• 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: 02-09-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (695 ratings)

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Publisher's 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.
Don't miss any of Malcolm Gladwell's books, articles, and interviews.
©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)
"A wonderful page-turner about a fascinating idea that should affect the way every thinking person thinks about the world around him." (Michael Lewis)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Sarp on 02-12-16

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 11-25-09

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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2 out of 5 stars
By Billy Bob on 08-24-15

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 04-20-18

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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5 out of 5 stars
By awoossii on 01-11-15

Full version is better

The abridged version is good but the full book is way better. I read the book a couple of years ago and now listened to to the short audio version

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Christine Fletcher on 08-27-16

Intriguing topic explained well

This is a fascinating insight into just what brings the 'tipping point' into play. Explains the why & how of trends.

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