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    • Thank You for Being Late

    • An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration - and explains how to live in it. Due to an exponential increase in computing power, climbers atop Mount Everest enjoy excellent cell phone service, and self-driving cars are taking to the roads. A parallel explosion of economic interdependency has created new riches as well as spiraling debt burdens.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It really is an optimists guide to scary stuff

    • By Adam Shields on 12-12-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • From Beirut to Jerusalem

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 282
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    In From Beirut to Jerusalem, Thomas L. Friedman, a columnist for The New York Times and a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, has drawn on his decade in the Middle East to produce the most trenchant, vivid, and thought-provoking book yet on the region.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This is an abridged version

    • By Theodore on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $15.96

    • The World Is Flat

    • Further Updated and Expanded
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 844
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    With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • worth the listen

    • By Paul W. Johnson on 01-14-08

    Regular price: $47.93

    • The Lexus and the Olive Tree

    • Understanding Globalization
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Length: 23 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 75
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    A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting everything we do - economically, politically, and culturally - abroad and at home. As foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman crisscrosses the globe talking with the world's economic and political leaders. Now he has used his years of experience as a reporter and columnist to produce a pithy, trenchant, riveting look at the worldwide market forces that are driving today's economies.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Out of Date

    • By Consumer on 08-14-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • That Used to Be Us

    • How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 568
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    America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption - and spell out what we need to do now to rediscover America and rise to this moment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We have met the enemy and it is us.... Pogo

    • By Soudant on 09-16-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The World Is Flat

    • The New Material from Release 3.0
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 61

    These are the two completely new chapters from The World is Flat Release 3.0, on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world, and on the troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world in which we are all becoming publishers and public figures.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • WTF?

    • By Logan on 09-09-10

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Thank You for Being Late

    • An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Mr Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    From the Pulitzer Prize winner and number one international best-selling author of The World Is Flat, an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the 21st century. We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • extremely interesting

    • By Wayne Vercueil on 05-19-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Homeless in America

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Homeless in America" is from the November 9, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Caroline Miller.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • 2 Ex-Spies and Donald Trump

    • By: "Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "2 Ex-Spies and Donald Trump" is from the September 20, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The World Is Flat

    • Further Updated and Expanded
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Goodstuff

    • By JSkiff on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Trump’s Black Friday Sale: Oil, Guns and Morals

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I really wrestle with this question: What is the worst thing about President Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy? Is it that he is utterly amoral or that he is such a chump? Because the combination is terrible — a president who is an amoral chump is the worst thing of all. He sells out American values — awful enough — but then gets nothing of value in return.

    "Trump’s Black Friday Sale: Oil, Guns and Morals" is from the November 20, 2018 Op-Ed section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • General Mattis, Stand Up to Trump or He’ll Drag You Down

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    And then there was one.In March, I wrote a column in the form of a memo to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

    "General Mattis, Stand Up to Trump or He’ll Drag You Down" is from the October 24, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    • Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,091
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      4 out of 5 stars 334
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      4 out of 5 stars 345

    Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy - both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Long, Flat, and Boring

    • By Sean on 12-12-08

    Regular price: $47.93

    • How to Make America America Again

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What is there left to say about the terrible murder of moderate Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and its aftermath? Only one thing, and I have said it before, but I feel it even more strongly now: In the midterm elections, vote for a Democrat, canvass for a Democrat, raise money for a Democrat, drive someone else to a voting station to vote for a Democrat.

    "How to Make America America Again" is from the October 23, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Trump Doctrine

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Well, it took almost a year, but we now have the “Trump Doctrine.” It’s very simple. And, as you’d expect, it fits neatly into a tweet. On nearly every major issue, President Donald Trump’s position is: “Obama built it. I broke it. You fix it.”

    "The Trump Doctrine" is from the October 17, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • From Hands to Heads to Hearts

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Add it all up and you quickly realize that Donald Trump’s election isn’t the only thing disrupting society today. The far more profound disruption is happening in the workplace and in the economy at large, as the relentless march of technology has brought us to a point where machines and software are not just outworking us but starting to outthink us in more and more realms.

    ""From Hands to Heads to Hearts" is from the January 04, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • ‘Anonymous’ Is Hiding in Plain Sight

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    More and more, I wonder if the disgruntled senior Trump administration official who wrote the anonymous Op-Ed in The New York Times was actually representing a group — like a “Murder on the Orient Express” plotline where every senior Trump adviser was in on it.

    "‘Anonymous’ Is Hiding in Plain Sight" is from the September 11, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • From Kabul to Baghdad, My Bird’s-Eye View

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I just spent eight days traveling with the Air Force to all of its key forward bases in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. So President Donald Trump’s speech Monday night was very timely for me. It was also unnerving.

    "From Kabul to Baghdad, My Bird’s-Eye View" is from the August 22, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • That Used to Be Us

    • How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation’s chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption - and spell out what we need to do now to rediscover America and rise to this moment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Alejandro on 04-17-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Netanyahu Makes Trump His Chump

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For those of you confused over the latest fight between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, let me make it simple: Barack Obama and John Kerry admire and want to preserve Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in the Land of Israel. I have covered this issue my entire adult life and have never met two U.S. leaders more committed to Israel as a Jewish democracy.

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