Glenn has really hit the nail on the head! Set in a fictional environment, it teems with the realities of today's troubles. The events of 9/11/2001 made us forget about THE event of Sept 10th! Rumsfeld's announcement of "Losing" 2.37 TRILLION Dollars!!
I highly recommend this book for the story, the possibilities / probabilities, plus not ONE Foul word! Refreshing! Great Intrigue, drama, and enlightenment!
I found this book implementatons of what he has talked about on his show (not unexpectedly), but a little cheesy in some places. It gets four stars for creativity and artisitic manipulation of real word incidents, but looses one for the narrator (who I thought got in the way of the story). Good love story, but obviously written by a man, and thankfully no smut. Great action, decent character development, fabulous use of literary devices (avid readers make great writers). Again, more of a man's book, but women who follow politics will enjoy it. The best part of this book is the epiloge where he tells you to go back and Google some of the topics discussed. Do it if you dare. It is very interesting, as you would expect from Glenn. Good book, worth a listen.
I needed to make a long road trip with my mother, so I downloaded the audio book for us to enjoy. I wasn't sure if she would, but since it was fiction why not. However, we found that there was so much truth mixed in, that I had to keep reminding myself it was fiction. This story has everything. A love story of people, country & beliefs on both sides of good & evil along with action and ideas to get you thinking. Almost too much to think about! It has either given me better perception of the things around me or made me more paranoid. Many thanks to Glenn & all the contributors of this book.
I do watch GB on Fox, don't always agree, but am always left thinking and investigating. I read the synopsis of this book and bought it because it was a fictional novel. Something I could enjoy, I did enjoy this book, it was a great story, narrated very well and I gotta tell you, it will leave you thinking about what is coming. Or as Beck says in the introduction, I hope it isn't so, and it does not happen this way. You decide for yourself. This is a great listen without onesided views, Beck does a great job of making a point while keeping it very entertaining.
Not so much a point he is trying to make, as a wake up call to people of America. I would sum it up as, "heh people, pay attention".
Beck really does a good job capturing some of the players on the stage of politics today and recreating them into his main members in this tale of impending possibility
Like like that way he explained the concept of an Overton Window using an entertaining story. I just think I need a squeal or something to sum it up.
I was hooked from the 1st chapter. There are some twists and turns that keep you wondering who is who and which way they will go until the end. The characters are great and multi dimensional. It's a great book!
I am a fan of Glenn Beck TV, but the plot of this book seemed unrealistic to me. I think that was his intention. I believe he thinks that if he makes far enough out of our realistic possibilities that something more mild that we previously would have thought was not possible, but only just so, becomes possible. I am not really a judge of political thrillers, but the plot in this book seemed too much of a stretch for me to really enjoy.
So-o much better than reading a dry non-fiction documentary type book. This book got it's point across in an entertaining, thought provoking and exciting story form. I loved it! I think this book is a "must read".