The Ten Types of Human

  • by Dexter Dias
  • Narrated by Tom Clegg
  • 26 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This audiobook will introduce you to ten people. In a way, you already know them. Only you don't - not really. In a sense, they are you. Only they're not entirely. They inform and shape the most important decisions in your life. But you're almost certainly unaware of their intervention.
They are the Ten Types of Human. Who are they? What are they for? How did they get into your head? We want to believe that there are some things we would never do. We want to believe that there are others we always would. But how can we be sure? What are our limits? Do we have limits? The answer lies with the Ten Types of Human: the people we become when we are faced with life's most difficult decisions. But who or what are these types? Where do they come from? How did they get into our heads?
The Ten Types of Human is a pioneering examination of human nature. It looks at the best and worst that human beings are capable of and asks why. It explores the frontiers of the human experience, excavating the forces that shape our thoughts and actions in extreme situations. It begins in a courtroom and journeys across four continents and through the lives of some exceptional people, in search of answers.
Mixing cutting-edge neuroscience, social psychology and human rights research, The Ten Types of Human is at once a provocation and a map to our hidden selves. It provides a new understanding of who we are - and who we can be.

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This book blew me away

What made the experience of listening to The Ten Types of Human the most enjoyable?

Oh wow! This book is a mind changer. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Dexter Dias is a very gifted writer and his subject matter is challenging and deeply affecting at the same time. I am glad I chose the audio version because I could keep listening when reading would have been difficult. This is one of the few books I will listen to again.


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I wish the author had narrated this himself. I just feel it would have had an even greater impact that way (if that is possible).

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- absolutebookworm

Wonderful book and great narrative

Two of the best books I have read this year have been written by human rights lawyers (the other being "East West Street"). I kept seeing this book at the 2017 Hay-on-Wye festival but didn't see his talk sadly as I think this book is a masterpiece blending true, riveting stories that cover topics as diverse as slavery, rescuing people from hopeless situations, assisted suicide, FGM (female genitalia mutilation), horrific revenge, the power of a parents love and others. The stories are gripping and Dias can paint a wonderful picture wether in a cold, empty bar in Russia, talking to a wonderful lady who communicates one letter at a time with her eye or the effects of people living different lives in places as far as Africa or USA or Asia. Much as this stories can grip (and they do), he uses these to tell us about who we are, what we are and why do we sometimes behave in an often myriad, different ways. I hope as many people read this wonderful book mixing wonderful narratives with neuroscience and other scientific research, philosophy, and moral dilemmas and questions. I loved this book and it has made me want to contribute to changing the world to a better place. Let's build bridges rather than walls. It's not a quick read but the author brings everything together at the end, as if listening to the vibrations of a symphony with all the pieces coming together. Brilliant! I only wonder why is wasn't reviewed in many papers but feel lucky I stumbled upon it. A few weeks have passed since reading but I can't forget it.
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- J. Drew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2017
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks