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Fatherless

By: James Dobson,Kurt Bruner
Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
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Publisher's Summary

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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Beware! Just Stops

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.

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Thought Provoking

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

Yes. Anyone interested in getting a glimpse into the future of the family needs to read this.

Have you listened to any of Bernard Setaro Clark’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Outstanding. On the edge of my seat drama.

The story captivated me & kept me intrigued. Line by line, chapter by chapter. I eagerly wanted to know what would happen next. The narrator changes his voice for each character & showed inflection that drew me completely into the story. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger or fill-in-the-blanks. It was packed with drama from beginning to end, telling a tale that may become possible if current world & national trends stay on their present course. Highly recommend.

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Eye Opening!

I don’t typically like to read this genre, however, because Dr. Dobson was a part of its publishing I decided to try it. I’m so glad I did! This book was eye-opening to me in many ways. The story showed me how things will be in the future due to our selfish ways of thinking and living. It also made me aware of how the media and government try to control our perspective.

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Wow. That was a scary story!

Yikes! Unfortunately that story will probably come true in the next decade or so. It seems very realistic already. Wait! Let me put on my tin foil hat. I bet it is happening in Oregon.

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Make it a movie! Make it a movie!

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

Top 3

What did you like best about this story?

These authors produced a masterful work of fiction that shows what life inlooks like in the future when society refuses to be governed by God's Word. What's right becomes wrong and what's wrong is somehow altered into what's right. Value and sanctity of life slowly diminishes from people's awareness. The mind blowing part is that this story was also created using data that demographers use to calculate projections about population in the future.

Which scene was your favorite?

I lost my breath during the scene when Matthew (I think it's Matthew) the care taker choses not to switch his clients oxygen tank and walks out of clients home knowing he got away with murder. Sharing God's truth angered the kid So much he committed murder to stop himself from having to hear he follows a lie.

If you could rename Fatherless, what would you call it?

No other title would work

Any additional comments?

What an amazing film series this could become with a movie director whose a gifted and talented visionary!

They don't make movies like this anymore though

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It is scary to think that we are going this way

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

This is my all time favorite book so far. Well worth listening to. I can't wait till the other two come out.

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WOW! Eye opening of things to come!

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

Yes. I found it hard to hit the stop button.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fatherless?

The real life story line.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both!!

Any additional comments?

This is a MUST LISTEN!!

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Well written & narrated!

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

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.

Which character – as performed by Bernard Setaro Clark – was your favorite?

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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A little too accurate for comfort

I’m sure in 2013 this seemed far fetched, but today it certainly is not. Very thought provoking. I enjoyed it - well written and well narrated.

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Interesting and ominous story

This book provides an interesting and thought provoking social commentary of an ominous near future that is scarily possible.
Although at times the script felt more like a sermon pretending to be a novel, the story was intriguing and touching.
Some of the dialogue between characters feels unrealistic and staged, which detracts a little from immersing the reader in the story, however overall I found this novel to be well worth reading, and am looking forward to the next one in the series.
The narrator did a decent job, yet I'm unsure whether he was the best fit for this story. He came across more like a newsreader than a narrator at times.
A good read for those interested in media manipulation, relevant social issues and the future of mankind.