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    • The Radicals

    • By: Ryan McIlvain
    • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Eli first meets Sam, he is dazzled by his new friend's charisma, energy, and determined passion. Both graduate students in New York City, the two young men bond over their idealism, their love of poetry, and their commitment to socialism, both in theory and in practice - this last taking the form of an organized protest against Soline, a giant energy company that has speculated away the jobs and savings of thousands. As an Occupy-like group begins to coalesce around him, Eli realizes that some of his fellow intellectuals are more deeply - and dangerously - devoted than others.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Elders

    • By: Ryan McIlvain
    • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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    A glorious debut that T.C. Boyle calls "powerful and deeply moving" that follows two young Mormon missionaries in Brazil and their tense, peculiar friendship. Elder McLeod - outspoken, surly, a brash American - is nearing the end of his mission in Brazil. For nearly two years he has spent his days studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon, knocking on doors, teaching missionary lessons - "experimenting on the word". His new partner is Elder Passos, a devout, ambitious Brazilian who found salvation and solace in the church after his mother’s early death. The two men are at first suspicious of each other, and their work together is frustrating, fruitless.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting look at Mormons from the inside!

    • By KP on 05-03-14

    Regular price: $24.49