Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell audiobook

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

By Malcolm Gladwell
Read by Malcolm Gladwell

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316478526
8.71 Hours Unabridged
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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, a powerful examination of our interactions with people we don't know. 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. Court transcripts are brought to life with re-enactments. You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. 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. There's even a theme song - Janelle Monae's "Hell You Talmbout." Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. 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. The audiobook edition of Talking to Strangers was an instant #1 bestseller, and was one of the most pre-ordered audiobooks in history. It seamlessly marries audiobooks and podcasts, creating a completely new and real listening experience.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A New York Times bestseller in Audio

A People Pick of the Week

A #1 iBooks bestseller in Audiobooks

A Parade Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks for Fall

An Esquire Pick of Best Audiobooks

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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, a powerful examination of our interactions with people we don't know.
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. Court transcripts are brought to life with re-enactments. You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. 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. There's even a theme song - Janelle Monae's "Hell You Talmbout."
Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. 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.
The audiobook edition of Talking to Strangers was an instant #1 bestseller, and was one of the most pre-ordered audiobooks in history. It seamlessly marries audiobooks and podcasts, creating a completely new and real listening experience.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Both fascinating and topical...A thoughtful treatise...Gladwell writes in his signature colorful, fluid, and accessible prose. Publishers Weekly
Another Gladwell tour de force...intellectually stimulating...Readers expecting another everything-you-think-you-know-is-wrong page-turner will not be disappointed. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Gladwell's case studies are thrilling...Chock-full of gripping anecdotes from the recent and forgotten past. He uses these riveting stories to offer up bite-size observations about how we engage with strangers. Maggie Taft, Booklist
Mr. Gladwell's towering success rests on the moment when the skeptic starts to think that maybe we're wrong about everything and maybe, just maybe, this Gladwell guy is onto something...Talking to Strangers is weightier than his previous titles. Amy Chozick, New York Times
Gladwell interviews brilliant people, generates powerful insights, writes like an angel, and has earned a massive and admiring audience. He has a keen eye and a witty flair and he's one of the best observationalists of a generation. Gladwell is a big-picture thinker who helps us make sense of the human condition. Bob Brisco, WebMD Magazine
As always, with his narrative gift and eye for the telling detail, Gladwell peppers his work with unforgettable facts... He has immense gifts--a probing, original, questioning mind, an ability to dig up information others haven't considered and tie it to a broader point. He has a narrative skill nonpareil. Stephen Galloway, Hollywood Reporter
Superb writing. Masterful structure. Pilita Clark, Financial Times (UK)
Inspiring and motivating...Gladwell is a wunderkind and a saint...He takes on racial division, incompatible perspectives, and emotional dissonance without ever sounding preaching or proud. The stories make you think. John Brandon, Daily Beast
Engaging...Mr. Gladwell [presents] a mountain of quirky anecdotes and interesting research about our blunders with strangers, and why we make them...It's fascinating to peek at these incidents through Mr. Gladwell's psychological lens. Leigh Anne Focareta, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Gladwell has again delivered a compelling, conversation-starting read...At a time when the world feels intractably polarized, a book examining the varying ways we misinterpret or fail to communicate with one another could not feel more necessary...With a mix of reporting, research and a deft narrative hand, Gladwell illuminates these examples with the page-turning urgency of a paperback thriller. Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
Powerful advice on truly getting to know others...Gladwell brilliantly argues that we should stop assuming, realize no one's transparent and understand that behavior is tied to unseen circumstances. People, Book of the Week
“Gladwell brilliantly argues that we should stop assuming, realize no one’s transparent, and understand that behavior is tied to unseen circumstances.” People
Talking to Strangers is a must-read...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, O, The Oprah Magazine
“Offers a provocative take on what close encounters between strangers have to teach us…Reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news—the world.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Gives us more food for thought…Read by the engaging author himself.” Parade (audio review)
“Malcolm Gladwell is a fabulous narrator…His pleasing tone, phrasing palette, and exceptional skill with dramatic pauses all sound natural, yet add sparkling energy to his writing…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Gladwell’s message that we should all approach strangers ‘with caution and humility’—has fortuitous timing, given a political climate in which we can hardly stand to interact with people who watch a different cable network.” New York Times
“This book is kind of like taking a crash college course in communication, except Malcom Gladwell is your professor, and he’s helping you completely rethink the way you go through the world.” Esquire
“Puts a distinctive and provocative spin on his topic, bringing it to life by populating the book with riveting, headline-grabbing scandals and drawing on psychological research and social science to support his claims.” Christian Science Monitor
“With a mix of reporting, research, and a deft narrative hand, Gladwell illuminates these examples with the page-turning urgency of a paperback thriller, building a case on the ways these misconceptions lead to disaster…A compelling, conversation-starting read.” Los Angeles Times
“A sweeping survey tour of miscommunication, through stories ripped from the headlines and history books…Fascinating.” NPR

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Author Bio: Malcolm Gladwell

Author Bio: Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with the New Yorker since 1996. He is a former writer at the Washington Post and served as the newspaper’s New York City bureau chief. He has won a National Magazine Award, and in 2005 he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of four books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking, and Outliers: The Story of Success, all of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. His book What the Dog Saw is a compilation of stories published in the New Yorker. Gladwell graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. He was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 8.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English