The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test

A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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In this madcap journey, Jon Ronson investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452622255
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Ronson, Jon
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OPL_AmyW Feb 22, 2018

I highly encourage any potential readers to check out the audio book version of this title. Ronson's anxious and neurotic personality shines through in his delivery and adds an additional level to each of the stories and interviews he shares. Certain chapters can feel rambling at times, but overall, this is a nice layman's introduction to the world of psychopaths, from long-term prisoners to millionaire CEOs, and the psychologists who have tried to diagnose and treat them.

mvkramer Sep 21, 2016

I just did not connect with this book the same way I did to The Men Who Stare at Goats. Maybe because it takes forever to get to the damn point, or maybe because (sorry) the author/narrator's voice is so monotonous. I quit pretty early on.

redban Sep 23, 2014

Jon Ronson narrating his own books is the way it should be! I first saw him giving a presentation online and I wasn't sure how comfortable it would be listening to his unique accent for many hours, but I quickly got used to it, and his delivery is perfect for his writing.

Nov 21, 2013

My first Jon Ronson experience was The Men Who Stare At Goats, a book that investigates U.S. Army officers tasked with trying to disintegrate live goats with their brains. True story. In The Psychopath Test, Jon delves deeply into the nature of psychopathy in both our prisons and our Fortune 500 companies. It’s the dark and twisty kind of humor; the kind that hurts a little because you know it’s true. But afterward, you will feel a little qualified to identify psychopaths by the dozens in your own life. Sooo worth it. Jon Ronson’s voice is awesome because it screams “I am a timid British man in spectacles and an adorable sweater vest!” Also, “Jon Ronson” rhymes with “Ron Swanson.” Coincidence?


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