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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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    Technofeudalism

    What Killed Capitalism

    Narrated by Yanis Varoufakis ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 39 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.*A GUARDIAN BEST FORTHCOMING BOOK OF 2023*The #1 bestselling economist opens our eyes to the new power that is reshaping our lives and the world.No one noticed when capitalism was ... replaced.Perhaps we were too distracted by the pandemic, or the endless financial crises, or the rise of TikTok. But under cover of them all, a new and more exploitative system has been ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    The 48 Laws of Power

    by Robert Greene ...
    Narrated by Don Leslie ...

    Abridged

    9 hours 53 min

    Cunning, instructive, and amoral, this controversial bestseller distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. Law 1: Never Outshine the Master. Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions. Law 7: Get Others to Do the Work for You, but Always Take the Credit. Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally. Law 33: Discover Each Man's Thumbscrew. These are the laws of power in their unvarnished ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    'Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 41 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The audiobook edition of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, read by Derek Perkins.**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do abo... ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    The 48 Laws of Power

    by Robert Greene ...
    Narrated by Richard Poe ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 6 min

    Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control-from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed "beguiling" and "fascinating," Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    The Uninhabitable Earth

    A Story of the Future

    Narrated by David Wallace-Wells ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 33 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.It is worse, much worse, than you think.The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn't happening at all, and if your anxiety about it is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today.Over the past decades, the term ... Read more

    $21.99 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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    The Origins of Totalitarianism

    by Hannah Arendt ...
    Narrated by Wanda McCaddon ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 24 min

    A recognized classic and definitive account of its subject, The Origins of Totalitarianism traces the emergence of modern racism as an "ideological weapon for imperialism," begining with the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe in the nineteenth century and continuing through the New Imperialism period from 1884 to World War I.In her analysis of the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

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    The Prince

    Narrated by Simon Callow ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 35 min

    **Brought to you by Penguin.This Penguin Classic is performed by Simon Callow, actor and director, known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, and the BBC adaptation of A Christmas Carol.**As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    The Anarchist Handbook

    Narrated by Michael Malice and Others ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 29 min

    Anarchism has been both a vision of a peaceful, cooperative society—and an ideology of revolutionary terror. Since the term itself—anarchism—is a negation, there is a great deal of disagreement on what the positive alternative would look like. The black flag comes in many colors.The Anarchist Handbook is an opportunity for all these many varied voices to speak for themselves, from across the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

    by Walter Rodney ...
    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 21 min

    The classic work of political, economic, and historical analysis, powerfully introduced by Angela Davis. In his short life, the Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the leading thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution, leading movements in North America, South America, the African continent, and the Caribbean. In each locale, Rodney found himself a lightning rod for ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Transgender Issue

    An Argument for Justice

    by Shon Faye ...
    Narrated by Shon Faye ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 57 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Trans people in Britain today have become a culture war 'issue'. Despite making up less than one per cent of the country's population, they are the subjects of a toxic and increasingly polarized 'debate' which generates reliable controversy for newspapers and talk shows. This media frenzy conceals a simple fact: that we are having the wrong conversation, a conversation in ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    The New Map

    Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations

    by Daniel Yergin ...
    Narrated by Robert Petkoff ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 48 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Prize and The Quest reveals how climate battles and energy revolutions are mapping our futureA new type of Cold War is emerging between China and the West. . The global order is being simultaneously shaken by climate change and the shale revolution in oil and gas - and now by the coronavirus. Controversial fracking technology has ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    Appeasing Hitler

    Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War

    by Tim Bouverie ...
    Narrated by John Sessions ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 4 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Appeasing Hitler by Tim Bouverie, read by John Sessions.'Appeasing Hitler is an astonishingly accomplished debut. Bouverie writes with a wonderful clarity and we will no doubt hear a lot more of his voice in future'ANTONY BEEVOROn a wet afternoon in September 1938, Neville Chamberlain stepped off an aeroplane and announced that his visit to Hitler had ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    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

    Strongmen

    How They Rise, Why They Succeed, How They Fall

    Narrated by Chloe Cannon ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 42 min

    Ours is the age of the strongman. Russia, India, Turkey and America are ruled by men who, as they have risen to the top, have reshaped their countries around them, creating cults of personality which earn the loyalty of millions. And as they do so, they draw on a playbook of behaviour established by figures such as Benito Mussolini, Muammar Gaddafi and Adolf Hitler.Here, political historian Ruth ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    Donald Trump v. The United States

    Inside the Struggle to Stop a President

    Narrated by Michael S. Schmidt ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 57 min

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With unparalleled reporting, a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter chronicles the clash between a president and the officials of his own government who tried to stop him.“A meticulously reported volume that clearly benefits from the author’s extraordinary access . . . [a] startling dissection of the Trump presidency.”—The New York Times**Donald Trump v. The ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Capitalism

    The Unknown Ideal

    Unabridged

    14 hours 16 min

    The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world’s collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. In her series of essays, she presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    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

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    The Big Con

    How the Consulting Industry Weakens our Businesses, Infantilizes our Governments and Warps our Economies

    Unabridged

    8 hours 56 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.There is an entrenched relationship between the consulting industry and the way business and government are managed today which must change. Mariana Mazzucato and Rosie Collington show that our economies' reliance on companies such as McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and EY stunts innovation, obfuscates corporate and political ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Free

    Coming of Age at the End of History

    by Lea Ypi ...
    Narrated by Lea Ypi, Rachel Bavidge ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 8 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Shortlisted for the 2021 Baillie Gifford prize and the 2021 Costa Biography Award.Lea Ypi grew up in one of the most isolated countries on earth, a place where communist ideals had officially replaced religion. Albania, the last Stalinist outpost in Europe, was almost impossible to visit, almost impossible to leave. It was a place of queuing and scarcity, of political ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Has Populism Won?

    The War on Liberal Democracy

    Narrated by Carmel Amit ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 27 min

    Has populism won? Two experts show us how and why this disturbing global political trend has taken root and what it will take to turn the tideFrom Trump’s America to Putin’s Russia, and from Poland to the Philippines, rapid change and rising inequality have fueled a retreat into tribalist nationalism fed by a fear of being left behind. Populist leaders tap into this fear, with empty promises of ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution

    'as good as journalism gets'

    Narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 54 min

    From 2010 to 2020, more people took part in protests than at any other point in human history. Why has success been so elusive?From the so-called Arab Spring to Gezi Park in Turkey, from Ukraine's Euromaidan to student rebellions in Chile and Hong Kong, the second decade of the twenty-first century was propelled by explosive mass demonstrations. But few people got what they wanted. In too many ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Who's Afraid of Gender?

    by Judith Butler ...
    Narrated by Judith Butler ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 47 min

    **Brought to you by Penguin.From a global icon, a bold, essential account of how a fear of gender is fuelling reactionary politics around the world**Judith Butler, the ground-breaking philosopher whose influential work has redefined how we think about gender and sexuality, confronts the attacks on gender that have become central to right-wing movements today. Global networks have formed "anti ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD