Bad Science

  • by Ben Goldacre
  • Narrated by Jonathan Cowley
  • 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Author Ben Goldacre exposes the epidemic of pseudoscience and gives listeners the tools they need to distinguish good science from nonsense.


What the Critics Say

"Great fun for science and statistics geeks, this is challenging in the best sense of the word." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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The Brits Pull No Punches On Fake Medicine!!

First off, be aware that the humor in this book is VERY British. I didn't know that going in, but was pleasantly surprised. The narrarator is SPOT ON with the read. It's witty, yet scientific, and filled with interesting facts. Rather bravely, the author (Goldacre) admits numerous times when he's getting too bogged down in boring/heavy stuff, and apologizes. This is done in a way that's charming and hillarious. Entertaining all the way through. If you've ever wondered about the reality of Homeopathic remedies, natural healing, witch doctors, etc, then you will LOVE this book!
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- aaron "Let's face it, these authors aren't paying me, so there's no need to lie!!"


Would you listen to Bad Science again? Why?

I will listen again, just because there was so much in it that I can't remember every detail all at once. FABULOUS information and take!

Any additional comments?

I loved this book! Of course, the fact that the author agreed with me on the pseudoscience of many alternative medicine certainly didn't hurt, but it was more than that. He came and things as a nonbeliever in everything, whether it be alternative medicine or science, whether it be medicine or placebo. Furthermore, he was able to say that “yes, some things that are not scientifically proved actually have proved helpful, MORE than doing nothing”. He did his best to explain what could be going on, and he did his best to allow for individuals' belief systems. In some cases, he said that he doesn't agree with you, but he respects your choice. I personally, furthermore, learned things about what I, personally, need to look for. It was a great book!

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- Marsha L. Woerner "Mother and catlover"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-13-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio