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The Shock Doctrine

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein, read by Katherine Fenton.

Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos, exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors.  

Exposing these global profiteers, Naomi Klein discovered information and connections that shocked even her about how comprehensively the shock doctors' beliefs now dominate our world - and how this domination has been achieved. Raking in billions out of the tsunami, plundering Russia, exploiting Iraq - this is the chilling tale of how a few are making a killing while more are getting killed.     

©2018 Naomi Klein (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Packed with thinking dynamite...a book to be read everywhere." (John Berger)

"If you only read one non-fiction book this year, make it this one." (Metro Books of the Year) 

"There are a few books that really help us understand the present. The Shock Doctrine is one of those books." (John Gray, Guardian)

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Informative beyond measure

A book I feel everyone needs to read/listen. Opened my eyes more to the corruption amongst governments around the globe and their motives for such. Highly recommend

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  • Nadia
  • 17-03-2019

Absolutely unparalleled!

Probably the most important and compelling noon fiction read in me life. Diagnosis is half the way for any soliton to a difficult situation. thanks

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  • Miss L C Way
  • 08-02-2019

Absolutely brilliant. Everyone should read this.

A history lesson and a lesson into what to keep an eye out for should you ever find yourself in 'shock'. Absolutely brilliant. Everyone should read this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-01-2019

An excellent book

A shocking insight in to the destruction inflicted by Western Neoliberal interventions, the lies required to enable it and the misery created by it.

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  • L. Bryant
  • 30-01-2019

Interesting polemic

I want to agree with Klein. She makes good points. But she doesn’t follow up with detailed facts or analysis. She simplifies. She conflates capitalism with corporatism. She equates the New York Times, which prints a variety of opinions, with tyrants. She has written an interesting polemic. Maybe somewhere, after I stopped listening, she settled down to examine each situation, with names and dates and facts. But to bounce within a few paragraphs from New Orleans to Sri Lanka to Russia to Iraq is just too much. To argue that the first step must be a disaster, the shock in the doctrine, when in fact you can often just pay a few bribes, weakens her argument. By the end of the second chapter, I just couldn’t listen any more. Too bad. Better presented, this book and its thesis could be quite powerful.

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