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  • Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sudhir Venkatesh
    • Narrated By Reg Rogers, Sudhir Venkatesh, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (732)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (222)

    The story of the young sociologist who studied a Chicago crack-dealing gang from the inside captured the world's attention when it was first described in Freakonomics. Gang Leader for a Day is the fascinating full story of how Sudhir Venkatest managed to gain entree into the gang, what he learned, and how his method revolutionized the academic establishment.

    DanO says: "Listen to this one first"
    "Eye Opener"
    Overall

    Like most middle-class americans who grew up in the 1980's, the only contact I had with a "Crack Economy" was through movies.

    Sudhir Venkatesh really pulls off the veil and lets you into a world so shockingly different... well it made my jaw drop more than once.

    Expertly read by Reg Rogers, "Gang Leader for a Day" is the kind of audio book that keeps you listening in the parking lot 30 minutes after you arrive.

    A real treat was having the author read the last chapter of the book. Hearing his voice somehow changed the perspective, if just slightly. A nice touch.

    Sudhir also wraps up the book by taking some of the characters forward after his time with the BK's, another nice touch.

    A highly recommended listen.

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