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Ascension

Douglas D. Brown

Ascension is a political coming of age story that captures the energy and fun of a down to the wire election. In 1995, Ben Jones is a fifth year senior at East Central Louisiana University in Ascension, Louisiana. While trying to graduate from college, he naively runs for the legislature to fill a government studies requirement. But Ben still doesn't know what he wants to do with his life. Ben's opponent, Jack Tassin, is the sixteen year incumbent. Tassin thought he would be elected unopposed after his main opponent was implicated in a prostitution scandal. However, Tassin's heart is not in the election. His wife is ill and cannot campaign with him as she has in the past four elections. Since he has not been as visible recently, he's also alienated some of his supporters. For Tassin, only one question remains: How far is he willing to go to win the campaign? After months of vote buying, intimidation, and pulpit pounding, along with some good old fashioned college debauchery, the candidates are ready for an election day gutter brawl that pits age against youth, experience against idealism, cynicism against innocence, and appearance against reality.

Ascension is a political coming of age story that captures the energy and fun of a down to the wire election. In 1995, Ben Jones is a fifth year senior at East Central Louisiana University in Ascension, Louisiana. While trying to graduate from college, he naively runs for the legislature to fill a government studies requirement. But Ben still doesn't know what he wants to do with his life. Ben's opponent, Jack Tassin, is the sixteen year incumbent. Tassin thought he would be elected unopposed after his main opponent was implicated in a prostitution scandal. However, Tassin's heart is not in the election. His wife is ill and cannot campaign with him as she has in the past four elections. Since he has not been as visible recently, he's also alienated some of his supporters. For Tassin, only one question remains: How far is he willing to go to win the campaign? After months of vote buying, intimidation, and pulpit pounding, along with some good old fashioned college debauchery, the candidates are ready for an election day gutter brawl that pits age against youth, experience against idealism, cynicism against innocence, and appearance against reality.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Ascension is a political coming of age story that captures the energy and fun of a down to the wire election. In 1995, Ben Jones is a fifth year senior at East Central Louisiana University in Ascension, Louisiana. While trying to graduate from college, he naively runs for the legislature to fill a government studies requirement. But Ben still doesn't know what he wants to do with his life. Ben's opponent, Jack Tassin, is the sixteen year incumbent. Tassin thought he would be elected unopposed after his main opponent was implicated in a prostitution scandal. However, Tassin's heart is not in the election. His wife is ill and cannot campaign with him as she has in the past four elections. Since he has not been as visible recently, he's also alienated some of his supporters. For Tassin, only one question remains: How far is he willing to go to win the campaign? After months of vote buying, intimidation, and pulpit pounding, along with some good old fashioned college debauchery, the candidates are ready for an election day gutter brawl that pits age against youth, experience against idealism, cynicism against innocence, and appearance against reality.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jerry Sciarrio

Length:

10h 40m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

47:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

31:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

25:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

12:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

27:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

13:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

18:10