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. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed.
Until the day they came for her mother.
Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family's future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth?
As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21, she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought. With the Authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic - but is she already too late?
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Faction in time
What can happen if we don't wake up to what's around us
Enjoyable story line on a subject that is not that appealing
Keep 'em honest
It's the best book that I have read! I haven't had a book that draws you in and makes you feel like you are right there with the characters and all their emotions that they are feeling.
I loved Emmeline and how she is discovering all the changes and how she evolves to a strong woman.
Emmeline was the best character performed by January and her voice made her come to life.
The Fast and Furious Future of The Unknown America
A must read for people that quench for truth and knowledge.
I love the entire subject. Reminded me of a book I read back in 2000 called the Illuminati by Larry Burkett.
I thought the narrator was great. Very soothing voice
I never really had an ending. What did I miss? the book just stopped when the girl got out the fence and ran and then Beck came in with his announcement. Was that the ending? I felt I was left incomplete. Or maybe I didn't get the whole book?
Yes I would, while I am all about taking care of our earth, we must do so with balance. This books helps you to see the direction that local and even the federal government is slowly taking. While I saw slowly, it could easily become quickly and drastic.
There were several but hard for me to write down, I enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the people envolved and of course the Afterward.
Unlike a few others, I though she did a good job, it was easy to listen to, and she gave depth to the people she discribed. I even enjoyed her "man" voice.
Glenn yes, Fiction I don't know
nice and neat
good reader, nothing to dislike
want to listen to this with my family on a road trip, excellent way to get them to ask questions
Although the plot is a little predictable, it is entertaining, hopefully entertaining enough to get peoples attention. I'd like to see a tv mini-series or made for tv movie
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.
I'm a Glenn Beck fan - have most of his books, love his radio show, etc.. This is awful. The actress reading the novel and acting the parts is terrible. The plot is laughable. It might as well have been called The Vagina Monologue, but that title is already taken. This may be the most evil thing brought about by Agenda 21, which I do view as a threat to the United States. Skip it.
I am an artist, living in Cairns, Queensland, Australia right next to the Great Barrier Reef. I listen to audiobooks everyday while making art and on into the night. I really like mysteries with a good serving of suspense on the side that keep you wondering right to the end. However, I won't say no to any entertaining and well written book which has been read by an excellent narrator.
about as believable as going to heaven or hell. This writer and his ilk are really paranoid to the extreme. They must have very miserable lives.....
Trying to make one a true believer through fiction is an old trick. This book, however, is not even a good story, nor is it well written or narrated. See for yourself, if you like, but I would not waste a credit.
If you like scary stories of hellish futures that are all too plausible, I highly recommend Agenda 21. When moral values decline both individually and collectively, levels of suggestibility increase to unbelievably high levels, resulting in dictatorship of one form or another. The world of Agenda 21 is a vision of earthly Hell that is a mix between a totalitarian state blended with environmental extremism and animal rights gone mad. If you don't think something like this is plausible, simply take a look at real world accounts of life under totalitarian dictatorships of various kinds and then substitute the Agenda 21 details.
January LaVoy does an excellent job of bringing the book to life.
Agenda 21 should cause us to redouble our efforts aimed towards moral revival as individuals and as a society. There is NO political solution to the human condition. Only genuine morals demonstrate any hope of change. Otherwise we are headed for a 21st Century dark age, enforced by technology. Without genuine moral values human beings are simply programmable, reproducible, vicious animals that give the word "animal" a bad name.
The story was engaging and I didn't want to put it down. It's a good story about what could happen in a Socialist type society when pushed to the extremes. What is interesting to listen to is the commentary at the end where the author discusses Agenda 21 and the ramifications he envisions if any or all parts are put into play. Some I agree with, some I disagree with. I have to admit my ignorance of such a summit and such a document. I just googled "Agenda 21" and downloaded the document. In these days where the World's current structure is collapsing all around us, it could be a good document to read and understand.
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