The storyline is good. I was very interested in it, but I guess I'll have to get the book. I didn't like the narration style: as if every. single. sentence. was just before the climax. It was annoying and a distraction. I don't know if it is because of the writing style (short, halted sentences), or if it's the narrator's interpretation.
Say something about yourself!
What do you get, when you try to write a social commentary as a sophomoric 13 year old science fiction writer? Agenda 21. I like Glenn Beck, and only bought this book because of his name. I am very sorry I did. In fact, I now question whether to ever buy any of his works. He copied Cahn's Harbinger prophetic style and bored me to death.
Do not waste your time or money.
The narrator is awsome, she doesnt get boring or repetative. i felt and the imagined the events as she told the story. this is the second time i listen to this story and its still just as great as the first..
I pride myself in listening to all side of an argument. That said, this book is a joke. The author criticizes people that are trying to clean up the environment, but offers no solutions... Glenn Beck, must be being bankrolled by the oil companies!! We should call Glenn Beck "agenda 120" because that is what the temperature of the earth could be if he keeps pushing his agenda. No thank you!
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.