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Mendel by Damone Bester is a Celebrate Audiobook Month pick #audiobook #yafiction #yalit #giveaway


Author: Damone Bester

Narrator: Damone Bester

Genre: YA Fiction

Book Blurb:

Mendel is an award-winning coming-of-age story about a senior at Chicago's legendary Mendel High who must learn how to forgive as he navigates life without his recently deceased mother. Things come to a head when the teen accidentally discovers that his mother’s dreams of becoming a collegiate track star were derailed due to getting pregnant with him. To honor his mother, he joins Mendel’s track team and excels, but before he can cash in on any scholarship offers, his father’s thuggish past catches up with them when a gun toting nemesis comes seeking revenge. The teen must decide between saving his own life or sacrificing it all to save his estranged father.

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On sale at Audible US!

Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you have a favorite? If you don’t listen to audiobooks, is there a particular reason why not?

Yes, I listen to audiobooks. Some of my favorites are Hunger Games, Divergent, and the Ancient Nine.

What makes this a must-listen audiobook?

The sound effects, music and pacing make Mendel a must-listen. Mendel is set in the mid 80’s, Chicago and the audiobook captures this era perfectly.

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs June 1 – 30, 2023.

Drawing will be held on July 3, 2023.

Author Biography:

Damone is an author, poet, aspiring screenwriter, and voiceover artist. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Illinois State University and has spent most of his profession in the Social Services sector. He currently lives in the Twin Cities area and enjoys fishing, bowling, basketball (watching, not playing), bean bags, and bragging about his nephew and nieces.

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Jun 15, 2023

Yes & my fave right now is War of The Gods by Meg Xuemei


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Jun 12, 2023

Thank you, Damone, for sharing your audiobook in our Celebrate Audiobook Month!

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