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    • The Undercover Economist

    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    Ever wondered why the gap between rich and poor nations is so great, or why it's so difficult getting a foot on the property ladder, or how to outwit Starbucks? This audiobook offers the hidden story behind these and other questions, as economist Tim Harford reveals how supermarkets, airlines, and coffee chains, to name just a few, are vacuuming money from our wallets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Feakonomics - more in depth

    • By Roy on 19-06-09

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Adapt

    • Why Success Always Starts with Failure
    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Everything we know about solving the world’s problems is wrong. Out: Plans, experts and above all, leaders. In: Adapting - improvise rather than plan; fail, learn, and try again. In this groundbreaking new book, Tim Harford shows how the world’s most complex and important problems - including terrorism, climate change, poverty, innovation, and the financial crisis - can only be solved from the bottom up by rapid experimenting and adapting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A rising star

    • By Judy Corstjens on 23-07-11
    • Why Success Always Starts with Failure
    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 164 ratings

    Regular price: £15.98

    • Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy

    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    The world economy defies comprehension. A continuously changing system of immense complexity, it offers over 10 billion distinct products and services, doubles in size every 15 years, and links almost every one of the planet's seven billion people. How can we make sense of this bewildering system on which our lives depend? From the tally stick to Bitcoin, the canal lock to the jumbo jet, each invention in Tim Harford's fascinating new book has its own curious, surprising and memorable story, a vignette against a grand backdrop.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mainly fascinating

    • By Caroline on 14-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Messy

    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    The urge to be tidy seems to be rooted deep in the human psyche. Many of us feel threatened by anything that is vague, unplanned, scattered around or hard to describe. We find comfort in having a script to rely on, a system to follow, in being able to categorise and file away. We all benefit from tidy organisation - up to a point. A large library needs a reference system. Global trade needs the shipping container. Scientific collaboration needs measurement units. But the forces of tidiness have marched too far.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book.....lose the terrible accents

    • By John on 20-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Tim Harford

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Tim Harford, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Tim Harford, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Tim Harford joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios for an exclusive interview. His latest book, Messy, may just make us all feel better when we have a messy desk at work!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good interview

    • By Richard on 20-11-18

    Regular price: £0.00