The Undoing Project

  • by Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris
  • 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of Holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved, Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy.
In this breathtaking new audiobook, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football.
Kahneman and Tversky, shows Michael Lewis, helped shape the world in which we now live - and may well have changed, for good, humankind's view of its own mind.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Great writer finds a great topic

If you loved Daniel Kahneman's 'Thinking Fast and Slow', you will enjoy this biography + elaboration from Michael Lewis. If you haven't read the Kahneman yet, you definitely should and then read this, assuming the 400+ pages of Kahneman left you wanting more (which is the normal reaction, I believe.)

No point in me repeating that ML is a great writer and story teller, but it probably is worth saying that the narration by Dennis Boutsikaris is of that 6-star quality that leaves you feeling sorry for people who read the hard copy version to themselves. He adds to your understanding. Leaves you waiting for the film version...

By the way, I've recently downloaded and audioed 'Winter is Coming' by Gary Kasparov and 'The Euro' by Jospeh Stiglizt from Audible.fr - the French website. I can't review them on the UK site, but I thought I would flag up that there is a different selection of Audio-books in the 'Paris Store', so you might want to check that out. So much for the single market!
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- Judy Corstjens

A powerful and evocative story of twinned minds

Where does The Undoing Project rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The best philosophical biography i have ever read/ listened to


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Undoing Project?

How Danny Kahneman and Amos Tversky's experiences of the Holocaust (and War in Israel's military) fundamentally shaped who they were; was it these experinces that fostered characters destined to be collaborators together as much as it created people that would inevitably tear apart from one another?!


Which character – as performed by Dennis Boutsikaris – was your favourite?

Amos was the most compelling and intriguiung character as you don't feel you get to understand or see all of his emotional levels.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it opened my mind to collaboration between scholars as being completely equal. The whole is greater than sum of the parts is as true in Academia as it is anywhere else in life.


Any additional comments?

The story of two trailblazers who will leave/ have left the world a better place as a result of their work.

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- Bill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd