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.
Read from December 15, 2012 to March 04, 2013
I don't know if I'm going to finish this one.
It is depressing, boring and the writing is juvenile. The female lead character is kind of stupid and childish. All the hype about this, was only that, hype.
Update. March 4th 2013
I finally finished the thing.......talking about the agenda behind the Agenda.....Aghhh.
Only to add that I have never wanted to actually hit a female character since Anna Steele......ugh. An emotionally retarded eleven year old would have been better.
The dystopian setting was so badly done, it had contradictions and was full of holes.
Don't waste your precious time (and credit) with this, it was torture.
D & J Romanello
I did not read it. I listened to it.
Learning that Agenda 21 already exists.
The map and hidden objects being found.
My extreme reaction to this book was learning that an Agenda 21 really does exist. This woman's writing could actually be a prophecy in itself. My personal concern for taking care of the Earth and being green is not my religion but a response toward my love of our Creator and His creation.
We really need to pay attention to what is going on and be responsible for our part in it. Whatever that may be in the future. Just do something.
While the premise around Agenda 21 is interesting and somewhat grounded in facts (all be it much artistic leeway in extrapolating the UN author(s) exact intentions), I found the book to be fairly dull. A few parts/concepts kept my attention better than others, but virtually all of them seemed to be enhanced retread versions (disguised rip offs) from other works, ie – 1984, Logan’s Run, Atlas Shrugged, et al. Maybe it’s worth the credit…just maybe.
The language of the narration was way to removed from everyday; after less than a generation "bathroom" becomes "washing-up area", etc.
Performance was fine
No, the initial book with it's odd language was too dissappointing for me.
This should be in every class room.
Yes, it's like watching the future unfold.
Everyone should listen, read, own this book.
Among the top 10.
None. Because it is a combination of fiction and non-fiction.
The main character. Emiline
The end where Agenda 21 is actually explained fully to the reader.
A Big Fan of Non-Fiction and Business Books as I am always looking to learn something New!
I do not read / listen to a lot of fiction, but I did enjoy this book. The narrator did a good job of "playing" the different characters. There was a lot of build up, but leaves a lot of ending up to your own imagination. The disappointment of the ending soon passes as the truth of the actual treaties and agreements come to light that this work of fiction was extrapolated from.
Overall, not a bad book and one that good or bad, you are bound to learn from.
This was my first audio book, but I loved it. Listening to the story really puts you in the story.
the various "How did this happen" type scenes were memorable. Hearing all the different versions of how it happened goes to show how easy it is to change real history and it gave me goosebumps even thinking "What If".
The escape scene was an exciting moment. Also left me wondering.... Did they really make it?
Having to give up the child she gave birth too. That was heartbreaking. And hearing the Recycle center being used when they talk about people who are gone. That was sad too
If you can get past the big name on the book you should give it a chance. Harriet Parke did a wonderful job on this book. She put her heart and soul into this and it is worth reading. I gave it a shot and was not disappointed at all.