A narrator who wasn't so monotone. I will buy this book and read it. Every time I listen to it I get very sleepy. Now I just play it at night and I'm sleeping within 1/2 an hour. It's my sleep aid.
You had to force your self to focus on what he was saying rather than how he was saying it. He read the book in a very snobby, upper crust kind of tone which just made me want to sleep. I tried to listen while driving, but concluded that it was unsafe (seriously, wanted to sleep while driving).
The topic was interesting and insightful. I can't finish listening to it, I will buy the print version and read it because I found it inspirational. By understanding how we think and make decisions, I think we can change some of our unwanted habits.
I like his approach of using 'system 1' and 'system 2' for referring to 'parts' of the brain. This makes a lot of sense, as I've let my 'system 1' make decisions that my 'system 2' should have made. He supports his theory with tons of research and testing. I think it a great listen. I found that I did the whole book during my commute, and checked out the PDF after hearing references to it, when I was at work or at home. There were times where he referred to large lists of material, that would have been better listed in the PDF, but those were very few. Overall, I enjoyed learning more about how my brain works.
Sometimes this gets to be a little monotonous, but there are plenty of examples to describe how the two systems of thinking occurs and how they work - both as independent brains as well as interdependent brains.
Kahneman explains the leading edge research in simple and beautiful language.
The narration is simply excellent and the feeling is that Kahneman himself reads the book (and enjoys every moment).
I had a lot of fund and learned a lot and it is comforting to see that psychology is finally getting in touch with reality.
i find it very difficult to concentrate due to the voice of the narrator but i like the topics. will probably get the book.
I learned a lot from this book, the ideas were clearly explained and I found it easy to listen to. Each chapter contained a valuable nugget of information.
I recommend this book for anyone who wants to have a new perspective on how we think (and why we think what we think - or what we think we think!).
Apart from jokes, it gives an impressive amount of data on the recent results about human behaviour. Useful, very well read, not at all boring.
Less statistics and dry facts and more storys. A shorter version maybe.
No, but I would like to get more information, maybe a test version before to buy them.
Fantastic insights that get you thinking about many aspects of life and the way you and others think and act.
This is probably a better read than listen. There were sections that gave a lot of numbers and statistics. An abridged version may be better for an audio book.
Reading pace is good and voice is easy to listen to.
A very structured, analytical discussion about how the human mind perceives and assesses the world for intelligent decision making. In a nutshell, we operate in two speeds, as indicated by the title of the book. The reading is sometimes dry, but the ideas are refreshing and insightful.
The book's nonlinear organization makes it possible to start at any chapter.Each section is broken down into an explanation of the theory, supporting evidence, and some examples of application in the real world.
On a personal level, reading through the various sections caused me to rethink how I approach certain problems, personalities, and life decisions. The concepts posed by Kahneman help explain why and how people make decisions, and clearly show the bigger implications with multiple examples of everyday life.
Kahneman is no pundit or pop culture author in this area; he has spent his life as an academic and researcher, and has received a Nobel prize for his work.
This is not a fast moving book, so it may drag out a long bike ride or run. That said, sometimes the principles discussed require a short pause to digest, especially if listening while engaged in an activity that requires concentration.