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  • The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Wolman
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Say good-bye to your beloved Benjamins, because the world is going cashless. So says David Wolman, and in The End of Money, he explores the drastic implications. How is it happening? What's at stake? Why does it matter? Each chapter of this timely and fascinating audiobook focuses on a specific aspect of the coming cashlessness. All told, The End of Money offers everything there is to love about popular nonfiction, rendering a complex subject entertaining and easily approachable for a wide audience while proving the ultimate adventurousness inherent in a curiosity about the workings of the world.

    Amazon Customer says: "Fascinating Book on Cash and Its Eventual Demise"
    "Fascinating Book on Cash and Its Eventual Demise"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The End of Money to be better than the print version?

    I rarely


    What other book might you compare The End of Money to and why?

    Wolman writes in the Malcolm Gladwell style -- mixing science/history with contemporary observation.


    Have you listened to any of Don Hagen???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. But Hagen did a fine job narrating.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Wolman's personal anecdotes about trying to live a year without using cash put the entire thesis of the book into context.


    Any additional comments?

    Wolman mixes a very fascinating discussion of the history of cash, with a forward-looking exploration of where society is going in its use of cash. He envisions the end of the use of physical cash, and all of the benefits that would entail (counterfeiting, benefits for the poor, and even cutting down on germs). In the midst of all of this, Wolman himself tries to live without using physical cash. Wolman writes in a very engaging way, with hip and interesting asides. His book is populated with odd characters who help explore his thesis.

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