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Where does The Great Persuasion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I found this book far more compelling than 'Keynes Hayek', which has a similar theme. I'm broadly familiar with Hayek and Friedman, yet I had never heard of the Mont Pelerin Society - a group founded by Hayek whose members went on to win eight Nobel Prizes. Hearing this story revealed huge gaps of knowledge and filled them in nicely. Among the most important parts was the extent to which 'classical liberals' in the 19th Century were not trying to bring laissez-faire capitalism; they broadly understood it has failed and sought to transcend it, accepting key elements of the welfare state. The chapter on Hayek fighting his own followers - ardent supporters of laissez faire - is even hilarious.
Have you listened to any of Derek Shetterly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Narrator was clear - clear and direct. He doesn't imitate voices or do anything special, but he's a solid narrator.