• by Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by Christopher Louis
  • 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Marxism is a term that many people freely use, but few seem to grasp its implications. Sowell's book is the antidote to this problem. He writes in a fluid and easy-to-follow manner, leading the listener through the Marxian scheme of ideas. Along the way, he shatters some existing interpretations of Marx-interpretations that have developed through repetition rather than through scholarship.


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Customer Reviews

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Maybe my expectations were misplaced?

I read this book primarily as a way to understand my "lefty" friends and maybe gain some perspective as to why the Marxist ideology is attractive. I wanted to feel the pull towards this ideology but with the context that can be supplied by a critical author. Maybe I really need to expose myself to some hardcore Marxist writings, or maybe I'm just too incompatible with this line of thought. A decent enough book, but I never really felt like I couldn't put it down nor did it ever express its ideas in a way that led me to think.
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- Stephen B. Landon

Great Material but not an easy "in the car" listen

What disappointed you about Marxism?

Not much about the book, though it's very intricate to listen to the material. I think too much of the special Marx/Engels/Hegel jargon made it a difficult listen while driving.

Would you be willing to try another book from Thomas Sowell? Why or why not?

Yes, always pleased with Sowell's books.

How could the performance have been better?

The places where the audio was re-read really stood out and were sometimes distracting

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Marxism?

None -- don't like abridged works.

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- Kenton A. Hoover

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.