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A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society is an astonishingly concise, rigorous, and accessible presentation of anarcho-capitalist ideals. It covers a wide range of topics including: money and banking, monopolies and cartels, insurance, health care, law, security, poverty, education, environmentalism, and more! To enjoy this compelling listen requires no previous political, philosophical, or economic knowledge as all uncommon concepts are defined and explained in a simple yet uncompromising manner. Take heed, this work is liable to cause radical paradigm shifts in your understanding of both the state and free market.

©2015 Christopher Chase Rachels (P)2016 Christopher Chase Rachels

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  • Mike Blain
  • 23-10-2016

Great content, shame about sleep-inducing audio

The comuter-generated voice was mind numbing. You will be listening to a sampled voice, which works for phone menus, but in a long book you will be listening to 10,000 sentences with the exact same bland tone and vocal inflection AS EVERY OTHER SENTENCE. You will be asleep after a short time. This type of audio should be free or public domain, not charged at a price like a human recording.
I recommend this excellent book 100% for its content, but please buy the hard copy, unless you can find an audio version recorded by an actual human being.

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  • Benjamin
  • 16-04-2017

Awesome content

Content was great but the reader could have had more life, enthusiasm and passion for the subject.

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  • chris
  • 18-12-2017

Great book, great info, bad narrator.

In audible app change speed setting to 1.25 instead of 1. You'll thank me later.

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  • Jeff Greene
  • 13-08-2016

Fantastic read - Sound quality terrible

Content was so good I had to finish it but the narration was almost unbarable

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-11-2016

Top 10

One of the greatest books available on why and how we should have a voluntary society.

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  • Howie G
  • 19-11-2016

Compelling, complete and controversial

Very intriguing. I may be a voluntaryist now! What a delightful surprise and profoundly helpful

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  • Mark A. Jones
  • 26-09-2016

starts excruciatingly textbookish, finishes free.

Once surviving the first few chapters, it became a joy. it's nice to hear anarchy defined and intelligently defended.

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  • Jordan Drummond
  • 13-07-2016

"End the State. Free the Market. Liberate your Mind"

after I finished Chase Rachels' Spontaneous Order, I could think of nothing so much as, Pierre-Simon Laplace's, oft quoted, expiation to Napoleon when he asked about, the lack of God, in his theory.
"I have no need for that hypothesis"

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  • Lech
  • 05-09-2017

great introduction to the ancap world

introduction to praxeology maybe difficult step in the beginning but important to understand not dogmatic reasons for non aggression principle, property rights and relationships in free society. Unfortunately voice over was a complete failure of delivery. Reading is not smooth and hard to listen

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  • Pat Webb
  • 11-02-2017

Great concept, hard to listen to.

Would you consider the audio edition of A Spontaneous Order to be better than the print version?

I would probably recommend the print version over this audio version. The narrator is difficult to listen to because the voice inflections are not quite appropriate for the text. The subject matter is somewhat technical and tedious, which is compounded by the narration style.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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What didn’t you like about Graham Wright’s performance?

The voice inflection and the pronunciation of certain words was annoying.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

The concept is important and the information is worth knowing. If the listener has an open mind or is liberty oriented there is much in this book of interest. However, there were many places where I found my mind wandering and had to back up and replay sections. I will listen to the book again to make sure I got all of the points being made by the author.