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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of On Fire by Naomi Klein.   

For more than 20 years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet - and the champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its centre. Her books have defined our era. 

On Fire gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing from the front line of climate change and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next.   

These essays, reports and lectures show Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but also as a spiritual and imaginative one. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of 'perpetual now', to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of 'climate barbarism', this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink.

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©2019 Naomi Klein (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Thank you Naomi.

Thank you for the accurate and honest account of events and facts, reflections and hopes. Made me think every minute.

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Excellent

A call to action for all young people who are inheriting the planet, and a last opportunity for the older generation to rise to the challenge. The narrative is superb!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-25-19

This book is so good and so important. must read!

My daughter is named after Naomi Klein. I didn't know how important that was until I heard this book. I am now working through a state of 'climate grief', but this gives me purpose. thank you Naomi.

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  • eileen boyle
  • 09-05-21

inspiring, great background

loved the background and reminder of.how the positive movement has been building over years.

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  • Tim Wright
  • 03-02-21

Great insight and summary of the authors work over many years

A must read for those who want to understand why we must act now on the climate emergency.

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  • Sami
  • 02-13-21

amazing and eye opening

An awesome proposal for a just and sustainable future for us and generations to come

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-31-20

INCREDIBLY insightful and captivating

Easy to finish, and a bold read. The author explains in full detail and confidence the green New Deal. Let's make it happen, Naomi Klein. It's time for action.

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  • OJ Skillman-Wilson
  • 09-11-20

essential and visionary stuff..

.. from a leading mind on the climate emergency. only hampered by the book still feeling like the collection of articles it originally was, for the most part. and perhaps with too few concrete calls to action for the individual. otherwise brilliant.

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  • 05-29-20

must

thought provoking and life changing. a must for anybody who wants to see a brighter future

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  • 05-19-20

Verbose

Some good arguments regarding climate change policy. Plenty of apologetics for shoehorning in tangential policies.

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  • Alex Wood
  • 03-06-20

most important book you havent read

absolutely brilliant. throughly researched, compelling, with a gripping narative throughout. Supported a green new deal from the start: now I'm much more determined to see it happen

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  • Andrew Connolly
  • 03-03-20

Essential reading for a 21st Century Citizen

It's time to act. Write to your MP and put pressure on your government to stop this madness. The house is on fire and the fire alarms have been going constantly aicne the 80's. If we carry on as normal there will be no comfortable future for humanity.

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  • 03-22-21

nice

nice book. Naomi is great. nothing really very new. the leap sounds good. didn't give me lots of hope.

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  • 12-08-20

A Must Read

A must read/listen for anyone with children and an investment in the future of a liveable planet.
I finally understand what changed between the knowledge and commitment of the 1980's and where we are now and encourage you to add this well documented book to your library and share with family and friends

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  • 02-06-20

Important message

This is an important and passionate book about the world that we need to protect, because failure is not an option.

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  • Mr. S. D. Bourges
  • 12-25-19

Amazing book but...

An truly inspiring book and life dedicated to social services that deserve absolute respect. My humble comment is that nuclear has been underestimated. This is probably the most realistic option as buffer to speed up the transition. The so called “green technologies” can not deliver the needed change.
I suggests to read: “prescription for a planet” by Tom Bless who explain the pros and cons of every energy alternative + the nuclear option as the most effective way to revert all the damage and pollution.

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  • Steven Frew
  • 10-27-19

very interesting read

a very interesting and Stark look at the possible future if carbon emissions aren't contained. well worth the read.

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  • varun
  • 10-05-19

well researched and timely

no stone has been left unturned in the search for an answer to what now