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Publisher's Summary

In this Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer brings his landmark book up to date. In addition to restating his compelling arguments about how we should respond to extreme poverty, he examines the progress we are making and recounts how the first edition transformed the lives both of audiences and the people they helped. Learn how you can be part of the solution, doing good for others while adding fulfillment to your own life. 

This special audio edition is read by Peter Singer, Kristen Bell, Michael Schur, Paul Simon, Marc Evan Jackson, Natalia Vodianova, Stephen Fry, Nick D’Agosto, Winnie Auma, Shabana Azmi, & Charlie Bresler. 

What’s new in the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Life You Can Save

  • A foreword by Mike Schur, the creator of the acclaimed NBC show The Good Place 
  • An afterword by Charlie Bresler, PhD, The Life You Can Save’s Executive Director 
  • A multinational cast of celebrity readers for the audiobook 
  • Updates reflecting progress in the fight to end poverty and the challenges that remain 
  • New case studies that highlight current effective interventions and charities 
  • Calls-to-action designed to make it as easy as possible for people to act 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.   

©2019 Peter Singer (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Changed my life in the best of ways. Galvanised some new thoughts on navigating life and how I’m spending my time with my life.

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Changed the way I give

It's very thought provoking and it's one of those rare books which has you question your life. I think those are the best books to read over and again!

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Engaging, and worthwhile

The book is great. It isn't filled with useless filler content or sensationalist BS. It's just a really good book.

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Not what I expected from this book, felt way too preachy that it lost my midway into chapter 2. Also didn't appreciate the religion references

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Be a better person.

Want to just be a better person? Well this is a pretty damn good start.

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  • Ekaterinya Vladinakova
  • 20-04-2020

A great guide on effective charitable givings

Who you donate to matters far more than how much you donate to. This book gives a great guide on a number of charities which are very effective on a per dollar level and is an eye opener of the variety of effective charities. I would had never known about the importance of therapy in Strong Minds if it were not for this book.

Furthermore, this book helps the general public understand the effectiveness of aid (yes, it's not perfect, but it has helped) as well as how aid could be improved. It also helps the public understand the effectiveness of charitable givings when done in the most efficient manner and refuting the moral excuses that often are made. Such as only choosing to give to charities of one's own country. A life in Africa is worth just as much as a life in the United States. Let's illustrate a hypothetical: If donating 5000 dollars would save 5 lives in Africa, but would only save 0.05 lives in the United States, it makes sense to donate to an Africa. The reason why so many effective charities are based on poor countries is because a dollar goes much further there in helping the needy than it would go here.

Anyone looking for advice on charitable givings should check out this book, as well the websites: Givewell and Life You Can Save.

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  • 01-09-2021

Good book, but a bad listen

Content is good but some of the narrators have poor English pronunciation skills, to the point of being unintelligible at times. Audible, please replace this anniversary edition with the original one.

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  • 04-03-2020

Amazing Narration!

Incredible and moving - this book is such an inspiration. I absolutely adored the full cast's interpretations and inflections, and Singer's arguments are extraordinarily persuasive

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  • 28-12-2019

Must read!

If you have any income whatsoever, you should read this book if you have any inclination towards feeling good about yourself through helping others.

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  • 25-07-2021

Convicting but hopeful

If you read this with an open mind, it will change the way you think about how you spend, what you spend on, and why. Full of research and practical guidance, this book explains the benefits and traps of giving money to charity. Well worth reading/listening and then acting on!

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