We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Shock Doctrine Audiobook

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Regular Price:$23.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

In her ground-breaking reporting, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism". Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment": losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers.

The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in many parts of the world, from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia and Iraq.

At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization, combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for 50 years.

©2007 Naomi Klein; (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (835 )
5 star
 (544)
4 star
 (194)
3 star
 (60)
2 star
 (23)
1 star
 (14)
Overall
4.6 (394 )
5 star
 (285)
4 star
 (69)
3 star
 (25)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (9)
Story
4.6 (394 )
5 star
 (268)
4 star
 (91)
3 star
 (27)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    carmen salgado 11-28-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A little disappointed"

    Overall it was very good. However, I read the book and many parts were omitted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Micheal 11-13-16
    Micheal 11-13-16 Member Since 2007
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "sobering and informative"

    my eyes have been opened to the immense disservice this ideology and it's purveyors are wreaking on humanity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kristi 10-04-16
    Kristi 10-04-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Most important book on why Bush invaded Iraq"
    What did you love best about The Shock Doctrine?

    Very dry in the beginning, but the information about the Chicago School of Economics is needed to understand the rest of ring wing actions. You will understand why Cheney talked Bush into invading Iraq and the actions immediately after is why we are still there.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    david 09-25-16
    david 09-25-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I was there...."

    I grew up in chile.
    I met augusto pinochet as a kid.
    I was there as people were shot in the soccer stadiums.
    This book is enlightening as it is alarming. I've read this more than a dozen times, and I've recommended it to dozens of friends. If you've only read it once.....you're not done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Harley 06-10-16
    Harley 06-10-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "THE RAW TRUTH ABOUT OUR NATION AND PLANET"

    Never have I understood the chaos and confusion of the world im in until i read this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 05-25-16 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Infuriating."

    This book will anger you. If you want to understand the meaning of political parties and decisions for the last 40 years read this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mauro Locarnini 04-28-16 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    162
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "There Israel something sadistic about Naomi Klein"

    This was the third book of hers I read. Yes I liked it, but maybe since it touches some stuff linked to my own history, for the first time I am left with the feeling she only enjoys showing the world how bad human beings can be. I would love to work with her, research and write a collection of engaging and compelling books that showcase what is happening right now that is changing the world and helping us become our highest future self as humanity.

    Naomi, I will contact you to work on this project. You'll let me know if you are interested.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andre Midget Sims 04-11-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Collection"

    A city named Sandys Spring caught my attention..usa is could be to be controlled by corporatism

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Frejdyn 03-20-16
    Frejdyn 03-20-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Spot-on"

    As an economist this book has really inspired me to question paradigms and revisit my basics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael ARCADIA, CA, United States 03-03-16
    Michael ARCADIA, CA, United States 03-03-16 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    137
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    63
    31
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    14
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fury and Agony"

    This book is one of the most disturbing I've ever read. I'm almost 60 years old and I lived through all of this, so to hear the history of Chile, Ewan Cameron, Katrina, Iraq, 9/11 reframed in this disaster capitalism theory context is almost too awful to bear. It is a book that I could only listen to in stages because my emotional reactions were so sharp. Jennifer Wiltsie is brilliant, and my new favorite narrator. Her calm delivery is perfect, and the way she'll turn a phrase or emphasize a particular thing demonstrates complete authority over the content. Very impressive. Whether you're a leftie or a conservative, this book will shock your senses. It is an important work of journalism and theory. A stunning repudiation of the trickle-down theory of economics we've been dealing with for the past 40 years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.