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Would you listen to The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa's Wealth again? Why?
I have already listened to the book twice and am about to listen to it again. It is well researched, well written and well read by the narrator. It's a compelling and yet heart breaking tale of greed and corruption in Africa. sadly the corruptors them selves are mainly African.
What did you like best about this story?
Having travelled widely in West Africa, through many of the countries mentioned in the book, I cannot say that the story came as much as a surprise but it's nice to know what goes on behind closed doors in Luanda One and the like.
What does Dugald Bruce Lockhart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
He's a very easy listen. Sounding more of a journalist reporting live from the scene than an actor. It works well
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I was shaking my head throughout the book. It's tragic that the money is staying at "the top" whilst the desperately poor eke a living by selling anything they can at the side of the roads. The governments owe their people nothing so that's what they get.
Any additional comments?
Many Africans are poor, a minority are staggeringly rich. This book will go some way to explaining why
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