The Battle for Paradise

Puerto Rico Takes On the Disaster Capitalists
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (1.72 hours)
Product Number: Z100139019
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982527075
Narrator/s: Erin Bennett
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In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich "Puertopians" are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. In this vital and startling investigation, New York Times bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a "just recovery." All royalties from the sale of this book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island. For more information, visit

Author(s): Naomi Klein
Original Publish Date: Jun 05, 2018

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Author(s): Naomi Klein
Narrator(s): Erin Bennett
Product Number DD39181
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982527037

Professional reviews

"This short audiobook packs as potent a punch as the hurricanes that devastated the island of Puerto Rico in 2017. Its intent is to clear a path forward for the people and institutions that are still subject to American rule but who wish to remake Puerto Rico into a sustainable, unique place to live. The author also warns about those who want to profit from its pain. Narrator Erin Bennett approaches this work in a clear, authoritative voice that reflects the no-nonsense tone of Klein's words. Bennett takes control immediately, pausing effectively and pacing herself so that we can both understand and analyze the book's message. Even more memorable, she maintains a measured approach even when the message becomes fiery. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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