The Incendiaries

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.20 hours)
Product Number: Z100132203
Released: Jul 31, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525626923
Narrator/s: Keong Sim
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Now a National Bestseller "Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner."-People Magazine "The most buzzed-about debut of the summer, as it should be...unusual and enticing...?iThe Incendiaries arrives at precisely the right moment."-The Washington Post "Radiant...A dark, absorbing story of how first love can be as intoxicating and dangerous as religious fundamentalism."-New York Times Book Review A powerful, darkly glittering novel of violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young woman at an elite American university is drawn into a cult's acts of terrorism. Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet in their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn't tell anyone she blames herself for her mother's recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible college, waiting tables to get by. What he knows for sure is that he loves Phoebe. Grieving and guilt-ridden, Phoebe is drawn into a secretive cult founded by a charismatic former student with an enigmatic past. When the group commits a violent act in the name of faith, Will finds himself struggling to confront a new version of the fanaticism he's worked so hard to escape. Haunting and intense, The Incendiaries is a fractured love story that explores what can befall those who lose what they love most.

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Author(s): R.O. Kwon
Awards:2019-Fiction-Longlist-Andrew Carnegie Medal
Original Publish Date: Jul 31, 2018

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Author(s): R.O. Kwon
Product Number EB00715625
Released: Jul 31, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9780735213913

Professional reviews

"With such a volatile title, it's surprising that this audiobook remains rather still in its narration. Keong Sim's performance is sleepy, halting, and easily dismissed instead of creating the momentum the story itself demands. The novel contains threats such as domestic terrorism, vanished love, and extremist cults. Such drama should be compelling. Indeed, the story itself should readily propel the listener, but Sim's pace remains inconsistent and her tone too level; the result is vague and unfocused. Sim is an able performer when it comes to pronunciation and enunciation, but, overall, the audiobook fails to leave a lasting impact on the listener. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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