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  • Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

  • A Brief History of Capitalism
  • By: Yanis Varoufakis
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis. Why is there so much inequality? In this short book, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his 11-year-old daughter Xenia's deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths, he explains what the economy is and why it has the power to shape our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brief, easy to assimilate, yet deals with the big questions of our societies.

  • By Andrew (Bunny) Warren on 08-11-17

Very easy to listen to and understand

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Reviewed: 06-11-18

A really interesting book and view of economics.

He makes the very complex, seem very simple.

  • The Secret Barrister

  • By: The Secret Barrister
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683

Welcome to the world of the Secret Barrister. These are the stories of life inside the courtroom. They are sometimes funny, often moving and ultimately life-changing. How can you defend a child abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone sentenced to ten years whom you believe to be innocent? What is the law, and why do we need it? And why do they wear those stupid wigs?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb dissection of the English legal system

  • By Kirstine on 06-06-18

Staggeringly insightful, beautifully written.

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Reviewed: 05-11-18

This book has been a great travelling companion.

The author has an almost sadistic, dry and dark sense of humour and writes from a position of relevant, current and first hand experience about the state of the Law.

I loved it. I will listen again - maybe this time with a dictionary, so that I can dissect some of his incredible use of the English language.

Thoroughly recommended.