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  • Agenda 21

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (602)
    Performance
    (556)
    Story
    (562)

    Just a generation ago this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of UN-lead program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as the 'Republic'. There is no president. No congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the Authorities. Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that 18-year-old Emmeline has ever known.

    Patricia says: "Falls short"
    "Bad Ending"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Clearly there's a sequel in the works, but I kind of resented having the cliff-hanger come where it does. I felt there was no pay-off for having read all the way to the end.


    Which character – as performed by January LaVoy – was your favorite?

    Emmaline


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not unless there was more to the story and it actually had a resolution, instead of ending right in the middle of the climax.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was pretty depressing and it took a very long time for me to root for the main character. Just when she begins to show some heroism, the book ends. The whole book seemed like a first act, and the moment the first plot point came, it ended. I don't think I'll care enough to purchase a sequel.

    It also seemed clumsy in some ways. It would have read better if they had just used real words for things: kitchen instead of "eating space," bathroom instead of "washing up area," etc.

    I realize the authors were trying to make a point about the consequences of the real Agenda 21, but they may have over-reached to the extent that it made the story seem too far-fetched and unrelatable. That may have caused them to miss the opportunity to raise awareness about Agenda 21 and how it is already beginning to happen in our lifetime.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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