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The Tyrant's Daughter

J.C. Carleson

"Filled with political intrigue and emotional tension, Carleson's riveting novel features a teenage refugee caught in a web of deceit and conspiracy." -PW, starred review When her father is killed in a coup, Laila and her mother and brother leave their war-torn homeland for a fresh start in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. At her new high school, Laila makes mistakes, makes friends, and even meets a boy who catches her eye. But this new life brings unsettling facts to light. The American newspapers call her father a brutal dictator and suggest that her family's privilege came at the expense of innocent lives. Meanwhile, her mother would like nothing more than to avenge his death, and she'll go to great lengths to regain their position of power. As an international crisis takes shape around her, Laila is pulled in one direction, then another, but there's no time to sort out her feelings. She has to pick a side now, and her decision will affect not just her own life, but countless others. . . . Inspired by the author's experience as a CIA officer in Iraq and Syria, this book is as timely as it is relevant. Praise for The Tyrant's Daughter: "Carleson, a former undercover CIA officer, infuses her story with compelling details and gripping authenticity." -The Boston Globe "Every American should read this book. It's an eye-opener." -Suzanne Fisher Staples, Newbery Honor-winning author of Shabanu

"Filled with political intrigue and emotional tension, Carleson's riveting novel features a teenage refugee caught in a web of deceit and conspiracy." -PW, starred review When her father is killed in a coup, Laila and her mother and brother leave their war-torn homeland for a fresh start in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. At her new high school, Laila makes mistakes, makes friends, and even meets a boy who catches her eye. But this new life brings unsettling facts to light. The American newspapers call her father a brutal dictator and suggest that her family's privilege came at the expense of innocent lives. Meanwhile, her mother would like nothing more than to avenge his death, and she'll go to great lengths to regain their position of power. As an international crisis takes shape around her, Laila is pulled in one direction, then another, but there's no time to sort out her feelings. She has to pick a side now, and her decision will affect not just her own life, but countless others. . . . Inspired by the author's experience as a CIA officer in Iraq and Syria, this book is as timely as it is relevant. Praise for The Tyrant's Daughter: "Carleson, a former undercover CIA officer, infuses her story with compelling details and gripping authenticity." -The Boston Globe "Every American should read this book. It's an eye-opener." -Suzanne Fisher Staples, Newbery Honor-winning author of Shabanu
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"Filled with political intrigue and emotional tension, Carleson's riveting novel features a teenage refugee caught in a web of deceit and conspiracy." -PW, starred review When her father is killed in a coup, Laila and her mother and brother leave their war-torn homeland for a fresh start in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. At her new high school, Laila makes mistakes, makes friends, and even meets a boy who catches her eye. But this new life brings unsettling facts to light. The American newspapers call her father a brutal dictator and suggest that her family's privilege came at the expense of innocent lives. Meanwhile, her mother would like nothing more than to avenge his death, and she'll go to great lengths to regain their position of power. As an international crisis takes shape around her, Laila is pulled in one direction, then another, but there's no time to sort out her feelings. She has to pick a side now, and her decision will affect not just her own life, but countless others. . . . Inspired by the author's experience as a CIA officer in Iraq and Syria, this book is as timely as it is relevant. Praise for The Tyrant's Daughter: "Carleson, a former undercover CIA officer, infuses her story with compelling details and gripping authenticity." -The Boston Globe "Every American should read this book. It's an eye-opener." -Suzanne Fisher Staples, Newbery Honor-winning author of Shabanu

Language:

English

Narrators:

Meera Simhan, Cheryl Benard

Length:

8h 33m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:43


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:25


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:04


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:43


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:34


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:50


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:39


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

00:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:56


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:59


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:00


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

00:33