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Author: Naomi Klein Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781442372924
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The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.

In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option.

In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives. And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not—and cannot—fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism.

Klein argues that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crisis humanely should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift—a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds. And she documents the inspiring movements that have already begun this process: communities that are not just refusing to be sites of further fossil fuel extraction but are building the next, regeneration-based economies right now.

Can we pull off these changes in time? Nothing is certain. Nothing except that climate change changes everything. And for a very brief time, the nature of that change is still up to us. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Naomi Klein is a genius. She has done for politics what Jared Diamond did for the study of human history. She skillfully blends politics, economics, and history and distills out simple and powerful truths with universal applicability.”

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

  • “[A]robust new polemic…Drawing on an impressive volume of research, Ms. Klein savages the idea that we will be saved by new technologies or by an incremental shift away from fossil fuels: Both approaches, she argues, are forms of denial…Klein is aware of the intractability of the problems she describes, but she manages optimism nonetheless.”

    New York Times

  • “Klein is a brave and passionate writer who always deserves to be heard, and this is a powerful and urgent book.”

    Observer (UK)

  • “If global warming is a worldwide wake-up call, we’re all pretty heavy sleepers…We haven’t made significant progress, Klein argues, because we’ve been expecting solutions from the very same institutions that created the problem in the first place…Klein’s sharp analysis makes a compelling case that a mass awakening is part of the answer.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Naomi Klein’s latest book may be the manifesto that the climate movement—and the planet—needs right now…For those with whom her message does resonate—and they are likely to be legion—her book could help catalyze the kind of mass movement she argues the world needs now.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Klein…is a gifted writer and there is little doubt about the problem she identifies.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “The book has an uplifting message: that humans have changed before and can change again. It poses a gutsy challenge to those who are vaguely hoping that the whole issue will go away or that some new technology will save us.”

    Sunday Times (UK)

  • “An intellectual hero of many in the alter-globalization protests as well as the Occupy movement…Klein is ready for battle and is not afraid to own her politics.”

    Los Angeles Review of Books)

  • “Journalist Klein is a resolute investigator into the dark side of unchecked capitalism…This comprehensive, sure-to-be controversial inquiry, one of the most thorough, eloquent, and enlightening books yet on this urgent and overwhelming subject—alongside works by Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Diane Ackerman—provides the evidence and the reasoning we need to help us shift to a ‘worldview based on regeneration and renewal rather than domination and depletion.’”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Narrator Ellen Archer maintains excellent clarity as she delivers Klein’s comprehensive analysis linking climate change to a broader progressive agenda…Archer’s narration is well paced throughout Klein’s careful recitations of facts. She also shows touches of earnest emotion when the audiobook offers Klein’s personal reactions to the devastation wrought by Alberta tar-sand development and other environmental horrors. While much of the material may not be new to listeners who follow climate change developments closely, Klein offers a fresh, personal, even hopeful, analysis of this most pressing global crisis.”


  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • An NPR bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A 2014 New York Times Notable Book
  • Longlisted for the 2015 PEN Literary Award

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    " We live in dangerous times! Naomi has been writing about climate change and our broken social systems for some time and more folks should listen! My generation of baby boomers are leaving a disaster to future generations and they better start reading books like This Changes Everything if they want to survive. "

About the Author

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and author of the international bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and most recently This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent.

About the Narrator

Ellen Archer has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She is an actress, and singer with a degree in opera performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters.