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Joel Trachtman's audiobook presents in plain and lucid terms the powerful tools of argument that have been honed through the ages in the discipline of law. If you are a law student or new lawyer, a business professional or a government official, this book will boost your analytical thinking, your foundational legal knowledge, and your confidence as you win arguments for your clients, your organizations, or yourself. 

©2013 Joel P. Trachtman (P)2019 Joel P. Trachtman

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Not bad

In a sense just a primer, clear and concise for the size. Probably worth a second listen, I'm sure there is a lot more in here that went over my head. Would recommend.

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concentrate while reading/ listening

great book to understand legal thinking and the base of legal arguments. may need to take notes and reread some items

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great book. Not just good for legal scholars.

This book isn't just good for people in the legal progestin. It's also great for executive management.

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The narrator is okay sometimes boring..The book it's not what I imagine maybe because I'm not a lawyer.

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Vocabulary used is not for the layman

The author uses some pretty big words. Had to use the dictionary for a lot of them and they weren't legal terms.

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Ok

Not what I was looking for but still a good read definitely worth the time.

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Spent a credit on what I thought was a book on arguing and how to better myself at it. Not the case.

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  • KS KIRKPATRICK
  • 12-05-20

Debatable?

Put off by the Americanised system concentration. Good points on logic but would have preferred a Scots based legal audiobook!

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  • 04-08-20

Very clear and energetic

I'm a law student who required to read a lot of cases and compulsory readings, I got no enough time to read other the non-required readings so listening to this favourite book saves my time and I comprehend easily, the narrator brings me to a new level of experience!

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  • Iona
  • 03-14-21

Not plain spoken

If you were looking for a plain English text on tools of argument that is engaging and approachable, this is not it keep looking.

If you’re a law student or work in a law or law adjacent field, you will probably have an easier time tracking the jargon used in this book. This doesn’t make it less dry and more approachable.

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  • Trung Vu
  • 07-23-20

Too much history about law

Boring. As a lawyer I did not enjoy it. I would imagine non-lawyers would be bored out of their minds. The first hour was about the history of law ... snooze snooze. I stopped after that. Title looked good but not worth it. It was like a lecture from a boring law professor.