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BLOWOUT Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth

by | Read by Rachel Maddow

Contemporary Culture • 15.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

While television viewers may find Maddow a delight , this 15-hour audiobook may challenge their enthusiasm. Nonetheless, the work certainly has its insights. Russia, U.S. international relations, and oil extraction intersect in Maddow's investigation of Putin's rise to power, Rex Tillerson's ascendance to the position of secretary of state, and the implications these have for geopolitics and the climate crisis. In some areas of the audiobook--as she explains agreements, legalities, or business background--her raspy voice can lose the listener as dry details mount up without a clear end in sight. On the bright side, along with her clarity of language and emphasis, Maddow employs her usual vocal theatrics: enthusiasm, timely quips, and a jovial tone that increases as she closes in on her points. L.E. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9781984846723 $45.00 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9781984846730 $25.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2019

DD ISBN 9781984846754 $95.00

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