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  • Quarterly Essay 70: Dead Right

  • How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next
  • By: Richard Denniss
  • Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

How did the banks run wild for so long? Why are so many aged-care residents malnourished? And how is it that arms manufacturers sponsor the Australian War Memorial? In this passionate essay, Richard Denniss explores what neoliberalism has done to Australian society.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Anonymous User on 30-08-2018

Not what I expected

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-2018

Half of the book talks about the Uluru statement and aboriginal affairs. Doesn't match description.

  • Quarterly Essay 34: Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull

  • By: Annabel Crabb
  • Narrated by: Marie-Louise Walker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Based on extensive interviews with Turnbull as well as those who have worked with him, this is an essay full of revelations. Crabb delves into young Malcolm's university exploits - which included co-authoring a musical with Bob Ellis - and his remarkable relationship with Kerry Packer, the man for whom he was at first a prized attack dog, and then a mortal enemy. She asks whether Turnbull - colourful, aggressive, humorous and ruthless - has what it takes to re-invigorate the Australian Liberal Party in the wake of John Howard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Anonymous User on 20-01-2018

Very interesting

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Reviewed: 20-01-2018

Interesting to hear about the PM's life before politics. Reading this made me have a greater respect for Mr Turnbull.

  • Quarterly Essay 68: Hugh White on Fading America and Rising China

  • By: Hugh White
  • Narrated by: Hugh White
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

Our region is experiencing a momentous transition. The US-led order is fading, and China has become ever more powerful. Today the question we face is not whether we fancy living in an Asia in which power is shared between the United States and China. It is how we feel about living in an Asia in which America no longer plays any significant strategic role. In this controversial and gripping essay, Hugh White looks at what has happened to the US globally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative

  • By Janice on 20-04-2019

Very Good

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Reviewed: 20-01-2018

Great thought provoking read. Narrated beautifully to keep a reader in suspense. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone.

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,503
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,571
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,509

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute must read.

  • By Charles D. on 05-07-2018

Excellent

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Reviewed: 10-09-2017

Easy to understand yet engaging. Specific advice for current Australian conditions.

Narration is light hearted and relatable. Very much enjoyed the book.