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Economic History Audiobooks

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    Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

    A Brief History of Capitalism

    Narrated by Leighton Pugh ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 50 min

    Random House presents the audio edition of **Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis, read by Leighton Pugh.Why is there so much inequality?** In this short book, world famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his daughter Xenia’s deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths – from Oedipus and Faust to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

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    Debt - Updated and Expanded

    The First 5,000 Years

    by David Graeber ...
    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 48 min

    Now in audio, the updated and expanded edition : David Graeber's “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, ... Read more

    $65.99 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

  • Audiobook

    Courage Is Calling

    A Book About Bravery

    by Ryan Holiday ...
    Narrated by Ryan Holiday ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 5 min

    Fortune favours the bold. All great leaders of history have known this, and were successful because of the risks they dared to take. But today so many of us are paralysed by fear.Drawing on ancient Stoic wisdom and examples across history and around the world, Ryan Holiday shows why courage is so important, and how to cultivate it in our own lives. Courage is not simply physical bravery but also ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    Why Nations Fail

    The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

    Narrated by Dan Woren ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 55 min

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are?Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Capital and Ideology

    Narrated by Rick Adamson ...

    Unabridged

    48 hours 57 min

    The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic systemThomas Piketty’s bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD

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    The Big Short

    Inside the Doomsday Machine

    by Michael Lewis ...
    Narrated by Michael Lewis, Jesse Boggs ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 27 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Big Short by Michael Lewis, read by Jesse Boggs and the author.'We fed the monster until it blew up ...'While Wall Street was busy creating the biggest credit bubble of all time, a few renegade investors saw it was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a fortune.From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, this ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    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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    Moneyland

    Why Thieves And Crooks Now Rule The World And How To Take It Back

    Narrated by Oliver Bullough ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 36 min

    An Economist Politics and Current Affairs book of the year.Once upon a time, if an official stole money, there wasn't much he could do with it. He could buy himself a new car or build himself a nice house or give it to his friends and family, but that was about it. If he kept stealing, the money would just pile up in his house until he had no rooms left to put it in, or it was eaten by mice. And ... Read more

    $27.99 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

  • Audiobook

    The Square and the Tower

    Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power

    Narrated by John Sackville ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 5 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Square and the Tower by Niall Ferguson, read by John Sackville.Most history is hierarchical: it's about popes, presidents, and prime ministers. But what if that's simply because they create the historical archives? What if we are missing equally powerful but less visible networks - leaving them to the conspiracy theorists, with their dreams of all ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Material World

    A Substantial Story of Our Past and Future

    by Ed Conway ...
    Narrated by Ed Conway ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 11 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Sand, salt, iron, copper, oil and lithium. They built our world, and they will transform our future.These are the six most crucial substances in human history. They took us from the Dark Ages to the present day. They power our computers and phones, build our homes and offices, and create life-saving medicines. But most of us take them completely for granted.In Material ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    A Brief History of Equality

    Narrated by Fred Sanders ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 44 min

    The world’s leading economist of inequality presents a short but sweeping and surprisingly optimistic history of human progress toward equality despite crises, disasters, and backsliding, a perfect introduction to the ideas developed in his monumental earlier books.It is easy to be pessimistic about inequality. We know it has increased dramatically in many parts of the world over the past two ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    These are the Plunderers

    How Private Equity Runs—and Wrecks—America

    Unabridged

    11 hours 53 min

    A Wall Street Journal BestsellerPulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times bestselling financial journalist Gretchen Morgenson and financial policy analyst Joshua Rosner investigate the insidious world of private equity in this “masterpiece of investigative journalism” (Christopher Leonard, bestselling author of Kochland)—revealing how it puts our entire economy and us at risk.Much has been written ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Blood in the Machine

    The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech

    Narrated by Eric Jason Martin ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 34 min

    Longlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the YearThe "rich and gripping" true story of the first time machines came for human jobs—and how the Luddite uprising explains the power, threat, and toll of big tech and AI today (Naomi Klein)The most urgent story in modern tech begins not in Silicon Valley but two hundred years ago in rural England, when workers known as the Luddites rose up ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Essential Enlightenment, The (Essential Scholars)

    Series Audiobook 13 - Essential Scholars

    Unabridged

    2 hours 34 min

    The political ideas that fully came together under the name “liberal” in the early nineteenth century—the ideas we often now refer to as “classical liberalism”—emerged out of major debates and developments from the late 1600s to the late 1700s, part of the broad European intellectual movement of that era that came to be known as “the Enlightenment.”This volume shows how the Enlightenment and the ... Read more

    Free

  • Audiobook

    Vienna

    How the City of Ideas Created the Modern World

    Narrated by Gareth Richards ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 49 min

    How can one European capital be responsible for most of the West's intellectual and cultural achievements in the twentieth century? Viennese ideas saturate the modern world. From California architecture to Hollywood Westerns, modern advertising to shopping malls, orgasms to gender confirmation surgery, nuclear fission to fitted kitchens-every aspect of our history, science, and culture is in some ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The Lords of Easy Money

    How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy

    Narrated by Jacques Roy ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 19 min

    The New York Times bestseller from business journalist Christopher Leonard infiltrates one of America’s most mysterious institutions—the Federal Reserve—to show how its policies spearheaded by Chairman Jerome Powell over the past ten years have accelerated income inequality and put our country’s economic stability at risk.If you asked most people what forces led to today’s unprecedented income ... Read more

    $38.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The Wealth of Nations

    by Adam Smith ...
    Narrated by Gildart Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    36 hours 44 min

    The foundation for all modern economic thought and political economy, The Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Scottish economist Adam Smith, who introduces the world to the very idea of economics and capitalism in the modern sense of the words. Smith details his argument in five books:Book I. Of the Causes of Improvement in the Productive Power of LabourBook II. Of the Nature, Accumulation, ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Essential Joseph Schumpeter, The (Essential Scholars)

    Series Audiobook 5 - Essential Scholars

    Unabridged

    1 hour 47 min

    Joseph Schumpeter is one of the most accomplished economists of the twentieth century. Included among his many contributions is his path-breaking work on entrepreneurship—one of the quintessential characteristics of all market economies.His timeless phrase describing the entrepreneurial process as one of “creative destruction” is likely second only to Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” in its daily use ... Read more

    Free

  • Audiobook

    Manias, Panics, and Crashes

    A History of Financial Crises

    Unabridged

    19 hours 25 min

    Manias, Panics and Crashes , is a scholarly and entertaining account of the way that mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering such topics as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book has been hailed as 'a true classic...both timely and timeless.' This seventh edition of an investment classic ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Los paranoicos se salvan

    Consejos para afrontar la crisis que trajo la pandemia

    Narrated by Carlos Torres ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 48 min

    Consejos esenciales para superar la crisis económica causada por el coronavirus.A lo largo de su carrera profesional, Mario Borghino ha enseñado a los ejecutivos y emprendedores a enfrentar los cambios y a tomar decisiones con cierto nivel de incertidumbre, teniendo en cuenta que un plan B siempre es necesario por si falla el original. Pero esta vez, tras la aparición del virus conocido como SARS ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The History of the Standard Oil Company, Vol. 2

    Narrated by Tom Weiss ...
    Series Audiobook 2 - The History of the Standard Oil Company

    Unabridged

    9 hours 48 min

    The History of the Standard Oil Company is a book written by journalist Ida Tarbell in 1904. It was an exposé of the Standard Oil Company, run at that time by oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller the richest figure in America's history. Originally serialized in 19 parts in McClure's magazine, the book was a seminal example of muckraking, and inspired many other journalists to write about trusts, large ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    Slouching Towards Utopia

    An Economic History of the Twentieth Century

    by Brad de Long ...
    Narrated by Allan Aquino ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 12 min

    From one of the world's leading economists, a sweeping new history of the twentieth century - a century that left us vastly richer, yet still profoundly dissatisfied.Before 1870, most people lived in dire poverty, the benefits of the slow crawl of invention continually offset by a growing population. Then came a great shift: invention sprinted forward, doubling our technological capabilities each ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD