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.
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.
it seems like every the problem with this is that with such a weak premise notebook is ever able to stand on its own anymore.
very cool way to get information out to the public, the story is frightening, but just wait for it. it gets even more frightening when you begin to understand your not just reading a story!
It may seem far-fetched until you watch the evening news. Then you wonder how they could've gone so far already. The UN must be stopped on agenda 21. This story points out the flaws of a socialist agenda in graphic detail.
No, I am not likely to forget any of it anytime soon. You are slowly drawn into the lead character and her circumstances. I am a senior male, yet the empathy I came to feel, for a teen girl, a survivor, heroic in a way few understand, is deep and real.
Brave New World, This Perfect Day, and 1984. As an accomplished an author, not yet. A grasp of the unholy and real dangers of things set in motion in our time? Most definitely.
No, I prefer Charles Laughton and an flat powerful voice, but she also drew me in.
Not that kind of book, although I almost cheered at the end. It will stay with you, to be mulled over, savored perhaps.
An avid reader for fifty years, I miss the written word. Listening is an acquired taste. After a decade of trying, I finished a book at last, this one.
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.