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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?

©2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc. (P)2012 Mercury Radio Arts, Inc.

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This is my new favorite book

This is an absolute favorite of mine. This is a sad, story but it also is very good one. You never now what coming next. This book reminds me of the hunger games series and divergent series. It is very good so you should really read it

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Scary look at a worst case scenario

First off - January LaVoy knocked it out of the park with the narration. She easily distinguished between all the voices and because of that it was easy for me to follow who was saying what. Bravo!

This book is, admittedly, an exploration of a worst case scenario based on a real life policy (Agenda 21). Glenn Beck isn't the best fiction author in the world and I'm not sure what Harriet Parke brought to the party but the book was compelling.

I'm a fan of dystopian, post apocalyptic, SHTF and TEOTWAWKI stories because I love the possibility of character development. In this story we got to see Emmeline go from a sheep to questioning everything. Her awakening was great to watch. Yep, I got frustrated with her at times. Her immaturity did get overwhelming. However in the end it is an excellent character study.

The ending was a MAJOR cliffhanger so I'm glad I got this book right before the 2nd one came out. I would been left quite ticked off.

In the end I was very satisfied and happy to move on to Agenda 21: Into the Shadows.

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Must read!

Excellent way to get the truth out!!
Couldn't stop listening.
Best part was the explanation at the end. Pass on.

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Scary but possible

Given the current actions taken by our goverment, I can see how something similar to this could happen. It's scary to think that our country could be turned on its head in a short amount of time.

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  • MJ
  • Miami, FL
  • 02-10-15

A great read

This book was very informative on agenda 21 and how it could affect America in the future. I recommend anyone to read it who is educated and politically involved.

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Intriguing

Frightening, if broad conclusions Mr Beck has drawn about ultimate consequences of Agenda 21 play out. But this is not surprising.

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Agenda 21 is the death of Freedom

Your heart will sink as you visualize the life of slavery that lies in socialism , and just how far along they have already sunk their fangs into brainwashing our society into falling for it! Read this book. Pass it along. Wake up as many as you can before war is the only option for freedom.

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Scary, frightening, emotionally unsettling!

What made the experience of listening to Agenda 21 the most enjoyable?

Enjoyable? No. It is too close to reality for that, but, effectual is more like it. It was more unnerving than thrillers on TV!

What did you like best about this story?

The foresight of the mother and the daughters courage to defy a corrupt system of government.

What about January LaVoy’s performance did you like?

She brought the characters to life. You have to hate the care provider of the babies because she is so insensitive to the needs of others. LaVoy even made the men come alive and that seemed remarkable for a women.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The young mother holding her baby after the State took her away. The little boy afraid to ask to go to the bathroom. The escape from the facility. Her love for her husband. Her leadership qualities.

Any additional comments?

The fact that the UN, our enemies around the world and the third world nations want to strip us of what we have worked for and enslave us for their ease is just about to much to bare as its potential is dramatized by this book. If you don't believe Obama and Hillary Clinton want to do this to us you need to pull your head out of the indoctrination Boob Tube and get your kids out of the public school system. My text book for a college course was all about promoting one world government and that was about ten years ago. If you think Glen Beck is overly dramatic it is because he is scared into it by what is going on here and abroad.

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Thought provoking but ending left me wanting more.

Would you try another book from Glenn Beck and/or January LaVoy?

yes

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

How easily this situation could happen in our future. Least interesting - how dismal life would be if government took away all out choices and independence.

Did Agenda 21 inspire you to do anything?

This book inspired me to be more diligent in knowing my Constitutional rights and what I can do to inform others so we don't become sheeple! It is so important that the next generation know the facts about our actual history (not revisionist history) so the same mistakes are not made.

Any additional comments?

I didn't like the ending of the story--left too much unknown. If a sequel book is written, I will buy it to find out what happens next.

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  • Gabe
  • Strrum, WI, United States
  • 05-14-13

Pretty Darn Cool!

What did you like best about this story?

Interesting prophetic political fiction. Glenn beck is a bit "out-there" for me. However, this was a neatly written thought provoking work. Really fun and worth a credit. It would really suck if Beck turns out to be right and all or some of the things in this novel come true. We really don't want to piss our own freedom down the drain.

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