Human Action

  • by Ludwig von Mises
  • Narrated by Bernard Mayes
  • 42 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ludwig von Mises is to economics what Albert Einstein is to physics. Human Action is his greatest work: a systematic study that covers every major topic in the science of economics. It is also one of the most convincing indictments of socialism and statism ever penned. When it first appeared in 1949, it ignited an eruption of critical acclaim.
Rose Wilder Lane wrote, “I think Human Action is unquestionably the most powerful product of the human mind in our time, and I believe it will change human life for the better during the coming centuries as profoundly as Marxism has changed all of our lives for the worse in this century.” Henry Hazlitt wrote, “It should become the leading text of anyone who believes in freedom, in individualism, and in a free market economy.” This book is a universally recognized classic in the field of modern economics.


What the Critics Say

“Every now and then a book comes along that both sums up and extends the collected wisdom of some science. Human Action, by Ludwig von Mises, was such a book. Fifty years after it first came out, it is still one of the classics of economics...[and] still speak[s] to the vital debates of the day.” (Investor's Business Daily)
Human Action says it all. In this towering masterwork, Mises makes the case for limited government and a free society, pointing out the inseparability between freedom and free enterprise—that you can't have one without the other.” (William H. Peterson, adjunct scholar, Heritage Foundation)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Intense, requires focus.

If I can manage to concentrate when listening to the content of this book, it is very enliightning. It is not a good title for the daily commute however. If I cannot follow along with each and every sentance, like when a car cuts me off and I suffer a Terrets siezure, I find that I am hopelessly lost and have to start the section over.
If I can manage to follow along, I think its great. IF...that is.
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- Bob

Couldn't follow it

I couldn't get thru the first chapter. Von Mises can be hard for a layman to follow anyway, but the added distraction of a reader with British accent made it impossible for a country boy from South Carolina.
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- george

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-27-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.