It was clear and generally well presented (accessible to a wide audience). I was well aware that people generally are not good at making predictions, relying too heavily on their heuristics and biases (e.g. failure to use prior probabilities as called for by Bayesian statistics); and the importance of putting "band widths" around probability estimates. I also thought that much too much text was devoted to each of the major topics covered (e.g. weather forecasting, political forecasts, economic forecasts, picking stocks, gambling/poker strategies, etc.). These sections could have been considerably shorter.
"Is that all there is?"
Generally disappointing, in that it did not expand my knowledge -- though I don't fault the book, as I've read widely in this area.
It reinforced my knowledge in this area.
Not really, as I found this book rather "dry" and academic.
The narrator was fine, but I did not care much for the content of the book itself (I did not feel as though I learned anything new). I recommend reading "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt. He covers much the same "territory", but in a much more engaging way, drawing on contemporary events and situations. Moreover, Haidt offers compelling support for the concept of group selection, seemingly at odds with Robert Wright.
I don't see how there is a need for any follow up to this book.
I thought that the way the author drew inferences from a single case (Darwin's biography) to illustrate aspects of evolutionary psychology at work lessened the fields scientific credibility. Many of the inferences he drew from Darwin's life were too much of a stretch for me.
No, there are so many other books I would like to read.
Sure; this is not a predictable story, and many things are going on simultaneously.
The court scene toward the end of the story when all unravels
The narration was truly superb.
No, because there are so many other books on my list to "read".
Charlotte's web by E.B. White, as it brings you inside the mind and soul of a non-human entity (spider versus horse), and both stir the emotion while at the same time providing much" food for thought".
Can't say. All characters extremely well portrayed.
Oh no, I seldom have the time to listen to an entire book in one sitting; but this is a short book and would lend itself to listening in one sitting compared to many others.
I quite enjoyed this book. Very engaging emotionally and intellectually.
This story was engaging and inspirational, but I could not help but wonder to what extent biases may have been weaved into the facts and interpretations of the experiences purportedly shared by the child because his father was a pastor. The story is very simply told, and perhaps this has much to do with the success of the book.
Not likely as I think he had a particularly engaging narrative to offer with this first book. I cannot imagine what he might take up as a follow-up book
Not sure. He did a fine job reading the book.
I enjoyed the book. A simple and inspirational narrative. Certainly gets one thinking about the "after life".
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