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  • The Confidence Game

  • Why We Fall for It...Every Time
  • By: Maria Konnikova
  • Narrated by: Maria Konnikova
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 518

While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen - the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs - are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion, and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it over and over again? These are the questions that journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova tackles in her mesmerizing new book.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Confidence Game = major disappointment

  • By Nicole Kiess on 02-16-16

I enjoyed the narration.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I'm writing this because I noticed there were a lot of reviewers complaining about narration. The book was read by the author which I enjoy because she read it the way she wrote it. I would say her voice is a bit seductive and her tone is a bit conspiratorial, which matches the book quite well. That may turn out to be an issue for you so just give the sample a listen and see if it will work for you.

  • The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic

  • A New Translation
  • By: Eliphas Lévi, John Michael Greer - translator, Mark Anthony Mikituk - translator
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Filling a huge gap in our spiritual culture, here - at last - is a comprehensive and elegant translation of the 1854 French masterwork of occult philosophy. The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic reignited the esoteric spiritual search in the West and led to the emergence of Madame Blavatsky, Manly P. Hall, and the New Age revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A performance tour de force!

  • By Brian Allen on 06-29-17

Exceptional Narratation

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Reviewed: 11-29-18

Best book on magic I've come across. It's scope is huge. I liked it so much I got a physical copy as well. I'll be reading this again (and again). Not only is the book more than I could have asked for the narration is absolutely perfect.