The Great Disruption

  • by Paul Gilding
  • Narrated by Antony Ferguson
  • 11 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From author Paul Gilding comes an unflinching look at the challenges we face as a global climate crisis approaches - and the unique opportunities this crisis presents for moving toward an ethic of sustainability.


What the Critics Say

"Though Gilding's prose is plain and his sustainability message is unapologetically advocative, he backs up his arguments with plenty of facts and avenues for [listeners] to pursue." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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His solution is standardized world laws

Paul and I want the same things: More responsible use of our resources. But Paul seems to want us to be in compliance with standardized world laws. He never used the phrase New World Order, but it sure sounds like it to me.

I, on the other hand, would rather employ freedom and personal responsibility. After all, where would we go if we found standardized world laws oppressive?

It seemed that he said the same thing over and over. Maybe this is because I already understand the problems he is addressing. It could be cut way down, I think.

One last thing… The reader pronounces “nuclear” as “nuke - u - lar” which hurts credibility.
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- Craig "Craig Vetter, Designer"

Great insights lacking acceptance of human nature

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would attempt to bring the factual in line with a worldview that is accepting of human nature and our lack of foresight.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The narrator was excellent and seemed genuine.

What about Antony Ferguson’s performance did you like?

I felt like he was the writer and was very taken in by his performance.

Did The Great Disruption inspire you to do anything?

Not really. I feel like it laid a foundation for understanding the climate crisis and will lead to something I will do in the future.

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- Steve L

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-24-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio