I found Freakonomics to be entertaining as well as educational. I now can see the world of economics from a different perspective.
The story telling was impeccable, and the real life scenarios brought the concepts to life.
Yes, but I couldn't, I commute so my drive ended. So as soon as I started driving again, my listening continued.
Discovery that realtors wait 10 days longer to sell their house & get a 3% increase in price was especially eye-opening.
I enjoyed the opportunity to hear how the author finds ways to make data speak to issues and help answer improtant questions like whether the sale of guns should be more restricted.
entertaining, but did not live up to what I hoped. I read the paperback synopsis at a book store, and was excited to later down load the book. I also downloaded the sequel. I wish I had not done either. I found myself forcing myself to finish it, since I already spent the money. The authors are very "self-confident" and you can feel that. I find it hypocritical that they opine very negative attitudes towards several groups of proffesionals who have an "information advantage" over the average US citizen. But the authors have made millions of dollars on the intellectual property laws of publishing a book about their opinion of groups of data. I bet that if someone in the public tried to make money on the authors' own data interpretation, the authors would sue that other party. The authors would be correct in doing it, but don't make money on information advantages by bashing others doing the same. Poor taste and low class actions.
Well read and interesting enough that I more or less listened to it straight through without stopping much. Interesting reflections of class, race and cultures within our society. Not a radical new way of thinking, but a interesting look at the world as perceived through raw numbers.
if i had time...there were a lot of details that i'd like to hear again
The connections between the data and seemingly unrelated events was fascinating! Also, i loved how the book was driven by random hypothetical questions such as : Why do drugdealers still live with their moms? Ya, why DO drug dealers still live with their moms?
When a Ivy League student get's taken in by an innercity gang and he get's to study and learn about their financing, structure, and inner motivations.
Little did you know....
This book was a fascinating way to see the world and the economics that drive it. I love when a book is narrated by one of the authors, I feel I get to experience the book in the exact way they intended for it to be experienced. I really enjoyed getting to peak in the mind of how some brilliant econcomists see the world and the questions that are never asked about how various things impact the economy.
Hi, well first of all, I love books, I have been reading since I could remember. Is something that I'm very passionate about. BOOKS FOREVER!
Yes, the narrators of course are wonderful and the book itself was very good and interesting.
I think the Black swan because is about discovering.
I love it.
That is a hard one, I'm not sure. :)
This was one of the better audibles I've every listened to. I'm almost disappointed I listened to it, because others seem poor, now. It definitely helped that one of the authors narrated their own book.
The content of the book was interesting. They do a good job of spelling out their statistics. Towards the end of the book, though, the part on most popular names, they lost some credibility. Perhaps they didn't lose credibility as much as my skepticism was most acute.
All in all, I appreciated the book. It was easy to listen to and offers some intriguing findings.
Pacing was great.
I enjoyed this one a lot. It is a little scattered, and the comparisons aren't necessarily actual comparisons, but more investigations of like behavior in the particular fields. But, it is very interesting especially from a behavioral economics point of view.
It's really valuable to see that conclusions based on data versus conclusions based on fears are often two very different things. We tend to run our society by both at the same time and they don't always agree. Makes for some interesting conflicts.