No. Really tough listen... Lots of references to figures and numbers, that are difficult to visualize when you are on the subway or walking your dog - which is where I listen most to Audible.
The questions that guided the author are very interesting. Also, I thought the refutation of common misconceptions about intuition was refreshing.
This is my first.
Anyone else. It was painfully monotonous (sorry, Pat).
I think the book could have been more concise and feel that an abridged version should be available. 40 plus hours almost felt like I was listening to paper in a peer reviewed journal and not a book meant for the general reader.
I listen to audio books when I drive. He frequently states "Refer to the PDF download and look at the picture".
This book basically summarized what has been going on in the field of behavioral economics for the last 50 years. If you have read other pop-econ books, much of this will be familiar to you.
The vocal performance is what is worst about this, the narrator is slow and monotone, and his inflection and pace shows he understands little of what is being read. I will never listen to another audio book by this narrator.
I refer to this book often to understand my own reactions to everyday challenges. Professor Kahneman's theories, when properly applied, can help us influence our choices positively. In addition to the audible, I purchase the hardcover version so I can refer to it as often as I need to.
It is a book that can change the course of your life.
Dawkins: Selfish Gene
Cover to cover
I don't think you should. I is full of incredible ideas that take time to get digested
This is an intriguing book on human decision making. I recommend it as a read rather than a listen. It was a difficult listen because there are many examples that require careful comparisons between items that are close in meaning. For me, rewinding was often needed to ensure I understood the concept being explained through the example. The narrator was ok, but neither great nor poor.
Usually when you read a book you have a very good Idea how good or bad it is after the first hour or 50 pages you read...
And by that measure this book is great!
But this book just keep getting better and better as you progress... And thank G-d, Prof. Daniel Kahneman wrote a long book!
Yes. Very interesting and informative. Gathers a lot of research and presents it in a logical format.
Discussions of systems one and two.
No. Very long book that takes a bit of time to assimilate.
Worth a listen