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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 54 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

    • The World Is Flat

    • Further Updated and Expanded
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 27 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 782
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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 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 148
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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

    • 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 66
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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

    • From Beirut to Jerusalem

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
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      4 out of 5 stars 156
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      4 out of 5 stars 156

    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

    • 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 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • 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 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 557
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      4 out of 5 stars 457
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      4 out of 5 stars 449

    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

    • Further Updated and Expanded
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    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

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,076
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      4 out of 5 stars 320
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      4 out of 5 stars 329

    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

    • Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I never thought I’d live long enough to write this sentence: The most significant reform process underway anywhere in the Middle East today is in Saudi Arabia.

    "Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last" is from the November 23, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Trump's United American Emirate

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He left our most important allies there so uncertain about America’s commitment to their security from Russia and to shared values on trade and climate change that German leader Angela Merkel was prompted to tell her countrymen that Europe’s days of relying on the United States are “over to a certain extent,” and therefore Germany and its European allies “really must take our fate into our own hands.”

    "Trump's United American Emirate" is from the May 31, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • 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.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Thank You for Being Late

    • Ein optimistisches Handbuch für das Zeitalter der Beschleunigung
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Thomas Schmuckert
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Intelligente Mülleimer, Kühe mit Schrittzählern, selbstfahrende Autos: Einst Fiktion, heute Fakt. Noch dazu Symptome größerer Umwälzungen, die alle Lebensbereiche betreffen und sich im Tempo geradezu überschlagen. Wer soll sich da noch auskennen? New York Times-Kolumnist Thomas L. Friedman weiß Rat.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Destroying Israel from Within

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Destroying Israel from Within" is from the May 24, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Trump Is China’s Chump

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Having just traveled to New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, China, Taiwan and now Hong Kong, I can say without an ounce of exaggeration that more than a few Asia-Pacific business and political leaders have taken President Donald Trump’s measure and concluded that — far from being a savvy negotiator — he’s a sucker who’s shrinking U.S. influence in this region and helping make China great again.

    "Trump Is China’s Chump" is from the June 27, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Trump: Crazy Like a Fox, or Just Crazy?

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Has the first 100 days of the presidency made Donald Trump nuts?I don’t ask that question as a doctor. I don’t do medical diagnoses. I ask it as a newspaper reader. You read all of Trump’s 100-day interviews and they are just bizarre.Out of nowhere Trump tells us he would be “honored” to negotiate directly with the leader of North Korea, after weeks of threatening war. Out of nowhere he says he would consider a gasoline tax to pay for infrastructure. Out of nowhere he says he is considering breaking up the nation’s biggest banks. He also insists that his Obamacare replacement legislation contains protections for people with pre-existing conditions that it doesn’t.

    "Trump: Crazy Like a Fox, or Just Crazy?" is from the May 02, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Israel to U.S. Jews: You Just Don’t Matter

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To the casual observer, Israel has never looked more secure and prosperous. Its Arab neighbors are in disarray. Iran’s nuclear program has been mothballed for a while. The Trump team could not be friendlier and the Palestinians could not be weaker. All’s quiet on the Tel Aviv front. ...

    "Israel to U.S. Jews: You Just Don’t Matter" is from the July 11, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • 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: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Overworked

    • By T. C. Pile on 11-23-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • A Road Trip Through Rusting and Rising America

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his dystopian Inaugural Address, President Donald Trump painted a picture of America as a nation gripped by vast “carnage” — a landscape of “rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones” that cried out for a strongman to put “America first” and stop the world from stealing our jobs. It was a shocking speech in many ways and reportedly prompted former President George W. Bush to say to those around him on the dais, “That was some really weird (stuff).”

    "A Road Trip Through Rusting and Rising America" is from the May 23, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Mr. Trump, Help Heal the Planet

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Mr. Trump, Help Heal the Planet" is from the November 15, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

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