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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (72 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455184354
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Karl Marx’s devastating critique of capitalism, and his proposal of communism as the answer to the failings of the capitalist system, bore their greatest fruits in the twentieth century with the formation of the communist state in the Soviet Union. This great venture has now all but completely failed. Yet the force of the communist belief offered the prospect of “justice on this earth” to countless numbers. And Marx’s critique has influenced generations of thinkers who call themselves Marxists.

In Marx in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Marx’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Marx’s work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Marx within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Well-written, clear, and informed, [Strathern’s primers] have a breezy wit about them. I find them hard to stop reading.”

    New York Times

  •  “Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one’s friends to Western civilization.”

    Boston Globe

  • “A new-millenium version of Cliffs Notes…Breezy, chatty, and to the point. Perfect for those hungry for literature.”

    ForeWord

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Bolton | 8/28/2013

    " One gains an outstanding and detailed overview of this derivative monster's work in its historical context. One also glimpses insights into his character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 8/27/2013

    " Meh. Author is pretty snarky and dismissive. Don't feel like the ideas were really fully explained. The bio of Marx is decent, but overall the bias and lack of explanations of the theory justify giving this a pass. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sky | 6/19/2013

    " it really took 90 minutes to read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 11/23/2012

    " short. sweet i.e. informative. worth the time for sure. esp. today as everything in business/political life that folks don't like gets labeled "socialism" ... clearer definitions are needed. start here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Northman 737 | 7/4/2012

    " Not a bad book but certainly meant for somebody who knows nothing about Marx. If you don't know anything and want to learn a very basic amount about him this is your book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Craig | 1/29/2012

    " This ended up being a biography. Not what I was looking for. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Noelle | 11/6/2011

    " 'Marx in 90 Minutes' provided a lot of insight into Karl Marx's life and really has helped on the research paper I am writing. The only reason it got a low rating is because I had to read it for school!:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bala | 2/25/2011

    " This is a good book towards understanding Marx as a person and his philosophies. It is interesting to realize that at one point a third of the world was following Marx's ideals and the number of sold 'The Communist Manifesto' was second only to ‘The Holy Bible’. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/2/2010

    " One gains an outstanding and detailed overview of this derivative monster's work in its historical context. One also glimpses insights into his character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sky | 10/28/2007

    " it really took 90 minutes to read "

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About the Author
Author Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.