The World Is Flat

  • by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.


What the Critics Say

"This book showcases Friedman's gift for lucid dissections of abstruse economic phenomena, his teacher's head, his preacher's heart, his genius for trend-spotting." (The Washington Post)
"No one today chronicles global shifts in simple and practical terms quite like Friedman. He plucks insights from his travels and the published press that can leave you spinning like a top." (The Christian Science Monitor)


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Customer Reviews

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The content is excellent, the voice alterations are unnecessary and a bit odd. overall good listen and highly suggest this, more so for those with limited knowledge on offshoring, in sourcing and outsourcing.
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- JSkiff

10 Flatteners are 10 things you already know

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People that lived under a rock since 1980 might enjoy this book.

What was most disappointing about Thomas L. Friedman’s story?


What aspect of Oliver Wyman’s performance would you have changed?

Performance is fine.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The World Is Flat?

This book is done. Past its time.

Any additional comments?

If you know that someone in India can do your job because it is digital, you know 90% of this book.

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- rsgubler

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-20-2007
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio