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Grunch of Giants

Narrated by: Andrew Heyl
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Economics
4 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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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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Expose

So true about how the world is being controlled. Definitely recommend reading to anyone who likes history or finance

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Historical information was a first time grounding

Historical information was very good to listen to to get gist of how and WHY it all works

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Read again book

This book will make you listen to it over and over again! Information is power!

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on repeat untill i get on my feet.

i enjoy hearing this book like it is my local radio station. i will continue to have this book on repeat until I get on my feet.

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  • @insurancebillvj
  • 11-09-2018

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
  • 02-01-2019

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
  • 01-08-2018

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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  • The Urban Crossroads
  • 09-04-2020

Pretty Awesome

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

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  • Sarah Gastelum
  • 10-07-2019

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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  • Christopher Coleman
  • 20-05-2019

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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  • Rochelle Green
  • 07-05-2019

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
  • 10-03-2018

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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  • Warren A Small
  • 29-05-2020

Why Make It So Difficult To Understand??

If you want to awaken the masses to realize how corporations are taking advantage of them, at least make the verbiage understandable. It seems the author almost had to have gone out of his way to make this difficult to understand. I cannot fault the narrator (although his monotone voice adds to the problem) because the words are so difficult. Overall, I think the message is good but this would be a book that could have changed the world if it was understandable.

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  • Tambo
  • 22-05-2020

Best book I've heard on Audible.

This book is incredibly relevant to our current time period. Everybody needs to read this and wake up!

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  • Vishal
  • 20-12-2019

Real

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

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  • hitch
  • 23-11-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-11-2019

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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  • Electrical Engineer
  • 30-07-2019

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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  • Jon P
  • 17-05-2018

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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