2030

The Real Story of What Happens to America

By Albert Brooks; Dick Hill (Narrated by)
Tantor Audio, Compact Disc, 9781452632902

Publication Date: June 2011

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Description
Is this what's in store?
June 12, 2030, started out like any other day in memory and by then, memories were long. Since cancer had been cured fifteen years before, America's population was aging rapidly. That sounds like good news, but consider this: millions of baby boomers, with a big natural predator picked off, were sucking dry benefits and resources that were never meant to hold them into their eighties and beyond. Young people around the country simmered with resentment toward "the olds" and anger at the treadmill they could never get off of just to maintain their parents' entitlement programs.
But on that June 12th, everything changed: a massive earthquake devastated Los Angeles, and the government, always teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, was unable to respond.
The fallout from the earthquake sets in motion a sweeping novel of ideas that pits national hope for the future against assurances from the past and is peopled by a memorable cast of refugees and billionaires, presidents and revolutionaries, all struggling to find their way. In "2030," the author's all-too-believable imagining of where today's challenges could lead us tomorrow makes for gripping and thought-provoking listening.



About the Author
Albert Brooks has written and directed several classic American comedies, including "Lost in America", and, as an actor, received an Academy Award nomination for his role in "Broadcast News".

Reader of over four hundred audiobooks, Dick Hill has won three coveted Audie Awards and been nominated numerous times. He is also the recipient of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. "AudioFile" includes Dick on their prestigious list of Golden Voices.



Praise For 2030

"This is an intriguing vision of America's future. Recommended for fans of futuristic dystopian fiction." ---Library Journal

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