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We all interact with strangers all the time.

In a true Socratic fashion Gladwell sows more doubt than answers going case study by case study to show the uncomfortable complexities of dealing with strangers. Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives? If you like Revisionist History, Gladwell’s podcast, this audiobook will be a welcome surprise.

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And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. Why do we so often get other people wrong? In the audiobook version of Talking to Strangers, you'll hear the voices of people he interviewed--scientists, criminologists, military psychologists.

Court transcripts are brought to life with re-enactments. What if we hold the officer responsible **and** taught police how to talk to strangers? Author: Malcom Gladwell. Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? What if we "taught men how to respect women" **and** "...how to drink less".

Here he uses stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, inviting us to rethink our thinking in these troubled times. Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2019.

You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.

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Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Sorry, this title is no longer available. It seamlessly marries audiobooks and podcasts, creating a completely … As Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the suicide of Sylvia Plath, you hear directly from many of the players in these real-life tragedies. The highly anticipated new book from Malcom Gladwell, host of the chart-topping podcast Revisionist History.. With original archival interviews and musical scoring, this enhanced audiobook edition of Talking to Strangers … Brought to you by Penguin. With recordings of conversations, music, and interviews that aren’t included in the book, we were completely engrossed by the listening experience. Description. A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free PresMalcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers -- and why they often go wrong.How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation?

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He brings to the forefront the intrinsic costs we all have bear for our decisions regarding it.I love the audiobook, while not as production heavy as Revisionist History, it makes the book and easier listen by separating the narrators voice from the subjects and littering bits of context throughout the story. The audiobook edition of Talking to Strangers was an instant #1 bestseller, and was one of the most pre-ordered audiobooks in history. Two stars is probably generous! Provides a path to informed compassion for strangers and in turn, for yourself. Please try using the search feature as another version of this work may be available. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. Talking To Strangers Audiobook is a popular Self Helped Book written by Malcolm Gladwell.

"We think we can easily see into the hearts of others based on the flimsiest of clues.". Although Gladwell doesn’t address it in macro, the premise of this book is about asking the question “and”. Interacting with others - getting it right can mean life or death, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 28, 2019. A police stop ends in tragedy; Neville Chamberlain and other political figures famously misconstrued Hitler's bellicose intentions; experienced judges grant bail to defendants who, they realize too late, should have remained in jail; the sociopath, Bernie Madoff, conducted a fraudulent investment scheme for years, deceiving many individuals who thought that he was a genius at making money; Amanda Knox served prison time for a murder that she did not commit. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know. There is nothing intriguing to get your teeth into and have found the book shallow and very disappointing. Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2019. If you like Revisionist History, Gladwell’s podcast, this audiobook will be a welcome surprise. Malcolm Gladwell has created a thought-provoking exploration of how we respond to unfamiliar people and situations. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Something went wrong. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Well-written, an easy read. Lots of interesting stories? I waited until I actually finished the book before adding some thoughts here. Malcolm Gladwell is a gifted writer who engages our minds and emotions in his works of non-fiction.

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. In his always engaging and accessible way, the New Yorker writer explores how first encounters can have devastating consequences, from the fall of the Aztec empire to Fidel Castro fooling the CIA. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, reinvents the audiobook in this immersive production of TALKING TO STRANGERS… Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. Sorry, but I did not like this book. Suppose all you wanted to say was “We should (also) accept the limits of our ability to decipher strangers”, but you don’t have enough material to project it as a great idea, and you have to write a complete book about it, what would you do? The music and real interviews that were able to be placed within the book was everything. With recordings of conversations, music, and interviews that aren’t included in the book, we were completely engrossed by the listening experience. With original archival interviews and musical scoring, this enhanced audiobook edition of Talking to Strangers brings Gladwell’s renowned storytelling to life in his unparalleled narrating style. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know. Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psychology and infamous legal cases - Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are never simple and misreading them can have disastrous consequences. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The best thing I can say is that it is well-written, very fluent and conversational as one would expect from a top New Yorker writer. I am about halfway through and have found it to be a series of stories which make the same basic point.

If you think we've made a mistake, please contact Audible Customer Care at 1-888-283-5051. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. Talking to Strangers feels like an important reminder to think twice before making snap judgments. The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. "Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. Wow, does this book ever suffer from a severe case of foot-in-mouth disease! Publishing Date of the book is September 10, 2019. In "Talking to Strangers,” he tells us true stories that, at first, seem to be unrelated. Let’s be more mindful and patient with a new encounter. Better on Audible than on Kindle or Hardcover. 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.

Somehow I was expecting rather more from this celebrated author. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 26, 2019. He was also producing for the ear. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 30, 2019. ©2019 Malcolm Gladwell (P)2019 Malcolm Gladwell. It follows the genre of Self-Helped and Motivational. I have never read anything else by Malcolm Gladwell as far as I know, but I was curious and even a bit excited to try this out because he is so well known for influential books such as The Tipping Point. It's odd to see some of the reviews. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The highly anticipated new book from Malcom Gladwell, host of the chart-topping podcast Revisionist History. Talking to Strangers … View cart for details. No one challenges our shared assumptions like Malcolm Gladwell.