United Kingdom
  • 1
  • review
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 2
  • ratings
  • The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

  • By: Tim Harford
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart, Gavin Osborn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

A million listeners bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this large-scale economic world really work? What would happen if we cancelled everyone's debt? How do you create a job? Will the BRIC countries take over the world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect book for that business flight

  • By Alistair Kelman on 29-08-13

Er, just an overview of macroeconomic basics then

2 out of 5 stars
2 out of 5 stars
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If it matched up to it's billing. Yes, there are some interesting examples to support his explaining of basic concepts but how, in any way, is this "striking back"?

What could Tim Harford have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Perhaps got rid of the idiotic "listener" who accompanies you on this audio trip to forget, he pipes up with gut churningly unfunny responses to the laboured content.

Would you be willing to try another one of Cameron Stewart and Gavin Osborne ’s performances?

Performance was fine, content was the problem.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

Did you lose much money during the crisis Tim? This seems like one you've rolled out with little effort to milk the 'Undercover Economist' name and pay the bills.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful