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Summary

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

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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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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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Although the topic and content are really interesting it was extremely hard for me to follow as the narrator doesn’t seem to recognise the importance of punctuation or intonation. I wish I bought a paper book instead.

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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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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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  • 11-09-18

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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  • 26-11-20

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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  • 02-01-19

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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  • Jack D Peterson
  • 01-08-18

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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  • Sarah Gastelum
  • 10-07-19

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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  • Rochelle Green
  • 07-05-19

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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  • Andy Miller
  • 10-03-18

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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  • The Urban Crossroads Company
  • 09-04-20

Pretty Awesome

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

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  • Christopher Coleman
  • 20-05-19

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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  • Yosh M.
  • 21-09-21

good book

listened over and over! so good, I learned more each time. Buckminster was a good guy, wish he was still alive.