Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
Man what a poor story line and reading.
Won't be buying anymore of his books.
Better if it was a documentary I suppose.
It moved very slowly. I did not get a real feel for the world that Beck was trying to create.
The book plodded along toward the ending so I was happy when it came. As far as what actually happened at the end, I was not suprised based on the tempo if the book.
For me, it was worth the time but it was not a very long book. It was very easy to stop listening and I found that, at times, I really did not want to turn it back on again.
Over all I did like the book but I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. My take on this book is that it was a re-telling of Anthem by Ayn Rand (which I read many years ago and loved). That may be the reason for my two star score for the story told here. Rand told this type of story well. Beck's book may be more important due to the actual Agenda 21 document. But I feel he could have told a better story. The afterword was interesting. I downloaded the Agenda 21 document, I may even read it one day.
Enjoyable? No. It is too close to reality for that, but, effectual is more like it. It was more unnerving than thrillers on TV!
The foresight of the mother and the daughters courage to defy a corrupt system of government.
She brought the characters to life. You have to hate the care provider of the babies because she is so insensitive to the needs of others. LaVoy even made the men come alive and that seemed remarkable for a women.
The young mother holding her baby after the State took her away. The little boy afraid to ask to go to the bathroom. The escape from the facility. Her love for her husband. Her leadership qualities.
The fact that the UN, our enemies around the world and the third world nations want to strip us of what we have worked for and enslave us for their ease is just about to much to bare as its potential is dramatized by this book. If you don't believe Obama and Hillary Clinton want to do this to us you need to pull your head out of the indoctrination Boob Tube and get your kids out of the public school system. My text book for a college course was all about promoting one world government and that was about ten years ago. If you think Glen Beck is overly dramatic it is because he is scared into it by what is going on here and abroad.
This book reads like a Hunger Games clone with some heavy handed politics shoe horned in. Glen Beck puts his name on it, but I'm assuming that's just a sales tactic. If it was just a young adult adventure, I would still think this is poor fare, but add in Beck's 'the end of the world' schtick, and it just becomes one eye roll after another.
How easily this situation could happen in our future. Least interesting - how dismal life would be if government took away all out choices and independence.
This book inspired me to be more diligent in knowing my Constitutional rights and what I can do to inform others so we don't become sheeple! It is so important that the next generation know the facts about our actual history (not revisionist history) so the same mistakes are not made.
I didn't like the ending of the story--left too much unknown. If a sequel book is written, I will buy it to find out what happens next.
Bought a different book
Didn't look at author before I bought, otherwise, I would not have purchased!
Im awesome at listening to books.....your welcome world.
Interesting prophetic political fiction. Glenn beck is a bit "out-there" for me. However, this was a neatly written thought provoking work. Really fun and worth a credit. It would really suck if Beck turns out to be right and all or some of the things in this novel come true. We really don't want to piss our own freedom down the drain.
no, kind of knew where it was going due to all the other books and movies
I would like to, but just not enough free time
I am a middle aged woman with an open mind and many interests, my reading/listening moods change like my teen-age daughter changes her clothes.
I appreciated the idea of how things could be in a very controlling and closed society in an apocalyptic scenario; however, this particular book ends too abruptly. I felt like I fell off of a cliff with no resolution, I really hate stories that end like this, it would not be so bad if there was a sequel but have not seen one. The author had an alternate motive, to prove a point, but I was not able to buy into it even in a fiction kind of way.
Fictional, though possible.
I think there was so much detail in other parts of the book, but the last few chapters were lacking. I felt as though the author got through writing 3/4 of the book, and rushed through writing the last part in order to meet a deadline.
There were several scenes that were powerful. The description of the baby nursery, and the Children's Village, was touching. The narrator described well how the babies struggled to thrive without consistent parental contact.
I didn't laugh or cry, but I did think. I do not agree as the book implies, that these drastic social upheavals could be accepted as normal in one generation. But then I think about the 'working mothers' who were rare just 40-50 years ago, and now everyone thinks 'stay at home moms' are so lucky! I think if we allow incremental slips in cultural norms, then before long, we wonder how we got where we are.
There are people who think this book is all conspiracy and black-helicopter fiction. I just think it's a book to make us think about what could happen if we don't pay close enough attention to what's happening around us.