Cradle to Cradle
- Remaking the Way We Make Things
- Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
- Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-20-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Elaborating their principles from experience redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, the authors make an exciting and viable case for change.
"A readable provocative treatise that 'gets outside the box' in a huge way. Timely and inspiring." ( Kirkus)
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By Andy on 01-10-10
a step ahead
McDonough and Braungart lay out a good case for designing products so that everything can be reused once the product is beyond its useful life. Moreover, they are big fans of upcycling rather than downcycling, which they explain well. Narration is solid.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Anonymous User on 07-02-18
Great Book, Sub-par Narrator
I came across this book as a tenth grader and found the first few pages mind-blowing at the time. After finally listening to it, years later, in full, I am still quite impressed. The concepts discussed are fascinating, and more importantly, NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT, if there is to be any hope of future quality of life on planet Earth.
I say all that with the small disclaimer that the tone and choice of words do carry a white/western/male perspective. I include that, not to disparage that perspective, but to remind people that other perspectives do exist. Contributions from various perspectives should be included in the conversations and research surrounding sustainability, as the book itself subtly acknowledges.
Regret to say that the much-needed message of the book is a little overshadowed by the reader's inflection, which isn't monotonous, exactly, but repetitive. It makes paying attention more difficult, and the replayability virtually non-existent, for me. I have since obtained physical copies of both this book and its successor, "The Upcycle".