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Truth

Narrated by: Simon Ludders
Length: 10 hrs
Categories: Nonfiction, World Affairs
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Truth by Hector Macdonald, read by Simon Ludders.

For fans of Nudge, Black Box Thinking and The Art of Thinking Clearly, a fascinating dive into the many ways in which ‘competing truths’ shape our opinions, behaviours and beliefs.

True or false? It’s rarely that simple.

There is more than one truth about most things. Eating meat is nutritious, but it’s also damaging to the environment. The Internet disseminates knowledge, but it also spreads hatred. As communicators, we select the truths that are most useful to our agenda.

We can select truths constructively to inspire organisations, encourage children and drive progressive change. Or we can select truths that give a false impression of reality, misleading people without actually lying. Others can do the same, motivating or deceiving us with the truth. Truths are neutral but can also be highly versatile tools that we can use for good or ill.

Hector Macdonald here explores how truth is used and abused in politics, business, the media and everyday life. Combining great storytelling with practical takeaways and a litany of fascinating, funny and insightful case studies, Truth is a sobering and engaging listen about how profoundly our mind-sets and actions are influenced by the truths that those around us choose to tell.

©2018 Hector Macdonald (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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  • karen noy
  • 09-09-19

It will make you question everything.

A great listen, I had trouble putting it down. Nothing will be seen in the same light again