Yes, the fact that it is author read gives it a feel of authenticity. I don't have to judge emphasis or pronunciation (not a native English speaker)
The book confronts one with everyday realities which is presented from a new perspective.
He does himself rather convincingly :-)
It held my attention, but not to the point where I could not pause. I liked it - binding enough to hold me yet autonomous enough in its coherence that the interruptions inevitable in my life did not significantly detract from the value even though I can only listen for ~40 minutes at a time
Outliers spoiled it for us as this is somewhat less wow but by any other standard it is great. Sometimes I got the feeling the point was belabored as it was already stated yet only paraphrased later, but there were also times when the extra angle added more insight.
All n all a valuable listen!
Absolutely. It's great to re-read/listen to good books to refresh your memory.
Malcolm Gladwell thoroughly covers the material and his narration is just perfect.
I loved the section on body language and Paul Eckman's work.
As always, Malcolm Gladwell entertains and inspires! The world would not be the same without him.
Yes! Great performance by Malcolm, excellently read and a different and intriguing concept
Chapters 5 & 6 stood out for me and really tied the book together with great studies on Coca cola, Pepsi, The Amadou Diallo shooting and musician 'Kenna'
The case study of Amadou Diallo was excellent.
Not a Life changer but a solid concept and idea that does help you consciously change your bad thinking habits.. Recommended but not a MUST HAVE for me.
I did not read the print version.
The subject matter contained a lot of ideas that were completely new to me.
Malcolm Gladwell is passionate about his ideas, and this comes over clearly in his reading.
Important observations about first impressions
Great book, as other books from same author. Makes you think about how decisions are made in our world, and how they affect us. My only constraint towards a five star rating is that some statistics deserved more details; mere averages without mentioning deviation can be misleading, specially when values are close.