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Poverty Safari

Narrated by: Darren McGarvey
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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Summary

The Sunday Times top 10 best seller.

Winner of the Orwell Prize 2018.

Darren McGarvey has experienced poverty and its devastating effects firsthand. He knows why people from deprived communities all around Britain feel angry and unheard. And he wants to explain.... 

So he invites you to come on a safari of sorts. But not the kind where the wildlife is surveyed from a safe distance. This audiobook takes you inside the experience of poverty to show how the pressures really feel and how hard their legacy is to overcome. 

Arguing that both the political left and right misunderstand poverty as it is actually lived, McGarvey sets out what everybody - including himself - could do to change things. Razor-sharp, fearless and brutally honest, Poverty Safari is an unforgettable insight into modern Britain.

©2017 Darren McGarvey (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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On the live launch of this book, I witnessed Darren Loki McGarvey raise the bar for what an MC from Glasgow can do by bringing people from many walks of life and backgrounds together in one room, and both educating and entertaining them (edutainment, if you will). It was completely gripping, and I don't think I'd experienced anything like it. It felt like I was observing the birth of a movement. If you get a chance, go see the next iteration of the show, currently running at the Edinburgh Fringe, and if you haven't done so yet, do yourself a favour and buy the book or this audible version. Quite simply, it's an important work for these times.

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Stunning. Essential reading.

This is an incredible piece of work. I can't think that I've heard anything like it before. It has helped me understand my own and my family's pain and addictions. It's given me hope not only for reconciliation with them but for society as a whole. Absolutely worth getting on audio as Darren's narration is excellent.

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superb

A superb listen. recommending this to all my right wing and left wing friends. Hope it's the first of many.

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Brilliant sometimes painful listen

Brilliant, insightful and challenging. Has left me questioning my own values and assumptions about poverty. Have no doubt I will revisit. Had tried to read hard copy version but visual problems made that difficult so this audio version very welcome.

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Important, and highly entertaining

Just jump in, Darren Mcgarvey will take you with him on the journey he's been on. Hugely insightful and pretty funny.

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Brutally honest yet searingly intelligent

An incredible story of poverty and abuse and yet full of intelligent analysis and hope. Terrific narration by the author. My favourite book this year.

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Brilliant and powerful

Loki’s perspective and voice are invaluable in our society. He is wise, funny, and reflective, and we could all learn something from his experiences, which are articulated so clearly in this book.

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Great audio book

Best book that I've listened to this year. l look forward to Darren McGarvey's next book.

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great read

the book was great and was very well narrated 10 out of 10 for me

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Great book

Loved it. He's makes more sense than most politicians and political commentators out there. Narration is brilliant too.

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