AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Marc Cashman

Contemporary Culture • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

An entertaining and informative study of the physiological and psychological causes of human error is laced with breezy humor. Hallinan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, cites numerous studies that try to answer why people forget their keys, nurses administer wrong doses of medications, and handicappers pick the wrong horses and CEOs the wrong strategies. Along the way, we find that stock analysts fare no better on the exchange than novice investors, that weathermen are perhaps the best predictors, and that there are numerous counterintuitive facts related to mistakes. Marc Cashman reads at a uniformly brisk pace. One wishes that he had paid more attention to the author's charm and wit, which would have relieved his unrelenting documentary-style sameness. Y.R. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2009]



Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2009

CD ISBN 9781415958674 $80.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile

AudioFile Newsletter

Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×