year old boy who is forced to leave his war-torn home to escape Tehran. The Iran-Iraq War is at its bloodiest and the ayatollahs, or rulers of Iran, have reduced the age of recruitment into the army. If Abbas doesn’t leave soon he will have to go to war and he is too young to die.
This terrifying story brings to light the strange and often frightening city of Istanbul that Abbas has had to grow up fast, while living there.
But when he’s living alone for twelve weeks in a rundown hotel, he needs to learn to live by his wits and watch his back. Will he ever get his dream visa to escape to England?
These well narrated stories are about the courage of small boys and they are as gripping as any novel.
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