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Grunch of Giants

Narrated by: Andrew Heyl
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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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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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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  • @insurancebillvj
  • 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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  • David Hernandez
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chris J. Valentine
  • 15-08-19

extremely interesting and very relevant

extremely interesting and very relevant even 35 plus years later. i don't think I've heard so many adjectives, adverbs, and discriptive clauses linked together in this way before. sometimes it's tough to follow but always worth repeating to understand it fully.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-08-19

a lot to think about

this book is not for everyone , listen to it if you like to take a look at our world differently.

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  • Lawrence Moss
  • 12-08-19

imminent paradigm shift

Great read! This book really makes you sit back and begin questioning trends in today's world.

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  • Joseph
  • 02-08-19

Every person needs to read this

This book should be required to read in every school across the world. I will be ordering the hard copy and rereading it.

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  • M. Allen
  • 26-07-19

Fascinating Read!

Amazing how the author predicted so many things that have come to pass. Narrator is pretty monotone, but book is a shorter read. Definitely makes you think!