• The Tipping Point

  • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-02-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (601 ratings)

Summary

In this brilliant and original audiobook, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the 'tipping point', that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change.
©2000 Malcolm Gladwell (P)2000, 2005 Time Warner AudioBooks
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Critic reviews

"A fascinating book that makes you see the world in a different way." (Fortune)
"Hip and hopeful, The Tipping Point is like the idea it describes: concise, elegant but packed with social power. A book for anyone who cares about how society works and how we can make it better." (George Stephanopoulos)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Billy Bob on 24-08-15

Abridged version lacks substance

I generally avoid abridged versions but got this one by mistake. It's not awful, but I get the feeling that a lot of the substance was probably thinned out to shorten the running time, which is a shame - Gladwell's other works contain a wealth of wonderful detail, whereas this felt like it didn't go deep enough into the points made. I will be returning it and getting the unabridged version instead.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Graham Field on 20-04-18

Could use an update

Firstly I didn't realise it was abridged and only 3 hours long, that's my fault. However the afterword acknowledges the internet but not social media which kind of dates the book.
Still got some timeless insights so worth a listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sarp on 12-02-16

An eyeopener

Whether you are runinng a business or trying to manage your family, the book leaves you with very interesting thinking points to revisit your strategies and plans. Very mind opening and empowering.
So, yes; an excellent book to "read" and perhaps re-read..
BUT, the narration..
The over-soothing tone of the author makes you drift into sleep in a story which needs much attention to properly follow and digest. As much flattering as it is to hear the author firsthand, narration should have been done by someone with a tone that better fits the story. So, prepare to use that 10 sec-rewind button over and over -- even then, well worth it.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By jfhn on 25-11-09

Eye opener!!!

it certainly makes you understand and appreciate the surroundings of things, the narrating is good and it keeps you interested.

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