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Blink Audiobook

Blink

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Publisher's Summary

Intuition is not some magical property that arises unbidden from the depths of our mind. It is a product of long hours and intelligent design, of meaningful work environments, and particular rules and principles. This audiobook shows us how we can hone our instinctive ability to know in an instant, helping us to bring out the best in our thinking and become better decision-makers in our homes, offices, and in everyday life. Just as he did with his revolutionary theory of the tipping point, Gladwell reveals how the power of blink could fundamentally transform our relationships - the way we consume, create and communicate, how we run our businesses, and even our societies. You'll never think about thinking in the same way again.

©2005 Malcolm Gladwell; (P)2005 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Brilliant." (Observer)
"Astonishing." (Daily Mail)
"Compelling." (Evening Standard)

What Members Say

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    Dolf 06-07-12
    Dolf 06-07-12
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    "Stunning but Gladwel spoilt us with Outliers"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Blink to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the fact that it is author read gives it a feel of authenticity. I don't have to judge emphasis or pronunciation (not a native English speaker)


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The book confronts one with everyday realities which is presented from a new perspective.


    Which character – as performed by Malcolm Gladwell – was your favorite?

    He does himself rather convincingly :-)


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

    It held my attention, but not to the point where I could not pause. I liked it - binding enough to hold me yet autonomous enough in its coherence that the interruptions inevitable in my life did not significantly detract from the value even though I can only listen for ~40 minutes at a time


    Any additional comments?

    Outliers spoiled it for us as this is somewhat less wow but by any other standard it is great. Sometimes I got the feeling the point was belabored as it was already stated yet only paraphrased later, but there were also times when the extra angle added more insight.
    All n all a valuable listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Gauteng, South Africa 04-23-12
    Brenda Gauteng, South Africa 04-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Malcolm Gladwell Rocks!"
    Would you listen to Blink again? Why?

    Absolutely. It's great to re-read/listen to good books to refresh your memory.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Malcolm Gladwell thoroughly covers the material and his narration is just perfect.


    Which character – as performed by Malcolm Gladwell – was your favorite?

    Malcolm Gladwell!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the section on body language and Paul Eckman's work.


    Any additional comments?

    As always, Malcolm Gladwell entertains and inspires! The world would not be the same without him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rob Melbourne, Australia 02-29-12
    Rob Melbourne, Australia 02-29-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Concept"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Great performance by Malcolm, excellently read and a different and intriguing concept


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blink?

    Chapters 5 & 6 stood out for me and really tied the book together with great studies on Coca cola, Pepsi, The Amadou Diallo shooting and musician 'Kenna'


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The case study of Amadou Diallo was excellent.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a Life changer but a solid concept and idea that does help you consciously change your bad thinking habits.. Recommended but not a MUST HAVE for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Dunlop Villahermosa, Mexico 12-12-11
    Anthony Dunlop Villahermosa, Mexico 12-12-11
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    "Really enjoyed the book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Blink to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The subject matter contained a lot of ideas that were completely new to me.


    What about Malcolm Gladwell???s performance did you like?

    Malcolm Gladwell is passionate about his ideas, and this comes over clearly in his reading.


    If you could give Blink a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Important observations about first impressions


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    germano 03-29-10
    germano 03-29-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "great"

    Great book, as other books from same author. Makes you think about how decisions are made in our world, and how they affect us. My only constraint towards a five star rating is that some statistics deserved more details; mere averages without mentioning deviation can be misleading, specially when values are close.

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  • Ritchie
    5/11/16
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    "Not his best"

    While I enjoyed blink, if did not hold a candle to outliers of the tipping point. Still worth a read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chloe
    11/2/15
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    "this is a great read!"

    highly recommend this audio because malcolm reads it so well. looking forward to reading more of his books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Noo
    WELLING, United Kingdom
    9/12/15
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    "Insight into the unconscious"

    Loved this intelligent yet uncomplicated recounting of very complex subject matter. Fascinating and kept me engaged to the very end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • BB
    UK
    7/30/15
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    "Very long winded"

    The concepts were interesting but often the point was laboured for hours it got quit tedious towards the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Judy Corstjens
    7/18/11
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    "Gadfly-Gladwell"

    Mr Gladwell has collected an interesting set of anecdotes loosely connected to short time spans and pulls them together without much logic or structure and with many internal contradictions. Sometimes experts are people who have analysed their topic (e.g. food) so that they have access to their sub-conscious whereas non-experts flounder around with holistic impressions, sometimes experts have such finely tuned intuitions that they can instantly say that, for example, a statue is fake, but they have no access to the (highly trained) sub-conscious that tells them this. Ignore pedants like me, Mr Gladwell's amiable muddle-through will provide entertainment and food for thought (especially about prejudice) for any reader.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • A. J. Bellamy
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    5/21/15
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    "Did I miss something"

    Or could this have been summarised in about two pages ..... The premise I agree with but talk about labouring a point ....

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Simon Pegg
    12/4/06
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    "Fascinating and Compelling"

    Excellent. I am sure I will listen to this again and again.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    7/27/09
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    "Brain shift"

    This book really makes you rethink how you think.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Anthony
    london, United Kingdom
    7/14/11
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    "Awful"

    Opportunist crap. This guy doesn't have any theory, ideas, nothing. He just wanted to make money with this.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Oliver
    5/22/17
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    "A master class is story telling "

    it's amazingly well paced, Malcolm's writing style is so engaging. The interwoven story's give practical examples to a subject which could be difficult and access.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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