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Free Cyntoia

My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System
Narrated by: Cyntoia Brown-Long
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
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Summary

At the age of 16, Cyntoia Brown, a victim of sex trafficking, was arrested for killing a man who had picked her up for sex. Two years later, she was sentenced to life in prison.

In this audiobook, written over the 15 years she was incarcerated, Cyntoia shares her most intimate experiences as an inmate.

A coming-of-age memoir set against the shocking backdrop of a life behind bars, Free Cyntoia takes you on a spiritual journey as Cyntoia struggles to overcome a legacy of family addiction and a lifetime of feeling ostracized and abandoned by society.

Born to a teenage alcoholic mother who was also a victim of sex trafficking, Brown reflects on the isolation, low self-esteem, and sense of alienation that drove her straight into the hands of a predator.

Though she attempts to build a positive path and honor the values her beloved adoptive mother taught her, Cyntoia succumbs to harmful influences that drive her to a cycle of promise and despair. After a fateful meeting with a prison educator turned mentor, Cyntoia makes the pivotal decision to take classes at Lipscomb University and strive for a better future, even if she’s never freed.

For the first time ever, Cyntoia shares the details of her transformation, including a profound encounter with God, an unlikely romance, and an unprecedented outpouring of support from social media advocates and A-list celebrities, which ultimately lead to clemency and her release from prison.

Giving a rare look at the power of love, forgiveness, and self-discovery in the darkest of places, Free Cyntoia is a deeply personal portrait of one woman’s journey for redemption within a system that had failed her from childhood.

Author Bio:

Cyntoia Brown-Long was sentenced to life in prison for killing a 43-year-old man after he bought her for sex when she was only 16 years old. In January 2019, after she served nearly 15 years at Tennessee Prison for Women, Tennessee governor Bill Halsam granted her full clemency. During her time in prison, Cyntoia earned an associate’s and a bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University, a prestigious Christian institution. She also counseled other inmates and started the GLITTER (Grassroots Learning Initiative on Teen Trafficking, Exploitation, and Rape) Project. After her release in August 2019, she hopes to be a voice for justice and victims of sexual violence, and looks forward to starting her life as a recently married woman.

©2019 To Be Confirmed (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Niya Nobles
  • 21-10-19

God is FAITHFUL and TRUE!

This book has increased my faith even more. Thank you Cyntoia for going where no one else could! Continue to give God The Glory!

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  • Joy E Johnson
  • 21-10-19

Free Cyntoia

Amazing story of redemption. Hearing her voice reading her words was wonderful. First time listening to a book and felt every word Cyntoia was saying...peace and blessings to her and her family.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-10-19

To God be the Glory

This book is absolutely one of the most inspirational and faith filled books I’ve read.
Through Cyntoia’s testimony, I saw my own similar experiences. Her faith walk increased my faith. May God continue to lead her life as an example of his mercy, grace and greatness.

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  • Ashley Brownlow
  • 17-10-19

Very well done!

Thank you Cyntoia for allowing us to hear your story! This is so much needed in the world for little girls who are in certain life situations. I signed your petition and preordered this book as soon as it was available to do so! I wish you many blessings and happiness as you continue to following GOD’S journey for you! Blessings QUEEN!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-19

To God be the glory

This book had me captivated from the first page until the end. A true testimony

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  • Beverley
  • 11-11-19

Read this book! Its fantastic!

Amazing book on so many levels! You will learn so much you needed to know from this book!

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  • Monica
  • 11-11-19

God's Will for sure!

This beautiful babe had no idea why she did what she did. Thank God for putting his Angel's around Cyntoia Brown. It was hard to see it, but He never left her side. A must read!

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  • Lilianne
  • 10-11-19

Good story

Very well done. A story of redemption and hope. Got a little preachy sometimes but still very good.

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  • Nicole Tillery
  • 10-11-19

Great Read!

I loved this book! It was such an inspirational story. God used Cyntoia in just the right way. I hope her story will help others. I pray that God continues to bless her and her family.

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  • Tamika Padgett
  • 09-11-19

God Knows Best!!

This was a Great Testimony. Thank you for opening your world to make the world more aware of trafficking.