Talking to Strangers Audiobook

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

Unabridged Audiobook

By: Malcolm Gladwell

Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell

Published: 2019-09-10

Duration: 8 hours 58 minutes 46 seconds

ISBN: 1549150340

ISBN13: 9781549150340

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Talking to Strangers Summary

A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Pres
Malcolm 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? 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.


Who wrote Talking to Strangers?

Talking to Strangers was written by Malcolm Gladwell.

Who narrates Talking to Strangers Audiobook?

This edition of Talking to Strangers Audiobook is narrated by Malcolm Gladwell.

Talking to Strangers Audiobook length

Talking to Strangers Audiobook length is 8 hours 58 minutes 46 seconds. That's 32266 seconds long!

What Awards has Talking to Strangers won?

Talking to Strangers has won the following awards:

  • Goodreads Choice Award

What year was Talking to Strangers first published?

Talking to Strangers was first published in the year 2019, originally titled: Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know. That makes it 4 years old today!