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Talking to Strangers
- What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know
- Written by: Malcolm Gladwell
- Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
- Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true? While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page. He was also producing for the ear. In the audiobook version of Talking to Strangers, you’ll hear the voices of people he interviewed - scientists, criminologists, military psychologists.
Very Little Insight
- By catherine on 2019-10-27
Classic Gladwell, a great listen, learings
As always, this book has all the polish and intrigue of all Gladwell books. I had to knock one star off of Performance because of this old sound that creeps into the background, every so often. Sounds like a timing bell or something like that. It distracted me ... otherwise, perfect audio!
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
Can't Hurt Me
- Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
- Written by: David Goggins
- Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
- Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.
- By Maryse on 2019-04-21
I don't listen or read military types of books. I'm more into self improvement, becoming more than who you are and living your true potential. What I loved about this book is only the human defying physical accomplishments by David, but, how he distills them into lessons. These lessons are take-aways that allow you to think about how you can apply them into your life. The dialogue between him and Adam throughout the book was great as well. Super audio!!