We listened to this book on a long car trip, and we almost ran out of gas listening to it because we didn't want to stop! The story goes from one unbelievable action to another, and just when you think you've seen the most selfish act on earth, another comes along. The narration is flawless.
Just make sure you start on a full tank and you have fresh batteries in your audio player! Don't miss this one.
The information in this book is relevant to anyone who doesn't live in a cave. The marketers are out there trying to trick and intice us to look at their wares. Knowing that it's all a trick may help you avoid some purchases you don't really need and if nothing else, will help you select products and services based on their actual value and not what the marketers want you to believe.
Examples of how we're manipulated come from everyday life. The author shows examples that really do relate to just about everyone. As the stories unfold, you find yourself riveted to the car seat (we were driving to Kentucky at the time) to see what was behind the smoke & mirrors.
I like to listen to books about psychology & behavior and I'd have to rate Buyology as one of the best I've purchased in my many years with Audible. I'm looking forward to listening to more of Lindstrom's work.
I don't agree with Al's politics (he's a bit too liberal for my tastes) but I'm impressed by the thoroughness of his research and the presentation. I'd recommend this to anyone interested in politics, and I only hope that someone on the right comes up with a similar book based on honesty rather than lies.
Asimov's voice is awful. The stories are just so-so, and the narration in between stories makes him sound like a pompous ass. I had read some of his work years ago and remembered liking it, but I'm sorry I wasted the money on this collection.
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