This book is well written, well narrated and very practical. I was able to apply what I learned immediately. I appreciate the author's careful word choice throughout the book (avoiding over promising about what one can learn from body language) and the clarity of expression. However, this should not be the only book about body language that you read since it is written from the narrow perspective of an FBI agent. Other books cover a broader array of emotions and situations.
The author's presentation of game theory is understandable and would be easy to digest except for the lack of a PDF with the figures that are constantly referred to. This is an oversight on par with the lack of valet parking at the emergency room entrance.
The content is based on years of research and presented through means of case studies. It is very well organized and easy to digest as an audio book. It was worth the listen and helpful for developing decision making skills.
The author of Automate This struck a good balance between technical content, engaging story telling, issues of relevance to understanding our changing world, and topics that are just interesting even if not significant. Topics include automated stock trading, medical diagnoses, musical composition, and others. The performance was so good it never caught my attention, it simply delivered the content to my ears without causing a single distraction.
This book is a masterful combination of world events, the personal experiences of Keynes and Hayek, their interactions during their lifetimes, and their continuing influences up to the present day. Listeners with some background in economics will find this book more enjoyable than those that don't.
Do not get a book performed by this narrator unless it is a children's book.
How could the performance have been worse? Only if a heavy foreign accent were added. The narrator's intonation and rhythm were that of someone who does not speak the language. Multiple mid-phrase pauses so effectively obscured the meaning of all but the shortest sentences that they seemed calculated to do so. Combine this with frequent mispronunciations and word substitutions (e.g., casualty for causality) that the listener finds he is inadvertently learning cryptology rather than economics, which is the topic of the book.
No. If you want to understand the content of this book, read it rather than listen to it.
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