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Rest in Power Audiobook

Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

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Trayvon Martin's parents take listeners beyond the news cycle with an account only they could give: the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement.

On a February evening in 2012, in a small town in central Florida, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking home with candy and a can of juice in hand and talking on the phone with a friend when a fatal encounter with a gun-wielding neighborhood watchman ended his young life. The watchman was briefly detained by the police and released. Trayvon's father - a truck driver named Tracy - tried to get answers from the police but was shut down and ignored. Trayvon's mother, a civil servant for the city of Miami, was paralyzed by the news of her son's death and lost in mourning, unable to leave her room for days. But in a matter of weeks, their son's name would be spoken by President Obama, honored by professional athletes, and passionately discussed all over traditional and social media. And at the head of a growing nationwide campaign for justice were Trayvon's parents, who - driven by their intense love for their lost son - discovered their voices, gathered allies, and launched a movement that would change the country.

Five years after his tragic death, Travyon Martin's name is still evoked every day. He has become a symbol of social justice activism, as has his hauntingly familiar image: the photo of a child still in the process of becoming a young man, wearing a hoodie and gazing silently at the camera. But who was Trayvon Martin before he became, in death, an icon? And how did one black child's death on a dark, rainy street in a small Florida town become the match that lit a civil rights crusade?

Rest in Power, told through the compelling alternating narratives of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, answers, for the first time, those questions from the most intimate of sources. It's the story of the beautiful and complex child they lost, the cruel unresponsiveness of the police and the hostility of the legal system, and the inspiring journey they took from grief and pain to power, and from tragedy and senselessness to meaning.

©2017 Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin (P)2017 Random House Audio

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    This book was very well written. It shows the courage of the parents. Loved it.

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    This book touched me beyond words. The narrators are outstanding and it is so beautifully written. A beautiful memorial to a life taken to soon.

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    "So powerful and so moving"

    This book is one of the best books I've heard in a while. I will continue to recommend to all my friends!

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    "powerful the true meaning of A Parent's Love"

    the narrow is good major really visualize I understand the feelings would read this over again. good book

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    Dhyana 02-11-17
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    "Powerfully Plentiful."

    I cried, prayed and reflected in this powerful story. May God continue bless trayvons family and foundation. Remember that all things work out for his glory.

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    "HEARTWARMING/ A MUST READ!!!"

    I felt like I was really there with you! I first thought well written and then I had to say this is your life. I admire your strength and commitment to Trayvon and how you and Tracy pulled together as one to fight for that beautiful baby boy. THE BOOK IS A MUST READ!!! YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN!! MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU ALL!!!
    The Narrators were EXCELLENT!!

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    ron mars, Pa 02-07-17
    ron mars, Pa 02-07-17 Member Since 2017

    I own auto restoration business, do custom painting. and Im an Audible-aholic. Im getting rite educated two.

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    "do your homework before buying this book"

    I bought this book thinking its the truth about what happened. far from it. I am very familiar with this case. this book is more race baiting, full of one sided opinions and untruths. I would recommend doing your homework first.

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