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Talking to Strangers

What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know
Lu par : Malcolm Gladwell
Durée : 8 h et 42 min
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Brought to you by Penguin.

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 brings Gladwell’s renowned storytelling to life in his unparalleled narrating style.  

The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives?

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.

No one challenges our shared assumptions like Malcolm Gladwell. 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.

©2019 Malcolm Gladwell (P)2019 Malcolm Gladwell

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"I love this book...reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news - the world. Reading this book changed me." (Oprah Winfrey)

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  • Nick
  • 03/10/2019

Not the most compelling MG book Ive read

I am a huge Malcolm Gladwell content fan. However, I have to say that I enjoyed this book the least out of all of the MG books I have read/listened to.

Positives:
I always appreciate Malcom narrating his own audio books - first class.

I was hugely excited by the novelty of including actual recordings in the book i.e. hearing quotes from the very sources themselves and making it into a kind of podcast on steriods. I think this was novel and a front runner of how future audio books of this nature will evolve. Full marks here.

I enjoyed the high pace and reporting style which the book follows, which aligns to previous MG book formula.

Thought provoking.

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The subject and the stories while interesting did not make a convincing argument for me. In comparison to how compelling the subjects, theories and arguments in the stories of Blink, David and Goliath and Tipping Point were, this is not in the same league.

I found the argument tenuous at best. I think the stories were compelling because of their emotive and moral shock value, but the arguments put forward as to why these happened were not convincing ... they almost had a 'conspiracy theory' quality to them. I was hoping for more sources, better examples, less repetition on for example 'default to truth theory' and a clearer and more compelling link and argument. It was however, thought provoking which is I would imagine always an author's objective.

I still remain a fan, and continue to look forward to all of Malcolm Gladwell's content - one to mention, is that I am well into season 4 of Revisionist History and love the subject matter and format of these episodes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17/09/2019

Disappointing

The book delivers none of Gladwell's usual magic of describing a handful of unexamined historical events, and rendering their connection visible in a way that brilliantly supports his thesis. Instead, he recites a string of anecdotes, only to give the most obvious of pronouncements with a self-congratulary smirk. We often get people wrong. We assume people tell the trust most of the time.

It is politically problematic to the point of needing a trigger warning. Brock Turner is said to have raped an unconscious girl due to inebriation. The catalyst for Sandra Bland's death was not police brutality, but a miscommunication.

I enjoyed a few of his other books far too much to be able to finish this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30/09/2019

Book version of Ira Glass's This American

Loved the way Mr. Gladwell brought relevant facts and stories pertaining to the Sandra Bland tragedy. He builds and pulls from Friends, Amanda Knox, and other bits to remind us of the danger of societal stereotypes and acceptance of simple explanations without digging deeper to understand people not like us. This is my favorite of all his books I have read to date.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14/02/2020

Brilliant

This title is an excellent read. It’s deeply moving and thought provoking. I throughly enjoyed the narration and different voice clips featured!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03/02/2020

double retake

you will need to listen more than once to understand humankind. We are very complex

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  • Lindsay Martin
  • 30/01/2020

Great read

Great audio book! Provides insights into issues we take for granted whenever we engage with strangers.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28/01/2020

a life changing eye opener

loved it. read in a way only Mr gladwell can. Paradoxically, it opens your eyes to how blind we are when dealing with strangers.

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  • Hudson Alumera
  • 19/01/2020

Beautiful enhanced audiobook

Great production. Amazing writing. It’s always great to hear the author. A brief on the motivation for writing the book or an author interview would really be helpful.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18/01/2020

define stranger

While the book proposes interesting ideas and introduced me to some new tools to think with, it ultimately fails to be convincing in its arguments because of the author's failer to tell me who a stranger is.

At no point is 'stranger' defined. The author equating people who have known each other for years(see Cuban spys) to people who have known each other for minutes(see judges and defendents) as being all stranger to each other.

When is someone NOT a stranger?

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  • Shipra Dutta
  • 16/01/2020

A revelation!!

How I did not understand what happened with me for so many decades! Malcolm Gladwell unraveled each move, blow by blow for me and helped me look ahead with great confidence! I am alive now!

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  • Amazon-Fan
  • 01/10/2019

Ein MUSS für alle in Justiz und Polizei

Malcolm Gladwell führt uns wieder deutlich vor Augen, wie häufig uns unsere Intuition in die Irre führt.
Wie in Tipping Point und Blink liefert er großartige Tipps, wie wir uns selbst überlisten können, damit wir nicht auf unseren eigenen Unsinn hereinfallen.
Und er zeigt, wie schief es gehen kann, wenn brillante Strategien fehlerhaft umgesetzt werden.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 11/09/2019

Innovative Format

Another Masterpiece from Malcolm. Although I'm a bit disappointed that this diagnosis has no cure. But he continues his tradition of giving us tools and vocabularies for understanding some of the most intuitive questions that trouble human beings everywhere.

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  • Ctotheb
  • 28/11/2019

What’s the message?

Ridiculous, crude ideas. You wan to tell me people couldn’t resist Hitler because he was such a charismatic person? If women drank less they wouldn’t be raped? I feel highly offended not only by the content but by the worst audio quality ever. It constantly felt like some school kid taped his dad reading some nonsensical book. What a nuisance having spend money on this!