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THE WORLD IS FLAT A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Oliver Wyman

Contemporary Culture • 25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Distance has been annihilated. Your X rays are sent to India, your job to China. In a flat world the U.S. must seize every technological advantage and put the “oomph” we gave the moon shot into breaking our oil habit. (Although the writer suspects that he will be sent to the moon before “W.” gets the message.) Narrator Oliver Wyman does a superb job. First he’s the irrepressible American, then the Indian gentleman, and finally the Chinese whose English is formal but broken. The audiobook technology that enables us to take in so much information while caught in traffic or scrubbing a pan is precisely the sort of handhold Friedman would urge us all to grasp, and with both hands. B.H.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 2006 Audie Award Winner © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]



Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2005

CD ISBN 978-1-4272-0176-8 $59.95 • Twenty CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2005

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-4263-0 $139.95 • Twenty CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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