I read about 3/4 of Blink a couple years ago and decided I wanted to re-read it but went with the audiobook this time. I've read/listen to a number of books about the human mind, happiness, and self development, but this is still one of the best books I've read.
The examples and research is very intriguing and you can apply much of what you find in this book to your own personal experiences. It also helps you understand where those 6th Sense feelings come from.
I like the narration also. I do listen at 2x speeds, but the voice was still very easy to listen to.
I highly recommend.
It's hard for me to write a review for a Gladwell book because I've liked everything he's written and this is no exception. His narration is top notch. If he ever stops writing then he'd have a great career as a narrator. Pick this one up, and all the others you can find. Just make sure they are unabridged, accept no substitutes.
I really enjoyed this book. I agree that it is entertaining and illuminating and I’m looking forward to reading his next book.
I was expecting some practical application on how to use split second decision making but rather had the author show at first how powerful a tool it is and then continue to the point where you should not use it. I walked away wishing I had not bought the book.
My husband and I listened to this on a long drive and we kept pausing it to talk about the different studies Gladwell cites. We still make references to it in conversation. Great book.
What I really like about Malcom Gladwell's books (Tipping Point, Outliers, Blink) is that he uses real-life stories to illustrate his points. The stories are not only relevant but also interesting and fascinating. This book helps you better understand why you are able to make good snap judgements with almost no information as well as why we sometimes make very bad snap judgements. Some of the information in this book overlaps a little with the book "How We decide" which is another good book to listen to. Two thumbs up for Blink.
I loved The Tipping Point and Outliers, but this book has failed to live up to what I had hoped for. It does spend a lot of time talking about how different people or groups make decisions and what they look for to help make those quick judgements, but the delivery is entirely too long-winded. The audio version is also extremely difficult because the author who does the narration uses a very monotone voice and could easily put you to sleep. Great idea and concept, but not good delivery.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
What a fantastic and challenging read. This book really makes you stop and think about....how you think and what you think.
Gladwell is such a wonderful story teller, he takes such detailed and dry topics and presents them in interesting anecdotal fashion that you want to listen to more about...well sociology and human behavior? I am so glad he is the narrator for the audio versions of his books. Many of the topics he presents are born out through first hand observations.