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What the Dog Saw Audiobook

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

Over the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has become the most gifted and influential journalist in America. In The New Yorker, his writings are such must-reads that the magazine charges advertisers significantly more money for ads that run within his articles. With his number-one best sellers, The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, he has reached millions of readers. And now the very best and most famous of his New Yorker pieces are collected in a brilliant and provocative anthology.

Among the pieces: his investigation into why there are so many different kinds of mustard but only one kind of ketchup; a surprising assessment of what makes for a safer automobile; a look at how we hire when we can't tell who's right for the job; an examination of machine built to predict hit movies; the reasons why homelessness might be easier to solve than manage; his famous profile of inventor and entrepreneur Ron Popeil; a look at why employers love personality tests; a dissection of Ivy League admissions and who gets in; the saga of the quest to invent the perfect cookie; and a look at hair dye and the hidden history of postwar America.

For the millions of Malcolm Gladwell fans, this anthology is like a greatest hits compilation-a mix tape from America's alpha mind.

©2009 Malcolm Gladwell; (P)2009 Hachette

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    David Pippenger On an island in the middle of a river in Oregon 03-20-15
    David Pippenger On an island in the middle of a river in Oregon 03-20-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Eye opening."

    I have now listened to every Malcolm Gladwell book and can enthusiastically recommend them all.

    This book is different in that it is a compilation of his articles in the New York Times, but it is eye opening and thought provoking nonetheless.

    I anxiously await his next effort.

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    Cynthia Stahl Shelby Township, MI USA 03-17-15
    Cynthia Stahl Shelby Township, MI USA 03-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent book!"

    another very enjoyable Malcolm Gladwell book. his writing is excellent and he is a great reader.

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    Jennifer 02-13-15
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    "I'm in love with Malcolm Gladwell"

    All of his books are captivating & this one takes the standpoint that not all of our "facts" assumptions or profiling has any basis to reality. Makes you question why you believe what you believe.

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    April RENTON, WA, United States 01-17-15
    April RENTON, WA, United States 01-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it as with all of his books, extremely"

    fun read, touches on several themes like bias and generalizations expanded in other future works

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    Taxvictim Raleigh, NC 11-30-14
    Taxvictim Raleigh, NC 11-30-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Use Audible App to listen at 1.5x"

    If you're hungry for more Gladwell, this collection delivers. Diverse topics, but only MG can compare mammograms to Scudbusters, and the NFL draft to teacher improvement. I really enjoyed it.

    Use the Audible App to listen at 1.5 times the normal playback speed. This is very easy to comprehend at that speed, and you get 50% more information per minute.

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    OLIVIA MCKINSEY 04-09-14
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    "Great stories, bad recording"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    At this point, I would recommend the BOOK to my friends, but not the audiobook. The editing on this particular recording leaves a lot to be desired. There is random music in the middle of some articles that does not seem to contribute to the overall story telling - like it was to be used to bridge the gap between points, but failed miserably. There are also very noticeable editing errors and entire portions of speaking dialog missing - seems like perhaps a sentence or two.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The range of topics keeps me entertained and continue to challenge my own perspective and understanding of long established assumptions.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Malcolm Gladwell’s performances?

    Yes - I have enjoyed several of his books previously, which influenced my purchase of this title.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Challenging the Norm


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy listening to Malcolm Gladwell's content as his perspective typically challenges the norm and always proposes "The other side of the story."

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    02-19-14
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    "One of Malcolm Gladwell's finest presentations."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. A journey through - that which we did not have to personally experience yet receive the benefits of.


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Gladwell has 5 masterpieces at Audible. Hope you will enjoy and benefit from all.

    Bill Ellington
    Alexandria, LA

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    William Bullock Easton, CT USA 11-24-13
    William Bullock Easton, CT USA 11-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "More like 'what the cat dragged in'"
    Would you try another book from Malcolm Gladwell and/or Malcolm Gladwell?

    Absolutely


    Has What the Dog Saw turned you off from other books in this genre?

    At issue, this book has no uniting theme, its a random collection of interesting stories. Likely leftover research from this other amazing books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Consuming Safety, the stories around how people 'consume' or adjust their behaviors when new safety technologies are implemented. Example, anti-lock brakes in one sample did not reduce accidents as the drivers with them drove more aggressively.


    Was What the Dog Saw worth the listening time?

    Yes, just not worth a second listen, unlike his other books which are worth listening to at least twice.


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    Brady 11-12-13
    Brady 11-12-13
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    "A nice variety of eclectic stories"

    This is typical Gladwell. It is an eclectic collection of stories on a variety of topics. In the typical Gladwell style, it will leave you entertained, educated, and pondering topics you didn't know were so darn interesting.

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    Bruno CT 10-13-13
    Bruno CT 10-13-13 Member Since 2016

    Avid reader and audiobook listener. Grew up on books on cassettes and a sony walkman. My dad introduced me to books on tapes when I was 12

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    "Malcolm at his best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Malcolm Gladwell always brings a whole new look at how we perceive things in life. I always enjoy his books and What the Dog Saw doesn't disappoint. Looking at life from this perspective, how you carry yourself and how you are perceived. Its a new and refreshing look at life in the way Gladwell always does.


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