8 hours of spewing information, albeit much of it was interesting, but I kept waiting for the time when he would say "these are the 5 things you need to take away from this book", or even "my point of telling you all this is". It never happens. Even the conclusion is just 20 more minutes of spewing information. Can I draw my own conclusions? Sure I can. But it sure would be nice to know what the author was thinking. I won't be reading any more Malcolm Gladwell books.
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I love useful information ... Audio books affords me the opportunity to multi-task and get my fix... This was such a great purchase. Overall great and useful information and the author was the perfect one to read it. I am big on narrators and there was something about his voice that made it THAT much better. I am purchasing the Tipping Point" next :)
This is a solid book and Malcom Gladwell did a great job of narrating. While it is a little bit dry from time to time, it moves quickly and the the side stories are enjoyable.
My wife and I are very well read in psychology and weren't expecting much of interest. However, on a long car trip, we were totally fascinated - the miles actually passed too fast. Wonderful book.
read/listen to this and it will change the way you think about thinking. A great read.
Malcom Gladwell presents a series of compelling examples to explain how people make snap judgements. The examples are based upon scientific research, as opposed to "pop science." Gladwell also helps us understand the conditions that cause snap judgements to be right as well as wrong.
Beyond the strong content, Gladwell's voice is easy to listen to.
This was an enjoyable listen and the author did a great job as the narrator. My main problem with this book, though, was that the author seemed to spend the first part of the book explaining how we should learn to make snap judgements and trust our subconcious to pick up on clues when we make a decision. Then, the second half of the book seems to refute the first part when he uses multiple examples of how using snap judgements can be faulty or dangerous. Maybe I missed the whole point of the book or maybe it would seem different in the printed copy but I still don't know exactly what his argument was after finishing the book.