• The Sociopath Next Door: by Martha Stout

  • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
  • By: Instaread
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-09-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Instaread
  • 4 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

Regular price: $3.95

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Publisher's Summary

Please Note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book.

Sociopaths comprise an alarming four percent of the population; that is, one in every 25 people is a sociopath. But this mental disorder is not well understood and many people fail to recognize it in others, which makes sociopaths difficult to identify and potentially very dangerous. It is urgent that people understand what a sociopath is and learn to recognize their revealing traits in order to protect themselves against these individuals who otherwise blend into the general population.

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Good overview

Nice quick review for therapists working with this population. I listened to it as a refresher for my clinical work.

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dry and unremarkable

This is a synopsis of the full book of the same title. Each chapter has a summary followed by "take-aways." These are delivered in such a dry, dull manner that you won't remember any of them. I suspect the full book has real-life examples and anecdotes that make the points understandable and more interesting, so skip this and read the other.

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  • soozoo
  • 08-09-18

Extremely repetitive, lacking detail

Psychopaths lack the ability to feel guilt. x100

There’s nothing in this book that isn’t already covered by the top result of searching “how to spot a psychopath” into google.

Even Wikihow gives a more detailed insight to the topic.

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  • Colleen Kelly
  • 07-17-17

This is not a book - it's only a book review

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

MAKE IT CLEAR - this is not a book - it's simply someone reviewing it. And...in a hideous electronic voice.

What didn’t you like about Michael Gilboe’s performance?

I don't think it is even a person - hideous electronic voice. Not a book. Only a very brief and short review.

What character would you cut from The Sociopath Next Door: by Martha Stout?

Not applicable. This is not a book...it's only a brief book review, read very badly.

Any additional comments?

Buy the REAL BOOK!!!! This is not a book only a badly written electronically read review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful