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Adults in the Room

My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
Lu par : Leighton Pugh
Durée : 20 h et 14 min
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In Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis exposes the shocking reality of how power is wielded behind the scenes at the EU - and argues that only radical reform can save it from collapse.

Yanis Varoufakis became globally famous when was elected finance minister of Greece with a specific mandate to say no to the EU: to reject the forced loans and crushing austerity forced upon his country by the Eurozone.

The negotiations that ensued became one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in economic history. But no one actually knows what went on because Eurogroup discussions are held in secret. In this no-holds-barred account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship and backstabbing that will shake the economic establishment to its foundations.

The future of the EU now hangs in the balance. As Varoufakis argues, the only way it can survive is if the truth is known, ushering in a new era of radical transparency and accountability in Brussels. Adults in the Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.

©2017 Yanis Varoufakis (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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non-fiction suspense

Leighton Pugh turns this great account of Yanis Varoufakis experience in politics into an even more captivating Greek drama

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24/03/2019

A rare marriage of political insight and literary flair

I knew very well before going into this book that Varoufakis was a learned progressive economist given an impossible job fixing broken country. I had no idea however that he is also a gripping author, taking inspiration from countless classic tragedies to help echo the one Greece went through during his tenure ( with a healthy dose of sarcasm towards the adults themselves of course ).

As expected, the book provides uncompromising insight to the inner workings of the European elite in a particularly interesting period of defiance and resistance to their rule. Quelling this crisis with the hubris, manipulation and incompetence that Varoufakis accuses the powers that be of should raise the eyebrow of any concerned Europeanist, irrespective of political preference.

The narration was very well done too, accents weren’t obnoxious and didn’t take me out of it at any given point. Although, I will say that as a Greek speaker some of the pronunciations did leave a little to be desired...Its to be expected of course and I think the narrator tried his best.

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  • Joe Cincotta
  • 26/11/2018

eye opener

If you ever wondered what happened to Greece, this is the inside scoop. More than this, the book is a real life story of how the world around us would like us to believe in easy solutions and a world of relative truths - while finding the strength to stick to what you believe can be your crucible and the one thing upon which you draw strength at the same time.

I found myself angry, frustrated and aghast - the ordeal the author endured - psychological warfare - while trying to do the right thing left me feeling ashamed of the fascist oligarchy we have let replace liberal ideals through nothing more than apathy.

This book changed my perspective on democracy and what it means to participate in a democratic society.

thanks Yanis.

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  • Jacob
  • 02/07/2018

Indulgent_sometimes arrogant

I wish one of the adults in the room had edited some of the ego out of the book.

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  • M. Grant
  • 05/01/2018

YANIS TELLS IT LIKE IT IS. MOST REFRESHING

I was totally enthralled by this book. Having following the Greek 2015/16 "Financial Crisis", and in particular watching Varufakis take on Schuebler, I was fascinated by the inside story.

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  • Theocharis M.
  • 04/12/2017

omg what a story!!!

this is a waterfall book. it will suck you in and you will feel simultaneously drowning and full of energy while falling to the depths of despair that is the eurogroup and the greek political reality. a great book about the modern interpretation of the morality of debt in the greek tragedy of 2015 to be understood within the larger context of the debt bibliography, especially Debt: The first 5000 years. Excellent. The narration is a bit underwelming especially on the names.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 03/12/2017

excellent political memoir

wonderful. couldn't stop listening. one of the most enlightening insider views of the Greek debt crisis.

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  • Gareth Berg
  • 12/10/2017

Buy this book now!

If you any interest in the politics of the European Union then buy this book

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  • Magnus
  • 24/08/2017

Founder of diem25 authors political biography

Yannis' political career will maybe never be extended, but that will also be a compliment to his integrity in the utter corruption of political EU described by him.

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  • jean-louis jaumin
  • 23/06/2017

Have to read! Gives you an insight of how a great project detailed

Europe is ours and we need to protect it! The insight we get in this book has the effect of an energiser and stimulate your will to be again involved in the great project of building a united and collegial Europe. For to long the European institutions have lived out of our view and have become alien. Reading this book will give you the will to hell get the European project back on track and seriously participate in a confederal Unione where the well being of the people is at the center. I personally loved it and would recommend d it to every one independently of your political views.

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  • Daniel Niklaus
  • 15/05/2018

Do you want to know it?

It hurts to see so called adults playing kindergarten. Kudos to Yanis Varoufakis. By the way; if you have schemers in your team, remove them or remove yourself.

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  • Görlitz
  • 13/06/2017

Politik als Krimi

Hat Ihnen Leighton Pugh an der Geschichte etwas vermittelt, was Sie vielleicht beim Selberlesen gar nicht bemerkt hätten?

Ich persönlich hätte es lieber, Yanis hätte es selber gesprochen, aber dieser Sprecher ist auch sehr gut.

Hätten Sie das Hörbuch am liebsten in einem Rutsch durchgehört?

Ja.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Sollte jeder mal gelesen haben und bei dem nächsten Urnengang berücksichtigen. Politik (so traurig wie sie ist) ehrlich und spannend aufbereitet.