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  • The Myth of Capitalism

  • Monopolies and the Death of Competition
  • Written by: Jonathan Tepper, Denise Hearn
  • Narrated by: Pamela Almand
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1

The Myth of Capitalism tells the story of how America has gone from an open, competitive marketplace to an economy where a few very powerful companies dominate key industries that affect our daily lives. Digital monopolies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are gatekeepers to the digital world. Amazon is capturing almost all online shopping dollars. We have the illusion of choice, but for most critical decisions, we have only one or two companies when it comes to high speed internet, health insurance, medical care, mortgage title insurance, or even consumer goods like toothpaste.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched but solutions could've been better

  • By Anonymous User on 21-06-19

Well researched but solutions could've been better

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Reviewed: 21-06-19

The author defines the problem very well but there are a few things that could've been better.
1. More examples from the rest of the world and not just the US
2. There's a bit of a false equivalency between the far right and the left movements in the US
3. I was expecting the author to spend more time and provide more examples to how the problem of monopoly can be fixed. It was wound up in about 30 mins.

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, Thought Provoking and Insightful

  • By Sharmili Priyadarsini on 09-02-19

Interesting but a bit too heady

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-19

Some parts of the book were a bit dragging and philosophical. But I've been spoked by Sapiens. The content got me a bit depressed. You need to be ready for that.

  • Prisoners of Geography

  • Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
  • Written by: Tim Marshall
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower or why China's power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here. In 10 chapters, using essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book

  • By Nutriwish on 26-06-19

A brilliant summary of global geopolitics

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Reviewed: 08-04-19

Loved the book. It's for people who aren't immersed but deeply interested in geopoltics. Only problem was that audible has grouped the last 5 chapters into 1. Making it difficult to find interesting bits individually again.

  • An Era of Darkness

  • The British Empire in India
  • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
  • Narrated by: Sagar Arya
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

In this explosive book, best-selling author Shashi Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonizers exploited India, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly researched and described

  • By Anonymous User on 15-03-19

Thoroughly researched and described

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Reviewed: 15-03-19

The first two chapters start out with a lot of statistics and data which can be repetitive. The fourth chapter onwards become much more interesting. The book could have been condensed a bit but it was definitely worth the listen.

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  • Sapiens

  • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,114
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    5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 919

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is not a book. This is a knowledge bank.

  • By avijeet on 02-06-19

Filled a lot of gaps in my understanding

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Reviewed: 13-02-19

Wonderfully researched and ordered to tell us a story. A brilliant listen. Very glad this was my first audible book. Hope Homo Deus is as good.