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Bad Science Audiobook

Bad Science

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Publisher's Summary

We are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory and sometimes misleading information - until now.

Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the dubious science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases, and missed opportunities of our time. He also shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.

©2008 Ben Goldacre (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd

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  • Ross
    5/2/17
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    "Could be life changing."
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    This book could be life changing if you're interested in science but have yet to venture into higher education to discover it. I feel that most of the points will have already been uncovered by someone with a healthy level of scepticism, and for this reason I personally found Ben Goldacre to be preaching to the choir and at times flogging a dead horse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrzej Rutkowski
    England
    3/28/17
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    "A very important book quite poorly read"

    Touches on topics that affect everyone so everyone should be familiar with. It's our health and our money. The books explains very well how to look after our health without spending our money on pointless things.
    Im not happy about the performance, though. The author is very critical and unapologetic about the quacks and dodgy practices he writes about. But the narrator makes it sound down right condenscending to the extent that the listener might become suspicious of how open minded to criticism the author is himself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    London, United Kingdom
    3/21/17
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    "Entertaining mental workout.
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    Engaging diatribe against scientific illiteracy and its consequences. Homeopathy, pill-peddling nutritional gurus and MMR scaremongers are all clinically dissected and dispatched, along with an overcredulous media more eager to scare than inform. Listening time well spent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire Potts
    1/24/17
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    "A great book everyone should read"

    Mr Goldacre is a great writer, and agree with his views or not, much can be learned about the issues of media influence on medical matters and the importance as he notes of 'Nullius in Verba' and how to gain informed views on such matters. I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book and can't recommend it strongly enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazonian
    Planet Earth
    1/5/17
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    "I did not like the narration"
    Where does Bad Science rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good book and content


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bad Science?

    concepts explained in plain language


    What didn’t you like about Rupert Farley’s performance?

    Tries too much to sound like a posh version of the Queen's English, it's painful and irritatiing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. J. I. Mahoney
    home
    12/20/16
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    "Great first half, slow finish"

    The last third completely lost me but the first half was very interesting and easy to understand. Enjoyed the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Andrew Clark
    Oxfordshire, UK
    11/25/16
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    "Important, interesting and entertaining a rare mix!"

    I selected this as my latest distraction material for a long dull commute, and feel for once my commute wasn't a waste of time! I really enjoyed this book. I feel I have actually learned a few useful things along the way, whilst being entertained! Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Brooks
    11/4/16
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    "A fascinating lesson in common sense"

    This is a truly entertaining and enlightening book. You will learn that the media pulls the wool over our eyes even more than you thought they did and you'll find every epidemic, world threat and media scare much less stressful thanks to this new view of the world.

    Highly recommend this book to everyone that is remotely interested in science (it has some parts that require your committed attention).

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  • Greg
    8/6/16
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    "Witty and relevant"

    This critique of modern science, journalism cuts to the core of what is wrong with how society perceives science. It goes one step further by giving the tools on how to combat the misleading headlines and miracle cures. A great read for anyone. but particularly useful for those currently studying the sciences.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Onery
    6/6/16
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    "A great audiobook detailing the failings in proper scientific studies that I am sure still exists today."

    A highly engrossing listen with an entertaining performer who does his best to mimic the various accents of the people mentioned in the book. The only complaint I would have is with the audio balancing, as listening to it on my iPhone (which doesn't have a great speaker to begin with anyway) results in the reader's "esses" becoming quite high-pitched and somewhat jarring much akin to nails on a blackboard. Fortunately, the issue is averted using earphones, but I would still regard that as a small setback in what should be and is an absolute recommendation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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