Long-term AIDS survivor, losing eyesight from complications. Ex software developer & Chicago dance club DJ. Born again & love life left.
I have most of Glenn's books but this is the first including Ms. Harriet Parke. I found the writing/dialogue juvenile. The imagery was far to weird for a period in time not that far removed from the pre-Republic era. For the first time in my life, as I was listening to the book, from scene to scene I thought, "I could have written such a better storyline"; and I'm not a writer! I have no doubt in my mind that this book was rushed from conception to publication. It could have been so much better. So so much better.
Actually I'd be interested in a re-write of THIS book by another author. Agenda 21 has the potential to be a great read and a great movie.
Because I was continually distracted by the poor writing, the negative impression carried through to Ms. Lavoy's performance. As this was the first time I've heard her narrate a book I'd try at least one more by her before I make a firm decision.
I appreciate your work Glenn, but this is a real stinker!
I would recommend this book to a friend. This book discusses a not so hidden agenda by the United Nations and other organizations to take the wealth from first world countries to give to third world countries. It also has a very green agenda where people are moved to communal areas and large previously populated areas are reforested or re-wilded. Agenda 21 is actually a detailed plan with many chapters written, just waiting to be implemented. Definitely a scary story called Agenda 21. It reminds me of 1984 where people are told to work harder while your republic is at war. They tell you how to live, eat and breed.
The fictionalized story is built using actual articles and statements within Agenda 21. It was scary.
She had a weasily voice and I found it annoying every time I heard her say, "Praise be to the Republic". Maybe someone with a deeper voice could have helped. But overall she did a good job.
I didn't laugh or cry, but I did take notice when the end of the book explained the truths behind the story.
Agenda 21 is a scary book that with current events in the background, I can see this scenario play out some day in the distant future. Although, probably not completely in my lifetime, but there is evidence that the groundwork is being built now.
A gradual build up of well developed characters adds the climax of the story. Here is where you take current facts about what is happening in the world and put a twisted speculation to it. Only to find out in the end that it really isn't that far off an idea. I lived in Russia for 2 years and that was all that I could picture as a setting in the book; stark, bleak and very Spartan.
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.
I do not recommend this title. It was a long story for the point, probably not book material, a short essay.
Yes, and I have in the past.
If it wasn't for her, I would have given up! Great Story Teller.
I expected More
Took a little bit to get into the characters and I felt the groundwork was lain for an adventure ... and then it ends.
not without combining this book and its sequal
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.