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    • A Long Way Gone

    • Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
    • By: Ishmael Beah
    • Narrated by: Ishmael Beah
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005

    This is how wars are fought now by children, hopped up on drugs, and wielding AK-47s. In the more than 50 violent conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But it is rare to find a first-person account from someone who endured this hell and survived. In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now 26 years old, tells a riveting story in his own words: how, at the age of 12, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author's voice

    • By B. Bunt on 11-01-13

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Radiance of Tomorrow

    • A Novel
    • By: Ishmael Beah
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A dark story, beautifully told

    • By Rochelle on 08-18-14

    Regular price: $20.99