We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Thinking, Fast and Slow | [Daniel Kahneman]

Thinking, Fast and Slow

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....
Regular Price:$33.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking.

Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent.

Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives - and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2011 Daniel Kahneman (P)2011 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

“A tour de force. . . Kahneman’s book is a must read for anyone interested in either human behavior or investing. He clearly shows that while we like to think of ourselves as rational in our decision making, the truth is we are subject to many biases. At least being aware of them will give you a better chance of avoiding them, or at least making fewer of them.” (Larry Swedroe, CBS News)

“A major intellectual event . . . The work of Kahneman and Tversky was a crucial pivot point in the way we see ourselves.” (David Brooks, The New York Times)

“[Thinking, Fast and Slow] is wonderful, of course. To anyone with the slightest interest in the workings of his own mind, it is so rich and fascinating that any summary would seem absurd.” (Michael Lewis, Vanity Fair)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (3088 )
5 star
 (1436)
4 star
 (850)
3 star
 (477)
2 star
 (207)
1 star
 (118)
Overall
4.1 (2415 )
5 star
 (1145)
4 star
 (657)
3 star
 (369)
2 star
 (157)
1 star
 (87)
Story
4.0 (2418 )
5 star
 (985)
4 star
 (725)
3 star
 (442)
2 star
 (179)
1 star
 (87)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Acteon Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 05-24-12
    Acteon Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 05-24-12

    Acteon

    HELPFUL VOTES
    67
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    162
    83
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Worth a hundred thousand dollars"

    I would give $100,000 to have read this book thirty years ago: because I am certain that I would be at least $500,000 richer today if I had. I do not know how to recommend a book more strongly; if I did I would do it.

    The book provides deep insights into how we think and therefore touches on many aspects of life. These insights that not only affect one's world view but much of what one does every single day.

    If I were a teacher (on whatever subject), I would make this book part of my course; if I were the head of an educational institute, I would make sure all students learn its contents before they graduate. I would like to give this book to every young person I care about (and not so young persons too). If I were Bill Gates, I would give a copy to every one alive.

    There are books that are "great" in various ways, from the Bible to Tolstoy novels to Lao-tzu to Eckhard Tolle. This one has no claim to "greatness", but it is surely among the most useful, at least to anyone who still lives in the mundane.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer Fremont, CA 05-22-12
    Amazon Customer Fremont, CA 05-22-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    57
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dry... didn't get through it all"

    This was a hard book to listen too. There were graphs and charts and figures being referred to and, well, I wasn't going to try and find those things while I was driving. I didn't get through it all. Quickly became a bit easy to predict and not very interesting. Wouldn't buy it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    abf30 Orange, CA 05-18-12
    abf30 Orange, CA 05-18-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good book, but not for audio listening"
    Would you listen to Thinking, Fast and Slow again? Why?

    No, because the author refers to a pdf exhibit frequently throughout the book, has the reader do exercises and activities, etc. Not convenient for someone listening in the car.


    Would you recommend Thinking, Fast and Slow to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend reading it either on kindle or hard copy.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    TJ1965 Redding, CA United States 05-14-12
    TJ1965 Redding, CA United States 05-14-12 Listener Since 2010

    tjenne11

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Insulting to the audience"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I really felt insulted at the pace and the level of detail provided. The narrator was so slow I was losing interest. The content was so thick & voluminous that I understood the point of the story about 1/3 of the way through; but had to keep listening. The content was great but the telling of the story was very laborious.I guess I'm a little faster than most, but really this book over 20 hours of this type of thing. Maybe they could read "Made to Stick" By Chip & Dan Heath. Get to the core of the message and illustrate with a few stories, move on.


    What was most disappointing about Daniel Kahneman’s story?

    The pace and level of detail provided was too slow, too detailed. (I love details, but not all of them)


    Would you be willing to try another one of Patrick Egan’s performances?

    No way


    Could you see Thinking, Fast and Slow being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    I may buy the book as a reference, I thought that there were many great things brought out if you're patient enough to wait for them.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    charu SEATTLE, WA, United States 05-09-12
    charu SEATTLE, WA, United States 05-09-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Mesmerizing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The author


    Which character – as performed by Patrick Egan – was your favorite?

    System1&2


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I loved hearing this book. What is said makes complete sense. Very easy to follow. Takes the listener to depths of how the brain works. There is an uncanny truth about what's said in the book. We don't notice what we are thinking, but this book draws the attention to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    chrisjterrell Boise, ID, United States 05-07-12
    chrisjterrell Boise, ID, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved this Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book just good. It introduced me to the "It depends on where you start"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David NASHVILLE, TN, United States 05-07-12
    David NASHVILLE, TN, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fascinating"

    I found this thoroughly fascinating. It is more psychology than it is economics, but it comes full circle to behavioral economics for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Barbara Charleston Area, SC 04-22-12
    Barbara Charleston Area, SC 04-22-12

    Barbara

    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I loved this book. It was long but well worth it."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Thinking, Fast and Slow to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version.


    What other book might you compare Thinking, Fast and Slow to and why?

    It was reminiscent of Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Ariely's work.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Monica SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 04-16-12
    Monica SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Outstanding summary of important research"
    What about Patrick Egan’s performance did you like?

    Perfect presentation for the subject matter.


    Any additional comments?

    Concise summary of a lot of important research. Intuitively presented. Thought provoking. Outstanding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David Hararit, Israel 04-09-12
    David Hararit, Israel 04-09-12 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Israeli scientist, great teacher"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Eyes opening, educating. Useful insight into the way our mind works. Learning to avoid common, natural mistakes. Understanding our 2 systems and when to consciously use the second one to think end decide correctly.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    You gain practical understanding from every chapter.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Must read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 131-140 of 161 results PREVIOUS113141517NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.