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  • 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

  • By: Ha-Joon Chang
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,013
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    4 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 814

If you've wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer: We didn't ask what they didn't tell us about capitalism. This is a lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists-the apostles of the freemarket-have spun since the Age of Reagan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but complicated

  • By Christopher Deaton on 05-03-16

One sided, otherwise good

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-15

An excellent introduction for someone with no background in economics. Yet, so one-sided it's not even funny. Feels like only half the story.

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  • The Emperor of All Maladies

  • A Biography of Cancer
  • By: Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,678
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,678

Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular!

  • By Paul on 11-25-10

A Passionate First Glance at Cancer

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-12

Would you listen to The Emperor of All Maladies again? Why?

This book is intense, rich, and passionate. I cried. Everyone I know who read it cried. But despite the terribly depressing moments, it's very engaging. I'd read it again, mostly to catch the science more deeply, but the book's emotion has never left my soul.

Would you recommend The Emperor of All Maladies to your friends? Why or why not?

If you've had anyone close to you afflicted with cancer, you need to read this book.

What about Stephen Hoye’s performance did you like?

The narrator was engaging, and appropriate.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

You probably couldn't listen to this book in one sitting unless you really tried to.