The End of Poverty

  • by Jeffrey Sachs
  • Narrated by Malcolm Hilgartner
  • 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This landmark exploration of prosperity and poverty distills the life work of an economist Time calls one of the world's 100 most influential people. Sachs's aim is nothing less than to deliver a big picture of how societies emerge from poverty. To do so he takes listeners in his footsteps, explaining his work in Bolivia, Russia, India, China, and Africa, while offering an integrated set of solutions for the interwoven economic, political, environmental, and social problems that challenge the poorest countries. Marrying passionate storytelling with rigorous analysis and a vision as pragmatic as it is fiercely moral, The End of Poverty is a truly indispensable work.

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great book

Just a terrific book about the challenges of poverty across the globe. Offers insightful analysis and realistic solutions. Be warned however, that other authors have recently dismissed Sach's prescription of pouring money into the problem, and presented some alternatives.
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- Andy

A Call for Africa

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

An acceptable book that often moves back and forth from Economics to a call to pressure those in power to increase funding for the third world, but don't be fooled, the latter is very much the point of the book.

If you are a fan of Noam Chomsky you'll love this book, if you are a fan of Economics, but have a socially conscious perspective then read Muhammad Yunus instead.

The foreword is by Bono, so while you may be in the deep end, you certainly know which pool you are jumping into.


What didn’t you like about Malcolm Hilgartner’s performance?

There are some editing mistakes which is why I gave such a low score for performance, but otherwise the book is fine.


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- Mr Conway

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio