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    Consequences of Capitalism

    Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance

    Narrated by Donald Corren ...


    14 hours 10 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.An essential primer on capitalism, politics and how the world works, based on the hugely popular undergraduate lecture series 'What is Politics?'Is there an alternative to capitalism? In this landmark text Chomsky and Waterstone chart a critical map for a more just and sustainable society.'Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The End of Policing

    Narrated by Michael Butler Murray ...


    8 hours 17 min

    Recent years have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression. Among activists, journalists, and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. Unfortunately, these reforms will not produce results, either alone or in combination. The core of the problem must be addressed: ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Genetic Lottery

    Why DNA Matters for Social Equality

    Narrated by Katherine Fenton ...


    10 hours 4 min

    This audiobook narrated by Katherine Fenton makes a provocative and timely case for how the science of genetics can help create a more just and equal societyIn recent years, scientists like Kathryn Paige Harden have shown that DNA makes us different, in our personalities and in our health—and in ways that matter for educational and economic success in our current society.In The Genetic Lottery, ... Read more

    $44.85 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dying of Whiteness

    How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland

    Narrated by Jamie Renell ...


    9 hours 42 min

    A physician reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences -- even for the white voters they promise to helpNamed one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Esquire and the Boston GlobeIn the era of Donald Trump, many lower- and middle-class white Americans are drawn to politicians who pledge to make their lives great again. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the policies that ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    This Is the Fire

    What I Say to My Friends About Racism

    by Don Lemon ...
    Narrated by Don Lemon ...


    4 hours 30 min

    Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today’s most urgent question: How can we end racism in America in our lifetimes?The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever. As America’s only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon and his daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures of the Trump administration and of so many of our ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    On the Clock

    What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane

    Narrated by Christine Lakin ...


    12 hours 6 min

    "Nickel and Dimed for the Amazon age," (Salon) the bitingly funny, eye-opening story of finding work in the automated and time-starved world of hourly low-wage laborAfter the local newspaper where she worked as a reporter closed, Emily Guendelsberger took a pre-Christmas job at an Amazon fulfillment center outside Louisville, Kentucky. There, the vending machines were stocked with painkillers, and ... Read more

    $37.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Un México posible

    Una visión disruptiva para transformar a México


    4 hours 42 min

    Una perspectiva de cambio para que nos convirtamos en el país que deseamos, capaz de transitar por el siglo XXI con una visión incluyente, eficaz y entusiasta. México está lleno de gente talentosa y capaz, y posee un vibrante espíritu emprendedor. Sin embargo, el modelo actual de desarrollo no responde a las nuevas circunstancias y paradigmas de las economías basadas en el conocimiento y la ... Read more

    $38.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    American Fix

    Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis - and How to End It

    by Ryan Hampton ...
    Narrated by Ryan Hampton ...


    8 hours 42 min

    Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Millions of Americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue. Where is the solution? Where is the hope? Where's the outrage?Ryan Hampton is a young man who has made addiction and recovery reform ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Peculiar Indifference

    The Neglected Toll of Violence on Black America

    Narrated by Sean Patrick Hopkins ...


    6 hours 47 min

    From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a devastating exploration of the racial disparities in violent death and injury in America and a blueprint for ending this fundamental social injusticeAbout 170,000 black Americans have died in homicides just since the year 2000. Violence takes more years of life from black men than cancer, stroke, and diabetes combined; a young black man in the United States has a ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Crowded Land of Liberty

    Solving America’s Immigration Crisis

    Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach ...


    4 hours 22 min

    The number of legal immigrants accelerated in the 1990s to an average of more than a million a year. That was up from just over 300,000 a year in the 1960s and 600,000 a year by the 1980s. When the number of illegal immigrants is added to this, the total inflow during the 1990s was approximately 12 million. That compares with 500,000 in the 1930s.Crowded Land of Liberty examines how this developed ... Read more

    $17.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The liberal case for national reconciliation

    by Andrew Bragg ...
    Narrated by Andrew Bragg ...


    7 hours

    Buraadja: The liberal case for national reconciliationAndrew Bragg“Bragg is up for ... a fight for a more just Australia” -- STAN GRANT“ an insightful look at the past and ... the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead” -- KEN WYATTYESTERDAYBuraadja provides a powerful account of the Liberal Party’s approach to Indigenous affairs. The party’s record of successes and failures is frankly ... Read more

    $28.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Summary of Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws of Power

    by Falcon Press ...
    Narrated by Brian Smith ...


    30 min

    Summary of Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws of Power is a self-help book offering advice on how to gain and maintain power, using lessons drawn from parables and the experiences of historical figures.Power depends on the relationship between a person and those he or she seeks to control. ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Hospital

    Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town

    Narrated by Nick Landrum ...


    14 hours 51 min

    An intimate, heart wrenching portrait of one small hospital that reveals the magnitude of America’s health care crises.“With his signature gut-punching prose, Alexander breaks our hearts as he opens our eyes to America’s deep-rooted sickness and despair by immersing us in the lives of a small town hospital and the people it serves. “ —Beth Macy, bestselling author of DopesickBy following the ... Read more

    $39.59 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Rethinking Incarceration

    Advocating for Justice That Restores

    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...


    7 hours 16 min

    The United States has 5 percent of the world's population but 25 percent of the world's incarcerated. We have more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. There are more jails and prisons than degree-granting colleges and universities, and in many places more people live behind bars than on college campuses. Mass incarceration ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Black Belt Patriotism

    How to Reawaken America

    by Chuck Norris ...
    Narrated by Alan Sklar ...


    6 hours 21 min

    Martial arts master, actor, and political activist-there is no job Chuck Norris can't do. Now the original tough guy is at it again, stepping back into the role of bestselling author with his new book. In Black Belt Patriotism, Norris takes no prisoners in his assessment of American culture, tackling everything from family values to national security. More than a cultural critique of what's wrong ... Read more

    $25.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

    by Cory Booker ...
    Narrated by Cory Booker ...


    9 hours

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • United States Senator Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward a brighter future.Raised in northern New Jersey, Cory Booker went to Stanford University on a football scholarship, accepted a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, then studied at Yale Law School. Graduating from Yale, his options ... Read more

    $26.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fractured: Why our societies are coming apart and how we put them back together again

    by Jon Yates ...
    Narrated by Sid Sagar ...


    10 hours 8 min

    How did we become so divided and what do we do about it?‘Analytically incisive yet infectiously optimistic, Fractured expertly diagnoses the deepest divisions in our society and provides an urgent manifesto for collective healing.’ David Lammy MPThis landmark book tackles a deceptively simple idea: the more we spend time with people unlike ourselves, doing things together, the more understanding, ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Life's a Campaign

    What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success

    Narrated by Chris Matthews ...


    4 hours 21 min

    Chris Matthews is like no other TV interviewer. Life’s a Campaign is like no other book on success.Famous for demanding the truth from his Hardball guests, Chris Matthews now reveals what the people running this country rarely confess: the secrets of how they got to the top. Here is the first book on power with insight snatched from those who wield it. Life’s a Campaign exposes the tactics, tricks ... Read more

    $20.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Fruit of All My Grief

    Lives in the Shadows of the American Dream

    Narrated by Danny Campbell ...


    7 hours 58 min

    Real-life stories of Americans living on the edge of survival, outside the bright lights of the media. Award-winning journalist J. Malcolm Garcia's essays highlight the struggle, survival, and endurance of average people affected by the injustices of America's remorseless mammoth institutions and public indifference. They include families and small businesses still recovering from the BP Oil Spill ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ten Lives, Ten Demands

    Life-and-Death Stories, and a Black Activist's Blueprint for Racial Justice

    by Solomon Jones ...
    Narrated by Landon Woodson ...


    6 hours 33 min

    Told through the powerful stories of Black lives that were ravaged by racism, this manifesto holds 10 demands to rectify racial injusticeTold through his perspective as an activist, acclaimed commentator Solomon Jones tells the stories of real people whose lives and deaths pushed the Black Lives Matter movement forward. He explains how each act of violence was incited by specific instances of ... Read more

    $35.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial


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    The Solution Revolution

    How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society’s Toughest Problems

    Narrated by Rick Adamson ...


    8 hours 41 min

    World hunger. Climate change. Crumbling infrastructure. It’s clear that in today’s era of fiscal constraints and political gridlock the government alone can no longer tackle these and other towering social problems. What’s required is a new, more collaborative and productive economic system. The Solution Revolution brings hope-revealing a new economy where players from across the spectrum of ... Read more

    $34.55 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Truth About Obamacare

    Narrated by Kevin Foley ...


    5 hours 32 min

    In The Truth About Obamacare, Sally C. Pipes-president of the Pacific Research Institute and an acknowledged expert on health care reform-reveals what Democrats in Congress and President Barack Obama don't want you to know: Obamacare is even worse than most critics suspect. Debunking the myths that the current administration has touted, Pipes shows exactly what the new health care law will mean ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Summary of Don Lemon’s This Is the Fire

    by Falcon Press ...
    Narrated by Glenn Argenti ...


    12 min

    Buy now to get the key takeaways from Don Lemon’s This Is the Fire.Sample Key Takeaways:Throughout history, Black people have been marginalized, treated as slaves, and stripped of their most basic rights.The fight for Black people’s rights takes the form of a cycle that consists of five stages: weeping, rage, blame, promises, and complacency. ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Not a Crime to Be Poor

    The Criminalization of Poverty in America

    by Peter Edelman ...
    Narrated by Eric G. Dove ...


    7 hours 31 min

    In addition to exposing racially biased policing, the Justice Department's Ferguson Report exposed to the world a system of fines and fees levied for minor crimes in Ferguson, Missouri, that, when they proved too expensive for Ferguson's largely poor, African American population, resulted in jail sentences for thousands of people.As former staffer to Robert F. Kennedy and current Georgetown law ... Read more

    $22.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial