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  • Plutocrats

  • The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else
  • By: Chrystia Freeland
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Alarmingly, the greatest income gap is not between the 1 percent and the 99 percent, but within the wealthiest 1 percent of our nation-as the merely wealthy are left behind by the rapidly expanding fortunes of the new global super-rich. Forget the 1 percent; Plutocrats proves that it is the wealthiest 0.1 percent who are outpacing the rest of us at break-neck speed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For me, good for reading not listening

  • By Alsherif on 01-14-13

A glimpse into the lives of the .1%

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Reviewed: 12-19-12

What made the experience of listening to Plutocrats the most enjoyable?

Freeland offers an interesting opportunity to see and to experience the worldview of the super rich and the ultra influential both past and present. As the influence of the uber wealthy increases and the world's plutocrats increasingly answer to nobody beyond their inner circle, this book proves particularly timely.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Ryan has a nice voice, but her frequent mispronunciations detracted from her narration and made me question whether or not she understood what she was reading. I would imagine that the job of a narrator would include learning the meanings and correct pronunciations of any unfamiliar words.

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