The year is 2042, and a long-predicted tipping point has arrived. For the first time in human history, the economic pyramid has flipped: The feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, and this untenable situation is intensifying a battle between competing cultural agendas. Reporter Julia Davidson - a formerly award-winning journalist seeking to revive a flagging career - is investigating the growing crisis, unaware that her activity makes her a pawn in an ominous conspiracy. Plagued by nightmares about her absent father, Julia finds herself drawn to the quiet strength of a man she meets at a friend's church. As the engrossing plot of Fatherless unfolds, Julia will face choices that pit professional success against personal survival in an increasingly uncertain and dangerous world.
In the dystopian tradition of books like 1984, Brave New World, and The Hunger Games, Fatherless vividly imagines a future in which present-day trends come to sinister fruition. The second and third books in the series, Childless and Godless, will follow at eight-month intervals.
©2013 James Dobson (P)2013 Hachette Audio
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I double checked looking for the 3rd file for this book, but there is none. It just stops! You get that "the book has been broken into parts to make the download faster" stuff, but there is no 3rd file to download???? There should be 3 of them. I am supposing three. But only 2 show up when I look for the book in my library.
Interesting although you have a nagging suspicion that someone is trying to make a point throughout. Also VERY drawn out. VERY.
Yes. Anyone interested in getting a glimpse into the future of the family needs to read this.
Yes. Only caveat - see additional comments.
Well when I heard it I immediately thought of James Patterson, although it's nothing like those graphic serial killer books, or is it...?1984? No, not really that either. Unique to me!
I thought I had, but it was someone else apparently. He's great!
My only complaint of this fantastic book is... the sexualization of women and obsession with their appearance. The odd thing is that I think that is part of the point. They seem to want to help you (without every saying it) realize this is terribly wrong in our culture and unhealthy to be so warped that women's looks are nearly all that matter, but then they do they thing they seem to disprove of. Nearly every woman is referred to this way judgementally, no so the men. The books becomes part of the real problem that could have been exposed. Or I'm imagining the good, and they are really just that obsessed with looks? If I hadn't listened to his radio program, I'd really lean toward the later. Otherwise, it would have most likely been five stars across the board. Even so I would not discourage anyone from listening to it at all.
I have not read the printed version
I like that it looks into the future of where liberalism could take this nation if we let them. Great concepts and interesting characters. More than one point of view.
The mens' voices were pretty bad. They did not sound very natural at all. The women's voices were not very creative either.
This is my all time favorite book so far. Well worth listening to. I can't wait till the other two come out.
Yes. I found it hard to hit the stop button.
The real life story line.
This is a MUST LISTEN!!
It's my first real audiobook and it really helps kill the monotony when I drive to work and back in the slow traffic. The different voices for different characters were helpful.
I like Kevin Tolbert's presentation of the facts and his proposals (chapter 16) which was simple to follow and realistic enough to believe.
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