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We seem to have given up on any serious effort to prevent catastrophic climate change. Exposing the work of ideologues on the right who know the challenge this poses to the free market all too well, Naomi Klein also challenges the failing strategies of environmental groups. It's time to stop running from the full implications of the crisis and begin to embrace them.

©2014 Naomi Klein (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Klein is a brave and passionate writer who always deserves to be heard, and this is a powerful and urgent book." (Observer)
"This is a conversation that needs to happen on a large scale, and on a local scale, and on a personal scale, very soon." (Margret Atwood)

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Important message ruined by narration

What made the experience of listening to This Changes Everything the most enjoyable?

The content. Klein's carefully thought-through arguments and presentation.

What did you like best about this story?

This question is inappropriate for this book. It is not something to enjoy, it is too terrifying.

Would you be willing to try another one of Liza Ross’s performances?

Absolutely not, I found this performance totally inappropriate. When I checked the other books that Liza Ross has narrated I was not surprised. I felt as if she was reading the material with a group of rather dim school children in mind.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me angry.

Any additional comments?

Please try to match the readers to the material more carefully.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Amazing

Life-changing work. Well researched. At the same time both global and highly personal. Constructive answers to neoliberal economic policy, with a focus on hope for the future founded on science-based solutions rather than dreams. Highly recommended.

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This book will fuel the change we need

Long but I enjoyed every moment of it. A master in sustainability didn't give me as much insight as this book has given me.

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  • Wood Smoke
  • 08-24-15

Naomi Klein's best book so far.

If you could sum up This Changes Everything in three words, what would they be?

Brilliant, scary, honest.

What does Liza Ross bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I wasn't overly fond of Liza Ross's narration. Naomi Klein I feel should have voiced her own book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This book puts together all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle, but I got no comfort in realising that my thoughts and observations of the world were shared by so many other people. Naomi Klein pulls away the curtain to reveal a world of power, greed and corruption and what is our role in that world? We are pawns, consumers and victims, yet the earth still turns and we still go on living our lives like they really matter. It is hard to read this book and not get angry, angry at the powerful elitist corporations and angry at humanity for doing nothing about the destruction of our world.

Any additional comments?

Sobering, frightening and essential reading for those of us who find no comfort in burying our heads in the sand. Defy the will of the herd, awaken and fight for your planet!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Eleanor
  • 10-21-15

An absolute must read/listen

Hard to listen to at times but there is hope in there too. Everyone should know the things in this book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • J K
  • 03-04-16

forgetting something?

Mostly good - although very long for a message that needs to get to the masses. also, to write an entire book on climate change without mentioning one of the biggest contributors: animal agriculture, is a great shame.
Still, I have been inspired to take action.

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  • J. D. WALKER
  • 07-27-15

Troubling food for thought

A comprehensive and compelling case for the urgency of taking action on climate change in the face of vested interests and political apathy.

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  • MISS S.
  • 02-07-17

Couldn't handle the narrator

Struggled through this audio book, whiny, condesending tone throughout, painful to listen. Buying book instead.

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  • Maggi
  • 02-22-16

I was I admit finding the intense close arguments difficult to take in,this is therefore,for me a very good way of understandin

A very good reading from Audible.
A very clever choice because of the density of text and the cogent arguments are more palatable when able to move around.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • 02-16-16

Keep your head in the tar sands

Informative if a little hard going at times. As you would expect the politics are of the left.

I had very little knowledge of climate change and the politics around it preferring to ignore the subject, hoping it would just disappear. I found it eye opening and to be honest a little depressing but Naomi Klein's optimistic and practical ideas kept me going through to the end.

production and narration good.

Overall I can't say I found it easy listening but that's the point of the book. A wake up call for anyone afraid of the unknowns of climate change.

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  • Gerard
  • 07-26-15

Essential reading well presented

If you could sum up This Changes Everything in three words, what would they be?

Actually left me with more hope than i had when i started reading it!

Who was your favorite character and why?

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Which character – as performed by Liza Ross – was your favourite?

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If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

there is hope - but only just.

Any additional comments?

Read and enjoy

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-31-17

Should be Compulsory reading/listening!

A brilliant book which excellently, describes the impact of capitalism on the world and it’s climate! Looking not at just the impact but how capitalism has greatly influence the destruction of our planet and more importantly that 'no it’s not enough' What we need to do to halt destruction before it’s too late! I suggest you read, join the protest, lobby the politicians and get involved because if we don’t now, not only will you pay the consequences later but we are a whole lot harder to turn around! You should almost be compulsory reading for all adults around the world!

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  • mrs j paterson
  • 01-18-17

Most important book of our era.

Most important book of our era. Read this , share this and give it to your children . Relays our challenges and the solutions to those challenges. "History came calling , did you answer ? "

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  • Aidan
  • 02-05-16

Makes you even more active

Great book, well structured, compelling reasoning, makes me want to be even more active on climate change, wish there was more on the how to effect change.

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  • Wahzammo Branigann
  • 06-13-17

Must Listen

another great piece of timely work from naomi that will make you look at where you are going and why

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-20-17

Clarifying

I struggled to finish this book. Like Klein when she first begins I want to look away and I wilt under the sense of hopelessness and powerlessness the subject matter brings with it.

I left feeling, not hopeful but at least feeling somewhat less disorientated and detatched. The view offered of climate catastrophe and capitalism's role in it was broad and somehow clarifying. I was taken out of the everyday cloud of back and forth and from a very particular viewpoint given a long term view of where we came from and where we're headed.

I think, if you have been 'looking away' for a while now but want to try to see the climate change issue again, to throw off some of your apathy, then this book is useful as a small raised platform to look out across the issue and see how it is woven in with many other issues in the human world.

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  • Linda M. Cockburn
  • 04-27-17

more of what's wrong

This is just me. it was very well written. researched. But I've had enough of hearing how wrong things are I want to hear strategies for implementation. I know both are important but I'm over the doom and gloom. We need to build a powerful new narrative of hope and build bridges between our disparate movements and address the issue and come out the better for it. Write us that book!

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  • Edie
  • 03-29-17

Book interesting but narration terrible

While some parts were a bit repetitive, overall it was an interesting though deeply worrying book. The narration however was terrible!!!! I will never download a book narrated by her ever again.

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  • Michael
  • 01-05-17

Really makes you think!

I bought this book because I knew climate change was an issue, but I had no idea why. I now have a pretty good understanding of it now and will influence others to look into it. It is scary that modern greed is going to probably kill us all!

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  • Rebecca
  • 06-26-16

Very Repetitive

I agree with the message of the book however I fell like the information could be much more succinct. Every new chapter I am left thinking that it sounds just like the last, making it difficult to maintain focus.

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  • Carl Jones
  • 05-05-16

a must read for a world that requires change now

a must read for a world that requires change now. climate change and out very survival demands a new economic and political system