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Nobel Prize-winning Economic Scientist Daniel Kahneman has collated all of his ground-breaking research into one essential best-selling audiobook Thinking, Fast and Slow, which has been narrated by Patrick Egan. Your entire way of thinking and decision-making will be defied after reading this book. From the way in which you form your ideas to the reasons how and why these ideas came to you in the first place. Learn more about yourself and others as you are enlightened with Kahneman’s research. Available now from Audible.

Publisher's Summary

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman's pioneering work that tackles questions of intuition and rationality. Read by the actor Patrick Egan.

Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields - including business, medicine, and politics - but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research in one book.

In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and make choices. One system is fast, intuitive, and emotional; the other is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities-and also the faults and biases-of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behaviour. The importance of properly framing risks, the effects of cognitive biases on how we view others, the dangers of prediction, the right ways to develop skills, the pros and cons of fear and optimism, the difference between our experience and memory of events, the real components of happiness-each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions.

Drawing on a lifetime's experimental experience, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our professional and our personal lives-and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Thinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you take decisions and experience the world.

©2011 Daniel Kahneman (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited

Critic Reviews

"There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece. That masterpiece is Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow. Kahneman, a winner of the Nobel Prize for economics, distils a lifetime of research into an encyclopedic coverage of both the surprising miracles and the equally surprising mistakes of our conscious and unconscious thinking. He achieves an even greater miracle by weaving his insights into an engaging narrative that is compulsively readable from beginning to end. My main problem in doing this review was preventing family members and friends from stealing my copy of the book to read it for themselves... this is one of the greatest and most engaging collections of insights into the human mind I have read." (William Easterly, Financial Times)
"Absorbing, intriguing...By making us aware of our minds' tricks, Kahneman hopes to inspire individuals and organisations to identify strategies to outwit them" (Jenni Russell, Sunday Times)
"Profound ... As Copernicus removed the Earth from the centre of the universe and Darwin knocked humans off their biological perch, Mr. Kahneman has shown that we are not the paragons of reason we assume ourselves to be." ( The Economist)

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  • Chris M
  • 11-27-17

Really hard to follow as an audiobook

when the author starts refering to numbers and theories, tables and charts, it's hard (for me at least) to visualise through words. I couldn't really get going with this book. waaaay too technical for an audio book IMO

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  • Alban
  • 11-24-17

Book of the decade

This is the most comprehensive book one can hope to read in relation to psychology.

It is not the easiest book to read but certainly it is the best book you will ever read. Probably the most useful book you will ever read.

By reading this book and you will go through a journey of discovering how you think why you think that way and what the psychological tricks are that most of us are unaware of.

From learning what a heuristic is to understanding the cognitive processes that we go through when we make decisions that require an easier outcome to decisions that require a lot harder thinking, the book explains in detail how to avoid being primed by the environment.

The examples provided of the studies that the book relies on, are breathtaking and jaw dropping making you feel sorry for yourself that you haven't read the book before.

Regardless of how long this review is and how much effort I put into reviewing this book it is undoubtedly pointless because it won't do justice to the book.

After all, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder so unless you read the book you will rely on reviews which is not what you want. By the book today read the book this week it will change your life.

The narrator is great too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-05-17

Thought provoking

Great, thought provoking book recommended to anyone with an interest in psychology and behaviour. The reading is clear and enjoyable, although the occasional reference to the supporting pdf can be irritating. Warning though, this is a very long audiobook!

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  • Mr. R. Wood
  • 09-29-17

Incredible value!

To get a synopsis of the life's work of a novel prize winning psychologist for this price!

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  • A. J. Matthews
  • 09-06-17

Narration grated me

I'm sure the ideas in this book are well worth my time but I just couldn't get past the narration in this book. It's like a news reader reading a headline and then not getting into a flow of words. The rhythm just doesn't get going for me to listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-30-17

Extremely fascinating!

Excellent book with some very interesting points/theories about the workings of the mind, Each point made is also backed up, in an effortlessly digestible manner, by multiple studies on the topic. Highly recommended, though admittedly as an audiobook there can be bouts of struggle whilst reference tables and diagrams are being referred to. You won't be disappointed by the content!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-30-17

Snowball effect

It starts slow, because the author needs to establish a number of premises. But he masterfully crafts a compelling story starting with statistical phenomena, and ending in an inevitable change in how we should view life, and the act of living rationally (or as close as possible).

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  • Laura8
  • 08-30-17

Great but makes your brain hurt

It's hard to concentrate on this book for any period of time so concentrated is the content. Decades of work in one volume. It's less digestible than other books of its kind but contains more science.

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  • JedHoll
  • 08-24-17

A classic

Amazing book which gives an insight into the often illogical workings of our minds - fascinating.

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  • Ruth Mitchell
  • 08-02-17

Very Useful

My only criticism is that I struggled to find all of the pdfs, especially the graphs; and they are occasionally important.

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  • Jordan
  • 07-03-17

Eye-opening and engaging

This is an excellent book that has opened my eyes to my patterns of thinking, and to better understand how I can understand and influence people. The reader is excellent and added to my enjoyment of the book.

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  • Anju
  • 06-19-17

Amazing book but can be made concise

The book seems like summarizing the entire work of Daniel. It was stimulating and informative but it could have been made more concise.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-18-17

struggled to keep my attention.

interesting title for the book.. not what i expected though.. more of an observation on human behavior, somewhat verbose.

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  • Jake Kampkes
  • 06-13-17

The Mind Unravelled

Fantastic look into the foibles and failings of the human condition. Kahneman takes outrageously complex concepts and boils them down to advice you can use every day.

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  • Ant
  • 04-21-17

A foundation reader

Excellent book with a depth of content that will need to be reread multiple times to unlock all the included teachings. Lived up to its hype

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  • lachy
  • 04-17-17

tough to listen to, but good

Very tough to listen to if you are driving! Could do with some breaks so they your can tell a bit easier when the topics or chapters transition, and also for the exercises.

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  • Savas
  • 04-02-17

Excellent Read

If you would like to understand why you make decisions to the way you do then this is a one book stop.

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  • Dolly
  • 03-29-17

Sparked an Immense Interest in critical thinking, epistemology, and skepticism.

What a great book - fantastically researched, in-depth, and thorough (which can come across as a little dry, but persevere - it's worth it).

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  • Alister
  • 02-09-17

could not finish it

the author spends too much time praising himself and fellow researcher. could have condensed findings... not sure how a best seller.

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  • Lance Swift
  • 02-05-17

riviting. I looked forward to listening to this

spellbinding. so interesting and informative. I'm building this into my own decision making processes. I'm looking forwards to re-reading it in a few week's time to embed the lessons