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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Damien Echols, Lorri Davis Narrator: Damien Echols, Lorri Davis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9780698154643
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From one of the greatest legal injustices of our time sprang one of the most unlikely—and unforgettable—love stories. Damien Echols was just eighteen years old when he was condemned to death for a crime he didn’t commit. His case—that of the infamous “West Memphis Three”—gained notoriety after a documentary, Paradise Lost, exposed the biased nature of the trial and featured Echols as the precocious, charming—and tragic—figure at its center. Lorri Davis was a landscape architect living in New York City when she wandered into a showing of the film, and she left forever changed. She, too, was from the South, accustomed to being the outsider in a small town. She saw much of herself in Echols, understood how he could easily have been swept up in a witch hunt, and she could not get him out of her head. So she wrote him a letter—and when it arrived in Echols’ penitentiary cell in April 1996, hers were some of the first kind words of support he heard.

Yours for Eternity is an intimate look at the extraordinary love story between Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, who met and married while Echols, author of the New York Times bestseller Life After Death, served nearly eighteen years on death row.

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  • “Both a universal and a wildly unconventional love story told through letters…Focused on their highly idealized feelings for each other, the letters also provide insights into Davis’s background and personality, the overwhelming difficulties of overturning such a conviction, and the frustrations of nurturing a relationship under the conditions of incarceration. The missives tend to be short, intimate, and poetically written…Recommended for its vivid portrayal of an extraordinarily successful prison romance.”

    Library Journal

  • “Reconstructed from thousands of letters the pair exchanged over sixteen  years, this tender and unusual narrative offers a rare, courageously intimate view of a love that should never have survived and yet did.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Damien Echols grew up in Mississippi, Tennessee, Maryland, Oregon, and Arkansas. At age eighteen, he was arrested along with Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelley and charged with the deaths of three boys, now known as the Robin Hood Hill murders, in West Memphis, Arkansas. He received a death sentence and spent almost eighteen years on Death Row, until he, Baldwin, and Misskelley were released in 2011. The West Memphis Three have been the subject of Paradise Lost, a three-part documentary series produced by HBO, and West of Memphis, a documentary produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. Echols is the author of a self-published memoir titled Almost Home. He and his wife live in New York City.

About the Narrator
DAMIEN ECHOLS and LORRI DAVIS met in 1996, and were married in a Buddhist ceremony at Tucker Maximum Security Unit in Arkansas in 1999. Echols spent nearly eighteen years on death row until his release in 2011. He is the author of the New York Times–bestselling memoir Life After Death. For more than a decade, Davis spearheaded a full-time effort toward her husband’s release from prison, which encompassed all aspects of the legal case and forensic investigation. She and Echols, who together produced the documentary West of Memphis, live in New York.