Obviously tough to hear it through the total 36 hours, but at the end I ended up thinking that my time was well invested. Entertaining and educating at the same time... I also liked the narrator, Kirsten Potter. I would rate the book as one of the top listens I've had at audible.
I believe I must be a minority because the customer rating on this book is high. I found it very tough to listen to and at times disturbing and annoying. The concept of communication from an alient-like-form was very tough to grasp, and it was almost as if the authors were treating listeners as five year old kids. The annoying repetitions about "vibrations" were also very tough to endure.
I enjoyed listening to this one and thoroughly liked it. However, I also noted that the ideas that Gladwell suggested in this book are not of his original thinking... they are researches performed by other people. The way he combines other people's research is no doubt very good, but I also feel that he might be taking credit far more easily than the people that he took the research from...
I thought the book was a good primer as Bernstein goes into a lot of detail and cites many examples to help understand the logics behind how money and banking work in the economy. However, for those not proficient in this field, most of what he says will need time to absorb... and there are quite a lot of numbers being used as examples too. I would rather recommend the actual book.
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