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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 519
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 473

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

Terrible narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-16

all the listeners who are not new to Audible know what a difference a good narration makes. The author of this book decided to read the book herself the narration is horrible. I barely got through about 30 minutes of not being able to focus on the story and decided to return it.

For those of you who decide to power through the narration, good luck!

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,842
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,277
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,277

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

Spectacular narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-16

The story is amazing, but the narration is spectacular. It feels as if one is watching a move, complete with accents, intonation, etc. I have listened to tens of Audible books and this one is one of the best, if not the best.