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Mike S.

Elizabeth, CO United States
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  • Capitalism and Freedom, Fortieth Anniversary Edition

  • By: Milton Friedman, Rose D. Friedman, Grover Gardner - prologue
  • Narrated by: Michael Edwards
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy - one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A poor execution of a great book.

  • By Mike S. on 01-25-18

A poor execution of a great book.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Capitalism and Freedom is a well-written and insightful book on the merits of economic, political, and civil freedom. Unfortunately, this narrative is poorly executed and does not do the content justice. Thus, I would not recommend this recording to any of my friends or colleagues.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator for the main portion of the recording (Preface onward) has a high, reedy voice, poor intonation and awkward cadence. The audio recording and mixing was of poor quality and reminded me of elementary school audio filmstrips. Overall, I found the clumsy delivery so distracting that I was unable to finish the book.

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