The hardest thing for me to come to terms with is that I was part of the crowd manipulated by doubtmongering, but with this knowledge and acceptance of my own shortcomings I have, in effect, immunized myself from future manipulation of this kind. This book is exceptional because of the realization it provoked.
The book tells a fascinating story, one that gives the reader plenty to think about in terms of the way our public policy is arrived at and the role of the government in the market. However part of the impact of this book is in the extensive documentation which you are not fully aware of if you are only hearing the book. So while I recommend the book to any interested Reader, I do suggest that you also get a copy either in your Kindle or in physical form.
It is a true eye-opener. Well narrated too. It is hard to believe that a few determined scientists could obfuscate the truth for personal and political gain with such a high degree of success. It is a tragedy, but I believe that this book will go a long way in undoing the damage done by these people.
The book provides excellent information on the 'Merchants of Doubt'; the small group of scientists that have been vocal and influential to the powerful people in politics and large multinationals. It provides clear insight on how mountains of evidence supporting global warming, cancer-causing tobacco, and other major scientific challenges where cast in doubt by a few 'distortionists'.
The detail, research, and explanations in the book are meticulous, and at times a bit overwhelming. The center chapters have a lot of information that overlapse and relates. It is sometimes difficult to follow for an audiobook. But overall, this is definitely a book worth listening too, as the overarching concepts are clear and do not cast any 'doubt'.
The information is presented in a very detailed, almost technical way. At times, it reads more like a scientific journal article than a book. However, it is only when the details are important to the overall story.