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3.0000538097288 out of 53.0000538097288 out of 53.0000538097288 out of 53.0000538097288 out of 53.0000538097288 out of 5 3.00 (37,168 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner Narrator: Stephen J. Dubner Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling more than four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world. Now Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with Superfreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.

SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as:

–How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa?

–What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common?

–Can eating kangaroo save the planet?

Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else. By examining how people respond to incentives, they show the world for what it really is—good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, super freaky

Freakonomics has been imitated many times over—but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match.

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  • “Whether one agrees with the authors or not, Dubner's high-energy reading and obvious glee over some of the great ‘got-cha!’ moments make for addictive listening.”

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  • “A humdinger of a book: page-turning, politically incorrect and ever-so-slightly intoxicating, like a large swig of tequila.”

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  • “Lie back and let Levitt and Dubner's bouncy prose style carry you along from one peculiarity to the next.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maarten | 2/17/2014

    " Warning: can change your opinion about alot of things. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kevin | 2/14/2014

    " Just not very good. Over simplification of data; lots of biased assumptions; storytelling to support their correlation theories. I think they became cocky after the first book and thought they could write outlandish stuff for the general public. But then they bypassed a lot of scientific rigor and overstated studies' results. The stats in here may impress the lay person, but i couldn't get away with this stuff at my office. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Richard Devita | 2/14/2014

    " Don't wast your time. The first one was great but this was a bust. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jamie Sigal | 2/12/2014

    " I didn't find this to be anywhere near as engaging as the first one. "

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About the Author
Author Steven D. Levitt

Steven D. Levitt is the Alvin H. Baum Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he is also director of the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. In 2004 he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, which recognizes the most influential economist in America under the age of forty. More recently he was named one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World.” He received his BA from Harvard in 1989, his PhD from MIT in 1994, and has taught at the University of Chicago since 1997. He coauthored the bestselling book Freakonomics with Stephen J. Dubner.

About the Narrator

Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and television personality. He is best known for his books Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, which have sold more than five million copies in thirty-five languages. The Freakonomics enterprise also includes an award-winning blog, a high-profile documentary film, and a public radio project called Freakonomics Radio, which Dubner hosts. He lives in New York with his family.