Enlightening... The book is strong from cover to cover. it is very insightful. I walked away with a better understanding of decision theory and the human mind.
The narrator is so slow and monotone it's difficult to get through this book. I had to keep stopping and starting. The topics are a little drawn out as well.
However the content is very good and really insightful on how people think. Good book to get you thinking about how others are taking in what you are saying.
Maybe I am missing it, but this book is long winded about simple averages. It goes on to give many incomplete examples about bias all the while ignoring its own bias. I stopped about chapter 19. I listened at 1.5x and it was killing me with examples that are incomplete. I felt like there was a lot not being talked about . Maybe it is further in the book, but I could not finnish the book. I agree with other reviewers, the is a bad book for listening too and no pdf included.
I wanted to like this so much, but alas, the going is slow and repetitive. Too much narrative interspersed with the experiment accounts. The same points could be conveyed much less monotonously
The information in the studies about fast decisions and slow decisions system one and system 2 was interesting. However, the way in which it was presented both the writing and the reading of it was extremely annoying. The writing seemed a little bit self absorbed. And self-congratulatory. The reading was the most annoying part of the bookof all. I will never ever buy another book read by Patrick Egan.
If you are a rational thinker and like understanding human behavior, this book is it! Hands down my most favorite book of all time.
The book is insightful and provided a new way of looking at how we think. I found the material intriguing and engaging. The narration speed is too slow. I had to hear this book at 1.5x speed.
To many examples and no real content
i never listened to a book where its constant examples of other things but then they rarely compare it to...whatever their point is..
Some parts rather theoretical but still in the favor of delivering the points and insights.
If you have read the book Nudge, this is a very nice supplement to understanding the mechanisms and theories which lies behind