Definitely worth a listen. It was written in the 1990s and a lot of research with brain Imaging has been done since then. The author has done plenty of research and wrote a check list for clinical use, so he knows his stuff.
One of my favorite Parts was about Psychopathic speech. Although psychopaths have a firm grip on reality, apparently, they have a hard time telling the truth. when a subject was asked whether he thought he was violent, he replied, " I'm not a violent person, but I had to kill somebody once."
The ability to listen to course books while commuting several hours every day allowed me to listen to it multiple times each week. I can also listen to it while doing other household tasks or exercising.
Clear voice excellent tone, pleasant to listen to.
The chapters of the book do NOT match the sections marked by the audible file. For example today I needed to listen to chapters 11 & 12, these were eventually found under sections 13-15. Why this is not properly correlated is an unnecessary hassle.
This was a good listen with lots of insight and very little fanfare. In fact I recommended it to my cousin who is a nurse because I fear in her field she might encounter these people more than most. But everyone can benefit from the knowledge in this book.
A little dramatic at times. But worthwhile. Case studies are juicy and author knows his stuff big-time. Plus it's an important message for society.
"Without Conscience" is one of the most important books I've ever "read." If only I had had access to this book earlier in life...say , by age 13... I would've been spared many painful experiences, or at least been armed with defense strategies. Many puzzling personal encounters and relationship glitches were explained, creating many ahhhh ha moments. Insights offered by Hare are an inoculation against naivety and are useful survival tools.....or defense weapons. I rated the book a 4, rather than 5 because I was confused by the 'Dr. Death of Texas ' chapter. I plan to read the book in print and then it will probably be made clear---but listening, it struck me as Hare back peddling on his own insights. I rated the performance a 4, only because it would have been helpful to hear the Chapter number and title announced as Boehmer moved through his reading. I want everyone I care about to read and heed this book.
This is one book that every citizen should listen to at least once. I deal with people on a daily basis and the knowledge of being able to figure out who is what can be a life saver. I recommend this book to everyone as young as 14 years old.
outstanding book, makes you think about people you meet and know also about the difficulty treating psychpaths