LISTENER

Glenn T.

  • 1
  • review
  • 5
  • helpful votes
  • 9
  • ratings
  • Freakonomics

  • Revised Edition
  • Written by: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, and whose conclusions turn the conventional wisdom on its head. Thus the new field of study contained in this audiobook: Freakonomics. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives: how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Bad

  • By Glenn T. on 2017-10-07

Not Bad

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-10-07

This is an entertaining book to listen to, and it is well narrated. However, the author makes some wild claims without backing them up, all the while warning against following the "conventional wisdom" or blindly accepting "facts" published in the media. Be wary of blindly accepting the "facts" published in Freakonomics.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful