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  • The Sum of Small Things

  • A Theory of the Aspirational Class
  • By: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

The leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry NPR tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet, inconspicuous consumption. In The Sum of Small Things, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this segment of society "the aspirational class" and discusses how, through deft decisions about education, health, parenting, and retirement, the aspirational class deepens the ever-wider class divide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Take the title literally

  • By José on 09-22-18

Take the title literally

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

A significant part of the book is numbers and more numbers. Makes the mind wander right off.

  • Making Money: Discworld #36

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,505
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,702
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,701

The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is running like...well, not at all like a government office. The mail is delivered promptly. Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig, former arch-swindler and confidence man, has exceeded all expectations - including his own. So it's somewhat disconcerting when Lord Vetinari summons Moist to the palace and asks, "Tell me, Mr. Lipwig, would you like to make some real money?"

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A must for Discworld fans

  • By Darren on 09-24-07

Hold on for the OST

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

The music between the chapters is so out of place that I often look around to see where it's coming from.