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- A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World
- By: Joshua B. Freeman
- Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
- Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
We live in a factory-made world: modern life is built on three centuries of advances in factory production, efficiency, and technology. But giant factories have also fueled our fears about the future since their beginnings, when William Blake called them "dark Satanic mills". Many factories that operated over the last two centuries - such as Homestead, River Rouge, and Foxconn - were known for the labor exploitation and class warfare they engendered, not to mention the environmental devastation caused by factory production.
Megafactories in past and present
- By Alec Drumm on 05-01-18
Narrator does cringeworthy accents
The narrator does a reasonable job most of the time, but when narrating someone with an accent, he does extremely cringeworthy impressions of foreign accents. Had to stop listening to the book altogether after one too many occurrences.