As a child I taught myself to read and was lost in a world of books, but never had the luxury of being read to..until now!! Loving audible!
Absolutely. Jon Ronson made this book for me. I have immediately downloaded another of his books, as he is also the reader on that. Ronson's narrative style is engaging, funny and yet strangely relaxing. I bet his kids get great bedtime stories!
Ronson himself! Absurdedly neurotic yet normal. He shares his inner neurosis and that of the people he meets with humour, honesty and a strange wheedling....like a dog with a bone...he manages to work on his subjects in such a disarming way that they open up to him and are seemingly never offended by his digging into their lives and ultimately their minds....
This was my first, won't be my last!
Really, really interesting. I actually learnt a lot, and also remembered a lot from modern history, yet from the other side, ie. detectives and also institutions that house those deemed too dangerous to roam our streets. Fascinating stuff, brilliantly told.
Enlightening interesting thought-provoking
Learning what went on and probably still goes on behind the closed doors of institutions that are quite frankly being run by the very people that should be patients there! And the story of Tony, I found incredible and am still unsure of his mental state, if I deed there is one.
I just love Jon Ronson. His writing, his interests are all the same as mine and his voice just makes it!
Hmmmm, a lot of the common factors that make pshycopaths, pshycopaths! The disturbing nature of the abuse they suffered as children and that any human being especially a mother could inflict on her own child, such inhumane cruelty.
I personally have enjoyed every Jon Ronson book I have read or listened to and just wish he'd write one every week!
I've been addicted to books since I can remember. I will read anything! Listening is a relatively new skill.
Another fantastic piece of journalism. Witty and entertaining but most of all it is relevant and very troubling.
I really enjoyed this audiobook although it has made into a psychopath spotter!
I think it really benefitted from Ronson personally narrating as the story comes alive. I was so enthralled I listened to it in under 48hrs,
Funny and interesting
not gripping enough for me. I have read other non fiction book that kept me in it the whole time but this one did. Not sure exactly why, maybe it was just the subject that didn't interest me much
'Read' this for my book group, and at first I wasn't keen, but once I got into it I found it fascinating! The tendency to begin to assess your own family and friends for 'evidence' of the various traits is unavoidable.
Although some of what Ronson reveals is really quite shocking, it's all done in a very accessible way, with plenty of humour too.
i am not really interested in psychology just bought this because it looked interesting. i found it fascinating. once again audible thanks for broadening my horizons. found myself looking at friends and colleagues differently and putting them on the psychopath scale.
While listening to this book, for the first time I wondered if I might be a psychopath. I conclude no but it amused me that the book could question this. Jon though did make me realise everything is not black and white when it comes to personality disorders. Jon reads the book well and it is an easy book to listen to even if you have no knowledge of the subject matter. I'd recommend trying the book out.