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    • Everything Is Broken

    • A Tale of Catastrophe in Burma
    • By: Emma Larkin
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      3 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    On May 2, 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma, wreaking untold havoc and leaving an official toll of 138,300 dead and missing. In the days that followed, the sheer scale of the disaster became apparent as information began to seep out from the hard-hit delta area.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brings insight into the situation in Burma

    • By Joy on 08-24-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Finding George Orwell in Burma

    • By: Emma Larkin
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Over the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, she has come to know all too well the many ways this police state can be described as "Orwellian". The life of the mind exists in a state of siege in Burma, and it long has. The connection between George Orwell and Burma is not simply metaphorical, of course; Orwell's mother was born in Burma, and he was shaped by his experiences there as a young man working for the British Imperial Police.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Orwell's Horrors Brought to Life

    • By Roger on 09-21-10

    Regular price: $20.99