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  • The Shock Doctrine

  • The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
  • By: Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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By: Naomi Klein
Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
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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 Audio

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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Love Naomi Klein

This is the 3rd Naomi Klein book I have read and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. She has a way of writing in a way that shocks but is also written with kindness and compassion. I love how she lends opportunities for people who may never get the chance to tell their stories, that she writes in a way that focuses on them and their struggles and Naomi doesn’t steal it from them. This book has really enlightened me to the ideologies being used on us, in Australia, to further our government interests and those of corporate Australia. We have our very own Committee at the moment made up of CEO’s to supposedly guide us out of COVID and here they are pushing a gas led recovery when many of the CEO’s are gas or energy CEO’s. Sigh

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Don’t read unless you are prepared to come out of the matrix.

A compelling and riveting story of the unseen forces in our life and times. Klein explains the drivers behind the previously inexplicable demise of our communities, countries and civilisation. It left me feeling angry but compassionate and most of all finally understanding how power and self-interest have conspired in previously unseen ways.

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Elites get even richer, you're not welcome.

The controlling elites have found a way to become even wealthier at your expense! Fear and continual war are a business for them to profit from... they use large sections of the media to spread their propaganda. They control governments to benefit and protect themselves only. Current political and financial systems are failing most of society.

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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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Still depressingly relevant

Whether you accept its idea of a unifying philosophy underpinning capitalist crimes of the past 50 years or not, age has not diminished Shock Doctrine’s relevance. 17 years on and much of this still resonates, both in the forces that continue to plague society and those that have metastasized into something new and grotesque. Discussion in the later chapters about a nation “that has lost its incentive for peace” is particularly poignant, as is the detailed reminder of the appalling crime the Iraq war was.

Naomi Klein is one of the vital voices for recontextualizing the forces of the modern world. Lucid, intelligent and deeply human.

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A must read. Disturbing but compelling

This is a great book, a must read for anyone who who wants to know the state of world's economic neoliberal direction beyond what the corrupt mainstream media present. They book could be a little shorter and more concise, eg the chapter on Israel is unnecessary and doesn't much new info

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Shocking

its always puzzled me how the US were able to get away with these atrocities in the name of War on Terror however when you control the mainstream Media you can

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Amazing listen.

This book gives words to the intuition about how today's world is run.

It's a great book and introduction to the failures of capitalism and the state.

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eye opener to the world we're living in!

this book has completly opebed my eyes to the world around me. 2020 must read!

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Vital reading for 2020

Naomi Klein warns against the Disaster Capitalists, who profit from misery and crisis. A must read in the midst of the current global pandemic and economic downfall - forewarned is forearmed!

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