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.
With out giving anything away take time and listen carefully cause you will see yourself as one of the characters if not the main character in this story and before the last page you will know you place, and after you may not. An amazing story that opened my eyes and my mind all while listening to something so fictional that I could believe but something so reasonable that I have goose bumps.
The emotion expressed by the readers brought the characters to life, helping bringing color to the very gray and depressing compound in Agenda 21.
Emmeline, her transition from a naive young girl to a woman of passion, courage and conviction was inspiring.
Where our erroding freedoms lead.
This is a chilling if somewhat paranoid tale of the future. This is billed as a worst case future of what would happen if the UN gets to rule the USA. As a fictional story it was a very good listen. The ending was somewhat disappointing, and left me wanting more. Maybe there is a sequel. While I don't see the worst happening (and I don't think the author does either), as a child of the early fifties the current erosion of freedoms does parallel what the book portends. It was so good we also got the Kindle version. First time getting both versions of a book.
More plot and less narrative. Much of the book felt like exposition, and I find it hard to pick out a true climax.
No. I enjoy dystopic novels, bit this seemed like a less effective version of one.
It wasn't terrible, it just wasn't great either.
This book is amazing. It was read great. It is really illuminating. If you are thinking of getting it do. You will not be disappointed. I listened to it 3 times. It is that good.
Story line was great
The book kept me interested I wanted to see what would happen next.
Ummm not sure do not usually read thrillers.
I was satisfied my wife didn't like the main characters voice.
I couldn't stop listening, I finished it in two days while I drove my work truck. It usually takes me 2 or 3 weeks to finish a audio book. Great story extremely fascinating I am glad I made the decision to get the book, like I said I do not usually buy thrillers but I bit the bullet and am glad I did! First Glen Beck book I have purchased.
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.
Parke and Beck collaborated on this possible rendition of the future. A dark and oppressive story that finally finds a sliver of light at its' conclusion, this narration fits the story line. January LaVoy brings the story to life with her nurturing and oppressed / optimistic rendition of the lead character's thoughts, compulsions towards freedom and hopes for the future generation. A possible look at what we might someday lose, this audio book should not be missed.