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Quirkology Audiobook

Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives

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Publisher's Summary

For over 20 years, psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman has examined the quirky science of everyday life.

In Quirkology, he navigates the backwaters of human behavior, discovering the telltale signs that give away a liar, the secret science behind speed dating and personal ads, and what a person's sense of humour reveals about the innermost workings of their mind - all along paying tribute to others who have carried out similarly weird and wonderful work.

Wiseman's research has involved secretly observing people as they go about their daily business, conducting unusual experiments in art exhibitions and music concerts, and even staging fake seances in allegedly haunted buildings.

With thousands of research subjects from all over the world, including enamoured couples, unwitting pedestrians, and guileless dinner guests, Wiseman presents a fun, clever, and unexpected picture of the human mind.

©2007 Richard Wiseman (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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  • Hazza
    Birmingham
    7/2/16
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    "Excellent"

    Thoroughly interesting!
    Would definitely recommend to all humans and anyone who has interacted with humans.

    Lots to liven up pants dinner parties with.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Craig
    Worsley, United Kingdom
    5/14/16
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    "Utterly brilliant!"
    Where does Quirkology rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very engaging and as the title suggests, very quirky!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Quirkology?

    The last chapter on the top 10 quirks globally!


    What does Peter Noble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Great voice, clarity and engaging style.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Laura Y.
    5/10/16
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    "Fascinating"

    A great book to dip in and out of, full of interesting and well explained facts. I am now fully equipped to go to dinner parties and share my fascinating knowledge. (Now all I need is to be invited to a dinner party. Someone write a book to help me with this please.)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Crizzie
    4/9/16
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    "Very interesting book"

    I loved it! it touches really good topics and with all the research done... It just so random but cool at the same time
    I definitely recommend this if you like knowing facts and how they get to that conclusion

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • BBQWisdom
    UK
    4/1/16
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    "A real eye opener to the way our mind works"
    Would you listen to Quirkology again? Why?

    Yes, so much interesting stuff in the book that a 2nd or 3rd pass will be needed and probably a few listens in the future


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting how our mind filters stuff


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    All in all very good BUT, whilst I thought the narration was OK, the narrator should of held off trying to put accents on to reflect the research works country of origin.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Yorkie
    8/7/16
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    "Not of interest"

    I didn't like tales of rats having their heads cut off or puppies being electrocuted. Cruelty. Also some of the studies are describing association as causation, which is not the same. Rather than calling this quirkology, I'd call it random, and a demonstration of how to waste life and resources conducting these tests.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • MR P RYDER
    12/1/15
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    "Dead Good"
    Would you listen to Quirkology again? Why?

    Yes, It was dead good


    What other book might you compare Quirkology to, and why?

    Paranormality, that was dead good too


    What about Peter Noble’s performance did you like?

    It did the job


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Hmmmmm, a documentary maybe


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    7 of 47 people found this review helpful

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