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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas L. Friedman Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Thomas L. Friedman's number-one best seller The World Is Flat has helped millions of listeners to see globalization in a new way. Now Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy - both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future.

Friedman proposes that an ambitious national strategy - which he calls Geo-Greenism - is not only what we need to save the planet from overheating; it is what we need to make America healthier, richer, more innovative, more productive, and more secure.

As in The World Is Flat, he explains a new era - the Energy-Climate era - through an illuminating account of recent events. He shows how 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the flattening of the world by the Internet (which brought three billion new consumers onto the world stage) have combined to bring climate and energy issues to Main Street. But they have not gone very far down Main Street; the much-touted green revolution has hardly begun.

With all that in mind, Friedman sets out the clean-technology breakthroughs we, and the world, will need; he shows that the ET (Energy Technology) revolution will be both transformative and disruptive, and he explains why America must lead this revolution - with the first Green President and a Green New Deal, spurred by the Greenest Generation.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded is classic Thomas L. Friedman - fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the world we live in today. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Athman | 5/12/2011

    " I very enlightening book on global issues and geopolitics but more so on the nitty gritty of the climate chnage debate and way forward! Thumbs Up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 5/9/2011

    " The world is more connected than ever. Read this book to understand the changes the world is undergoing. The information will allow you to be more prepared for whats to come. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " Book is muddled. Friedman spends a lot of time talking out of both sides of his mouth but only presenting one side of the debate. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rob | 5/5/2011

    " Friedman is a great columnist, but difficult to digest in large doses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 4/21/2011

    " This book presents Friedman's analysis of the current state of the world, how climate change, growing populations, and limited fossil fuels are presenting a triple whammy to the status quo, and how the only way forward is with green technologies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 4/1/2011

    " Now that version 2.0 of the book is out, I decided I'd better read version 1.0. Then I'll read 2.0 to find out the ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 3/20/2011

    " I loved this book...intriguing and relevant subject matter with lots of current data and examples...at times inspiring and times depressing... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nedjoyce | 3/18/2011

    " Would have been great if it was less political and if he got off his soapbox less. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 3/10/2011

    " NON-FICTION - Brilliant book by Thomas L Friedman discussing current world political strategies. Quite an eye opener! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PJ | 3/5/2011

    " Breathtaking in scope, highly persuasive. Friedman once again demonstrates his uncanny ability to connect the dots on wide range of issues. Great introduction to the field for novices, also valuable for experts. "

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About the Author
Author Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work with the New York Times as a foreign affairs columnist. Popular with a large range of readers, his book Hot, Flat, and Crowded was an international bestseller. He is also the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Longitudes and Attitudes, and The World Is Flat. He currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.