I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."
Interventions is a series of 30+ tightly-argued essays aimed at US power and politics in the post-9/11 world. Interventions is designed to raise lucid awareness about the consequences of U.S. power moves at home and abroad— from Social Security and "Intelligent Design," to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and South America, and Asia. Yeah, pretty busy.
The U.S. concept of a "just war" just got blown up.
Agustín has almost singlehandedly changed the international debate about the definition and exploitation of the “sex trafficking” world as it is manipulated and exploited by NGOs, the Rescue Industry and major political players.
The corruption and disassembling that is going in the name of “saving victims” is truly shocking, and that's why this book has been on every feminist, public policy, and migrant rights desk since its first appearance.
Whatever Agustín does next, Margins will remain as the classic that started the fireworks. As far as I'm concerned, this book is the vanguard of feminism and the bleeding edge of migration consciousness
Home Grown is the Mexican brother-in-law to Traffik, but unlike the movie and TV mini series, author Isaac Campos will make you more incredulous and angry than heartbroken.
There are so many players in the “game,” and so many political angles, it made my mind reel. If at all possible, the Mexican government might be in a worse situation than the U.S. in the War on Drugs. The display of policy ignorance on marijuana will make you cringe, and the power of fear-mongering at its strongest on display will make you rage.
A well researched book, written for a general audience, about the drug trade and business in Mexico that goes back hundreds of years. You will not be able to stop listening.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
Friedman offers us a prognostication of the future 100 years. His fortunetelling is based upon geopolitical factors rather than hocus-pokus or astrogeology. He offers very sound reasons for his thinking the future history lines. Given that this book was published in 2010 and only four years into it, we already see some seeds of truth. Four years is only 1/25 of the span but at least he is off to a great start. Given this a listen, it will make you think -- especially about the middle east and the far east. I give it a thumbs up.