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Here, Buckminster Fuller takes on the gigantic corporate megaliths that exert increasing control over every aspect of daily life. In the form of a modern allegory, he traces the evolution of these multinational giants from the post-World War II military-industrial complex to the current army of abstract legal entities known as the corporate world. GRUNCH stands for Gross Universal Cash Heist.

©1983 Buckminster Fuller (P)2015 The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

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when smart people speak it is best to listen

I'm a firm believer that anything whose message holds up over the course of time should be reread and shared, this is one of those books. A very distinguished life or a lot was done to positively impact the world that you live in today his thoughts are deep and a bit mind boggling but well worth engaging with

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Nice text, unbearable listening

The book by itself seemed good. But the reading seems performed by a reading robot almost-impossible-to-cope-with-the-word-silence-word intonation!!!! very bad audio.

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So many run-on sentences it’s hard to follow

Just waiting for the author to make his points is painful. The unnecessarily conjoined words also don’t help to communicate the ideas.

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strap yourself in

Fantastic book, but could benefit from being a little more "haiku" than essay. Fuller writes words as if they are variable equations. He strings 10 adjectives together in the same sentence. Lucky for me I have spent alot of time around people who are brilliant, but struggle to communicate it. Overall the book was definitely worth it.

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Too Complicated

This is a very hard read. Way too complicated for the average reader. This was highly regarded from a different author and has some good examples, but I feel like I need a PhD to understand it.

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EXCELLENT information!

The book was a little too technical for me, although I was intrigued with the information. That is why I was persistent in completing it.

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Excellently written, concise view of the world today and yesterday

This book is a concise and to the point synopsis of R. Buckminster Fuller’s view and take regarding life on planet Earth. Andrew Heyl does a wonderful job of narrating a rather complexly written book - kudos Mr. Heyl.

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Pretty Awesome

Unique view that fits! This book is full of useful info! Thank you for a great read/listen!

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Great information, terrible intonation of reading

This was the hardest audiobook to follow primarily because of the mono-toned reading. There was very little inflection of the voice as if there is no punctuation. I did my best to just listen to the words but it was VERY painful.

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blather

Good topic. Poorly written. Many stings of adjectives needless and ceaseless. Trying too hard to sound smart. Hard to push through.

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  • hitch
  • 11-23-19

yawn poor narration

I found it a chore to get through due to the monotone narration. The subject interested me so made it through.

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  • Vishal
  • 12-20-19

Real

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You can't finish this book and then not read 'Critical Path' by R. Buckminster Fuller!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-21-19

Needs spark

content is awesome, but the narrator on this one was a little dull. Jared to focus on what he is saying.

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  • Electrical Engineer
  • 07-30-19

interesting book to listen

Very eye opening book, how the powerful had played the game of power and their consequences on society.

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  • Jon P
  • 05-17-18

eye opening

along with some other very important information from say the likes of Robert Keyosaki, this book will really have you thinking about why finance is in the state it is!

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  • leah
  • 05-06-21

The human condition explained

Bucky is a amazingly inspirational human being. This book should be mandatory in schools and probably one day will.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-20-21

One I will definately listen, and re-listen.

This book had me transfixed from the start. A man truly ahead of his time.

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  • Tobias s.
  • 09-12-20

narrator should not be allowed to work for audible

this guy reads the text worse than a text to speach program. paying for such a low quality product makes me feel riped off like on a fake marked without knowing it is one..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-09-21

Changed my views on life!

This book is a must read for all humanity in the favour of all humanity!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-30-20

Good content, painful narration

The message and story is fantastic, but the narration sounds like a robot or one of those text to speech engines which makes it a real struggle to listen to. Although bucky would like the idea of a robot sharing his thoughts, in practice it's not quite there yet and not as efficient as he would have liked. To be fair the writing is not as fluid as a good writer would have it and the mouthful of concise explanations would be hard for anyone to narrate fluidly... But, a good read and one I will have to listen to again in bite sized chunks.

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  • Sitiveni
  • 06-22-20

Expose

So true about how the world is being controlled. Definitely recommend reading to anyone who likes history or finance

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-20

Historical information was a first time grounding

Historical information was very good to listen to to get gist of how and WHY it all works

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  • ryan p.
  • 02-20-20

Read again book

This book will make you listen to it over and over again! Information is power!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-18

on repeat untill i get on my feet.

i enjoy hearing this book like it is my local radio station. i will continue to have this book on repeat until I get on my feet.