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SuperFreakonomics

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Steven D. Levitt

Narrated By: Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: October 2009

Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling more than four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world.

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with Superfreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.

SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as:

How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa?
What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common?
Can eating kangaroo save the planet?
Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else. By examining how people respond to incentives, they show the world for what it really is—good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, super freaky. Freakonomics has been imitated many times over—but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match.

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  • Michael McLeon

    It was ok but not at good as the first. Still enjoyed hearing it while at work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Not nearly as good as the first. A lot about a company in Silicon Valley writing patents on environmental fixes. Got boring half way through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sandy

    They should have stopped with their first book. This book was simply boring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Joe

    I found the book to be very entertaining. The facts and statistics produced by the author, along with the unexpected results of the best laid plans of mice and men, show just how unpredictable humans can be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kyra Hinderman

    Loved it. Will probably listen to it over and over.