The Wisdom of Psychopaths

  • by Kevin Dutton
  • Narrated by David Timson
  • 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Psychopath. No sooner is the word out than images of murderers, suicide bombers and gangsters flash across our minds. But unlike their box-office counterparts, not all psychopaths are violent or even criminal. In fact they are fearless, confident, ruthless and focused - qualities tailor-made for success in twenty-first-century society.
In this groundbreaking adventure into the world of psychopaths, renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals a shocking truth: psychopaths have something to teach us.


What the Critics Say

" The Wisdom of Psychopaths is a surprising, absorbing, and perceptive book...I found it altogether fascinating." (Philip Pullman)
"Dutton tackles an elusive, important and much neglected aspect of the mind; our personality. He presents some highly original insights and does so in a provocative and humorous style." (V. S. Ramachandran, author of The Tell-Tale Brain)


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent audiobook

Solid book, great use of research and fantastic narration. Interesting theme that takes the reader off on many paths, then manages to tie everything together and provoke thought and debate.
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- Adrian Shaw

This is not a good book... Sorry

I read Kevin Duttons other book"flipnosis" and loved it. One thing that seemed odd though was that he kept going off topic (persuasion) to talk about psychopaths.
I could see the loose connection between good persuaders I guess but he was obsessed.

Seeing this book I thought "brilliant... a structured book based solely on what he's passionate about".

What I actually got was a long, unstructured ramble with less actual content than flipnosis.

Honestly couldn't recommend Flipnosis more (print version) but you can skip this one.

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- Ryan Law

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2015
  • Publisher: Jammer Audio