I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Traffic. it gave me a lot of perspective about how I drive and why others might be driving the way they do. An informative and fun read.
I had previously read this book when it came out and loved it. I wanted to revisit it the other day, but I'm not a huge reader. This was the perfect medium. Only gripe is the narrator's voice, it can be a bit monotone.
ready, willing, and able
I've been driving since I was eight, 50 years. I study traffic and think about it. in addition, as a paramedic, I've responded to thousands of traffic collisions. I've seen how costly mistakes are. this book does a fantastic job of explaining human behavior, safety, traffic flow, road systems, and risk.
many of my observations were confirmed; many questions answered; and many ideas validated. all of this was presented with God research and data, lots of stories and global observations, and considerably ready to understand explanations.
the narrator has a good voice, toner, and cadence, but sooner chapter and section breaks were difficult to parse from the primary text.
I heartily recommend this book for anyone interested in safety, traffic congestion/flow, and opportunities for improvement (collective and individual).
this is one of those books where you expect to know a lot of the answers ahead of time and then the author delivers a lot of information that you didn't realize you cared about until he says it.
lots of examples that are research driven.
Marc Cashman does an excellent job, i never got bored with his narration style and look forward to more books with his narration.
yes, it was very captivating and much more interesting than i was anticipating. i listened to it as a recommendation from a friend and it exceeded my expectations.
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I was really excited about this listen but to my disappointment this book did not live up the expectations. With that said, while it didn't wow me, it was good and there were several interesting points that I did take out of it. Not bad but nothing special either.
The title led me to think it would discuss how our driving habits reflect our personalities. That would do it.
Instead of telling the reader why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us),It's just a recitation of statistics and studies, without any real connecting thread. Uninspired and dull. Here's a summary that will save potential readers a credit: Your perceptions are not as accurate as you think they are and we are all really bad drivers. There, now go buy a different book.
I found myself skipping chapters based on the titles. One chapter described Delhi's traffic as being really crazy. No revelation there.
Pronounce the letter "L" clearly.
Everything but the first and last chapters.
I read nothing that is popular.
This book could had been better if there was illustrations on the different types of traffic. Diagrams with traffic patterns would had been nice. I like the information that was presented, but let's face it, most drivers seems to get their license out of a Cracker Jack box, including most public bus drivers, which I encounter daily because I take the bus.
"Traffic" was okay to listen to. I needed an informational book. Should they sell this book at the DMV, probably not, but they should print some of the tips and facts that Tom Vanderbilt covers.
No, there were a couple interesting ideas, but some of the story was tedious to get through.
Stats and references were interesting, learned a lot about traffic around the world.
Good job reading, no issues there.