Karl Marx: His Ideology, His Successes and Failures, and the Communist Manifesto

Narrated by: Eric LaCord
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
5 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In cart

Publisher's Summary

The man who started communism. 

Communism has been frowned on and praised equally among the nations. Some communist nations have collapsed, other ones are still intact in one way or another. Find out what went through the man’s mind who invented this system as a response to the increasing gap between the rich and the poor and the exploitation he feared would only grow. Some critical thinking can help you get a more sophisticated perspective on the reasons why his ideology has or has not worked, and the differences between how his theories and views were applied in various areas in the world. You will also learn about:

  • Modern sociology.
  • The theory of alienation, which relates to the worker under capitalism.
  • Karl Marx’s historical background and analyses.
  • Theories concerning human nature, economics, society, and consciousness.
  • The different styles of communism that have been implemented during and after the revolution.
  • Marxism beliefs and criticism on those same beliefs.
  • The aspects of Chinese communism that typify the nation’s productiveness and structure. 
  • Thoughts on the Communist Manifesto, laws of labor and capital. 

If you are puzzled why several billions of people have voluntarily or involuntarily lived in a communist regime, how ideologies have led to the rise and downfall of unions and nations, and how a complete Cold War raged for a few decades because of communism, then educate yourself and start by listening to this audiobook.

©2018 Vincent Noot (P)2019 Vincent Noot

What listeners say about Karl Marx: His Ideology, His Successes and Failures, and the Communist Manifesto

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    98
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    96
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    97
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This is interesting

I think a lot of people don't really understand the ideology of Karl Marx, his influence on communism, his philosophical take on society, and what could have been a better way without turning all of the Soviet Union into a dictatorship. Even if you don't agree with everything he claims or argues, it's still good to know more about the historical background of what half the world once believed (and some still do).

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tom Farrow
  • Tom Farrow
  • 06-05-20

Unbearable

It's a fairly neat summary but the reading of this book is poor. I could barely finish it even though it's less than 2 hours. It sounds like it was read by a dyslexic teenager, they mispronounced "posthumously", "iron" and other basic words. As for the actual contents of the book it reads perhaps like an undergraduate essay, it's decent enough but a little repetitive and some sentences don't really make grammatical sense. My biggest issue though is the lack of discussion, it's fine for a short book but just stating "some critics say x" is a dead stop to any development of thought relating to the subject, at least naming some prominent critics would give people the chance to go away and read in more depth. In summary I would recommend reading the book as a summary but I would not recommend spending £5< on this audiobook.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jeanette Hartley
  • Jeanette Hartley
  • 03-20-20

Great introduction to Karl Marx

I'm new to political thinkers, and need to study Marx for an assignment. The language used is readily understandable, accessible and I'd recommend this book as a great starting point. I've been able to take ideas for further reading and would recommend.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Toby
  • Toby
  • 01-19-19

Very nice

I was wondering what was up with Karl Marx and his ideology for communism. Half of the world couldn't be all misled, right? I guess so, but there was still something to it, and I understand what the thought behind it was a lot better now. The narrator was really good. That's what I liked about it too.