The least helpful reviewer on audible.
Jon Ronson is the bee's knees. This is the third of his books that I've listened to at this time. It is also my favorite so far. There is more of a process of discovery with this one. It seems more expansive for some reason. Maybe that's just me.
Look, just do yourself a favor a check out any Jon Ronson book.
I've always been intrigued by psychology and the human mind and this story gave a great overview of psychopaths and connection to our current way of thinking in society. This book got me started reading everything by Jon Ronson even though I enjoyed the movie Moneyball which had much respect already.
How psychopaths can be everywhere and not just reserved to criminals.
He interviews and connects the facts to academia and again connects that to actual everyday people that makes you question and analyze what many people want to blindly take as fact.
As usual with any book on psychopaths/sociopaths--it gives me a mental mind f#ck!
This book has given me further insight into the crazy behaviors and evil actions of ex bosses and even a few of the military officers I have served with.
Creepy, but insightful! Great narration.
Fascinating and easy-to-listen-to. Great for driving home from work. Just the right balance of lightness and depth to keep one engaged but not overwhelmed. Recommended.
The book definitely met my expectations. I didn't expect much theoretical stuff but rather anecdotes painting the picture. In this regard, the author does a great job providing multiple insights on the topic.
I originally got interested in the topic of psychopaths after reading an interview of Andy McNab and his diagnoses as being a psychopath. This book takes an amateur's understanding to a higher level without the boring details but through easy to digest factoids. I recommend this for anyone who has ever wondered about themselves or others in their lives having psychopathic tendencies. Caution: this is not to diagnose but rather help understand what the disorder is about and its effects.
Robson is a great narrator - his voice is annoying, almost silly but that's his trick. He is disarming and fair-minded and kindly but there is a sharp steely something beneath - he writes with all the wooly prose of an Ardman animation sheep. He sits you down, makes you a nice cup of tea and offers you the chocolate biscuits. Then when you are off guard , he punches you in the face with an idea so violently perceptive you wonder at his real character.
But before you can form an opinion - he has scuttled off apologetically back into his sheepish clothing and he is offering you another cuppa! And who are we to say no. After all its the same technique he seems to use on the many subjects of his books to such great effect.
I imagine Malcolm Gladwell reading Robson's books and cursing and raving in a villainous jealous temper tantrum each time a new Ronson book is published "One day, One day, you will see I will have my revenge. One day I will write a book that will make you look foolish!"
Sorry Malcolm, you won't!