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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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Interesting Listen. Wow

It is amazing what forces are at work. What is the basis for the need to control? Are they trying to do "good" or just fearful of their fellow man. Is it just greed or a need by the powerless to gain power. Is it still redistribution of wealth and resources? Why do men try to be God. They are only men. They are always trying to enforce their will over God's will on people because they don't know God. Too bad. Read the book and come to your own conclusions. The book is a good way to explore the world under the rule of Agenda 21.

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Does not live up to the hipe

What could Glenn Beck have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

A male narrator. The story needs to provide more background to how the world depicted in Agenda 21 came about. The background story would have given context.

Would you listen to another book narrated by January LaVoy?

She does a good job but the story needed more.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It does paint a picture of a world similar to 1984 but much darker.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Gareth
  • JIMBOOMBA, Australia
  • 12-18-12

Really Though Provoking- Faction!

If you could sum up Agenda 21 in three words, what would they be?

Faction in time

What was one of the most memorable moments of Agenda 21?

What can happen if we don't wake up to what's around us

What does January LaVoy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Enjoyable story line on a subject that is not that appealing

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

Keep 'em honest

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  • dawn
  • glen richey, PA, United States
  • 12-12-12

A book that will draw you in till the very end!!!

Where does Agenda 21 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Emmeline and how she is discovering all the changes and how she evolves to a strong woman.

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

Emmeline was the best character performed by January and her voice made her come to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The Fast and Furious Future of The Unknown America

Any additional comments?

A must read for people that quench for truth and knowledge.

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  • Marilene
  • San Marcos, CA, United States
  • 12-12-12

I really enjoyed this book

What did you love best about Agenda 21?

I love the entire subject. Reminded me of a book I read back in 2000 called the Illuminati by Larry Burkett.

Have you listened to any of January LaVoy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I thought the narrator was great. Very soothing voice

Any additional comments?

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?<br/><br/>

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A good look at the extreme result of Agenda 21

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Agenda 21?

There were several but hard for me to write down, I enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the people envolved and of course the Afterward.

What about January LaVoy’s performance did you like?

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.

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Juvenile writing. Bad editing/rush to publication

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

I have most of Glenn's books but this is the first including Ms. Harriet Parke. I found the writing/dialogue juvenile. The imagery was far to weird for a period in time not that far removed from the pre-Republic era. For the first time in my life, as I was listening to the book, from scene to scene I thought, "I could have written such a better storyline"; and I'm not a writer! I have no doubt in my mind that this book was rushed from conception to publication. It could have been so much better. So so much better.

Would you ever listen to anything by Glenn Beck again?

Actually I'd be interested in a re-write of THIS book by another author. Agenda 21 has the potential to be a great read and a great movie.

Would you listen to another book narrated by January LaVoy?

Because I was continually distracted by the poor writing, the negative impression carried through to Ms. Lavoy's performance. As this was the first time I've heard her narrate a book I'd try at least one more by her before I make a firm decision.

Any additional comments?

I appreciate your work Glenn, but this is a real stinker!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Derek
  • Ellsworth, NE, United States
  • 12-04-12

great way to get nieve kids attention

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

Glenn yes, Fiction I don't know

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

nice and neat

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

good reader, nothing to dislike

Did Agenda 21 inspire you to do anything?

want to listen to this with my family on a road trip, excellent way to get them to ask questions

Any additional comments?

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

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  • Paul
  • Montgomery, IL, United States
  • 12-01-12

It could have been better.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It moved very slowly. I did not get a real feel for the world that Beck was trying to create.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

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.

Was Agenda 21 worth the listening time?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Salo
  • Goose Creek, SC, United States
  • 11-26-12

It's bad.

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.

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