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    A New World Begins

    The History of the French Revolution

    Narrated by Jeremy D. Popkin, Pete Cross ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 54 min

    The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society—even if, after more than two hundred years, they are more contested than ever before. In A New World Begins, Jeremy D. Popkin offers a riveting account of the revolution that puts the reader in the thick of the debates and the violence that led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of a new ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Why Politics Fails

    The Five Traps of the Modern World & How to Escape Them

    by Ben Ansell ...
    Narrated by Ben Ansell ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 32 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Why do the revolving doors of power always leave us disappointed? In Why Politics Fails, award-winning Oxford professor Ben Ansell shows that it's not the politicians that are the problem, it's that our collective goals result in five political 'traps'.Democracy: we all want a say in how we're governed, but it's impossible to have any true 'will of the people'. Equality: ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    A Promised Land

    by Barack Obama ...
    Narrated by Barack Obama ...

    Unabridged

    29 hours 10 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES AND AUDIBLE BESTSELLERA riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

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    How Democracies Die

    The International Bestseller: What History Reveals About Our Future

    Narrated by Fred Sanders ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 24 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, read by Fred Sanders.Two Harvard professors explain the dangerous world we face todayDemocracies can die with a coup d'état - or they can die slowly. This happens most deceptively when in piecemeal fashion, with the election of an authoritarian leader, the abuse of governmental power and the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

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    The Audacity of Hope

    Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

    by Barack Obama ...
    Narrated by Barack Obama ...

    Abridged

    6 hours 10 min

    In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics–a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    The Tyranny of Merit

    What's Become of the Common Good?

    Narrated by Michael J. Sandel ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 17 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favour of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the promise that "you can make it if you try". And the consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fuelled populist protest, with the triumph of Brexit ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Politics On the Edge

    The instant #1 Sunday Times bestseller from the host of hit podcast The Rest Is Politics

    by Rory Stewart ...
    Narrated by Rory Stewart ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 20 min

    **Brought to you by Penguin.From the former Conservative Cabinet minister and co-presenter of 2022's breakout hit podcast The Rest is Politics, a searing insider's account of ten extraordinary years in Parliament**Over the course of a decade from 2010, Rory Stewart went from being a political outsider to standing for prime minister - before being sacked from a Conservative Party that he had come ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    Going Infinite

    The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon

    by Michael Lewis ...
    Narrated by Michael Lewis ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 56 min

    **Brought to you by Penguin.'I asked him how much it would take for him to sell FTX and go do something other than make money. He thought the question over. "One hundred and fifty billion dollars," he finally said-though he added that he had use for "infinity dollars"...'**Sam Bankman-Fried wasn't just rich. Before he turned thirty he'd become the world's youngest billionaire, making a record ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    There Is Nothing For You Here

    Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century

    by Fiona Hill ...
    Narrated by Fiona Hill ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 35 min

    ""This book has a miraculous quality.... As a memoir this is hard to put down; if you are seeking a better American future you should pick it up.”—Timothy Snyder, New York Times best-selling author of On TyrannyINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | A celebrated foreign policy expert and key impeachment witness reveals how declining opportunity has set America on the grim path of modern Russia—and ... Read more

    $49.99 AUD

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    It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism

    Narrated by Bernie Sanders ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 59 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.'Bernie Sanders has changed US politics forever' Owen JonesIt's OK to be angry about capitalism. It's OK to want something better. Bernie Sanders takes on the 1% and speaks blunt truths about a system that is fuelled by uncontrolled greed, and rigged against ordinary people. Where a handful of oligarchs have never had it so good, with more money than they could spend in a ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Weapons of Math Destruction

    How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

    by Cathy O'Neil ...
    Narrated by Cathy O'Neil ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 23 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.In this New York Times bestseller, Cathy O'Neil, one of the first champions of algorithmic accountability, sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip apart our social fabric.We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a loan, how much we pay ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Hiding in Plain Sight

    The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America

    Narrated by Sarah Kendzior ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 31 min

    **New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior documents the truth about the calculated rise to power of Donald Trump since the 1980s and how the erosion of our liberties made an American demagogue possible.This program is read by the author.**The story of Donald Trump’s rise to power is the story of a buried American history – buried because people in power liked it that way. It was visible ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

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    The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism

    by Martin Wolf ...
    Narrated by John Lee ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 16 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Liberal democracy is in recession and authoritarianism is on the rise. The ties that ought to bind open markets to free and fair elections are being strained and spurned, even in democracy's notional heartlands. Around the world, powerful voices argue that capitalism is better without democracy; others that democracy is better without capitalism. This book is a forceful ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Adults In The Room

    My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment

    Narrated by Leighton Pugh ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 14 min

    Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Adults in the Room by Yanis Varoufakis.*** 'One of the greatest political memoirs of all time' (Guardian) ***What happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    On Tyranny

    Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    Narrated by Timothy Snyder ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 45 min

    Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, written and read by Timothy Snyder.History does not repeat, but it does instruct.In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    My Seditious Heart

    by Arundhati Roy ...
    Narrated by Tania Rodrigues ...

    Unabridged

    36 hours 16 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of My Seditious Heart by Arundhati Roy, read by Tania Rodrigues.My Seditious Heart collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment. Taken together, the essays speak in a uniquely spirited voice, marked by ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

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    Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America

    Narrated by Maggie Haberman ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 36 min

    *THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**A Financial Times Book of the Year**Economist Book of the Year*‘A political epic’ – Guardian‘This is the book Trump fears most.’ – AxiosFew journalists have covered Donald Trump more extensively than Maggie Haberman. And few better understand the polarizing 45th president or his motivations. In this astonishing, illuminating book,... ... Read more

    $52.99 AUD

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    But What Can I Do?

    Why Politics Has Gone So Wrong, and How You Can Help Fix It

    Narrated by Alastair Campbell ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 29 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.'Your country needs you. Your world needs you. Your time is now.'Our politics is a mess. We have leaders who can't or shouldn't be allowed to lead. We endure governments that lie, and seek to undermine our democratic values. And we are confronted with policies that serve the interests of the privileged few. It's no surprise that so many of us feel frustrated, let down and ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The Plot to Destroy Democracy

    How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West

    by Malcolm Nance ...
    Narrated by Peter Ganim ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 36 min

    A provocative, comprehensive analysis of Vladimir Putin and Russia's master plan to destroy democracy in the age of Donald Trump.In the greatest intelligence operation in the history of the world, Donald Trump was made President of the United States with the assistance of a foreign power. For the first time, The Plot to Destroy Democracy reveals the dramatic story of how blackmail, espionage, ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

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    Democracy Matters

    by Cornel West ...
    Narrated by Cornel West ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 16 min

    **“Uncompromising and unconventional . . . Cornel West is an eloquent prophet with attitude.” — Newsweek“"A timely analysis about the current state of democratic systems in America." — The Boston Globe**In Democracy Matters, Cornel West argues that if America is to become a better steward of democratization around the world, we must first wake up to the long history of corruption that has plagued ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

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    American Exceptionalism and American Innocence

    A People's History of Fake News–from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror

    Unabridged

    12 hours 38 min

    Did the U.S. really “save the world” in World War II? Should black athletes stop protesting and show more gratitude for what America has done for them? Are wars fought to spread freedom and democracy? Or is this all fake news?American Exceptionalism and American Innocence examines the stories we’re told that lead us to think that the U.S. is a force for good in the world, regardless of slavery, ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    How to Stand Up to a Dictator

    Radio 4 Book of the Week

    by Maria Ressa ...
    Narrated by Maria Ressa ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 13 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.WINNER of the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 and the UNESCO Press Freedom Award 2021What will you sacrifice for the truth?Maria Ressa has spent decades speaking truth to power. But her work tracking disinformation networks seeded by her own government, spreading lies to its own citizens laced with anger and hate, has landed her in trouble with the most powerful man in the country ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Left Out

    The Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn

    Unabridged

    15 hours 47 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Left Out is the first full account of Labour's recent transformation and historic defeat.*The 2017 parliament began with Labour on the precipice of power, and its left-*most fringe - for so long alienated within its own party - closer to government than it had ever been. It ended with them even farther away than they started.From the peak of Jeremy Corbyn's popularity and ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    National Populism

    The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy

    Series series Pelican Books

    Unabridged

    8 hours 5 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy, A Pelican Book, written by Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin and read by Matthew Goodwin.A crucial new guide to one of the most urgent political phenomena of our time: the rise of national populismAcross the West, there is a rising tide of people who feel excluded, alienated from mainstream politics, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD