• The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win

  • By: Joel P. Trachtman
  • Narrated by: Ginger White
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (114 ratings)

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The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win

By: Joel P. Trachtman
Narrated by: Ginger White
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Publisher's Summary

Joel Trachtman's audiobook presents in plain and lucid terms the powerful tools of argument that have been honed through the ages in the discipline of law. If you are a law student or new lawyer, a business professional or a government official, this book will boost your analytical thinking, your foundational legal knowledge, and your confidence as you win arguments for your clients, your organizations, or yourself. 

©2013 Joel P. Trachtman (P)2019 Joel P. Trachtman

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Not bad

In a sense just a primer, clear and concise for the size. Probably worth a second listen, I'm sure there is a lot more in here that went over my head. Would recommend.

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Vocabulary used is not for the layman

The author uses some pretty big words. Had to use the dictionary for a lot of them and they weren't legal terms.

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great book. Not just good for legal scholars.

This book isn't just good for people in the legal progestin. It's also great for executive management.

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Ok

Not what I was looking for but still a good read definitely worth the time.

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concentrate while reading/ listening

great book to understand legal thinking and the base of legal arguments. may need to take notes and reread some items

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Spent a credit on what I thought was a book on arguing and how to better myself at it. Not the case.

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legal

The narrator is okay sometimes boring..The book it's not what I imagine maybe because I'm not a lawyer.

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narration skips a lot

the recording of the narration is skipping a lot and makes it nearly impossible to connect the points and follow the train of thought. great content... IF one could hear it all

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Unlistenable

This was unlistenable her voice is paralyzing and awful. I was forced to pick books I would be interested in, and the delivery of this one, ruined this book, for me.

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Basic. disappointing

I read a review that said if you were at least a 1L then this book would not contain anything you don't already know. the book is basic at best as it describes the basic way (without depth) that lawyers apply law. I mean it's like the author is explaining the IRAC method... the book would have been more useful if thr author worked in more practical applications of arguments, using logic etc... I really want my money back as most times the book sounds like babbling or spewing out basic and unapplied information or words... it's uninteresting... I kept listening for something that was applicable in a practical sense and it seems like all I kept discerning was an explanation of how IRAC is used...

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  • KS KIRKPATRICK
  • 12-05-20

Debatable?

Put off by the Americanised system concentration. Good points on logic but would have preferred a Scots based legal audiobook!

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  • RMH
  • 02-02-22

A useful book for law students and lawyers

the book is well structured, easy to understand and offers explanations to different tools and approaches to arguments that are very useful for law students and legal professionals.

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  • Reggie A
  • 04-08-20

Very clear and energetic

I'm a law student who required to read a lot of cases and compulsory readings, I got no enough time to read other the non-required readings so listening to this favourite book saves my time and I comprehend easily, the narrator brings me to a new level of experience!

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  • Iona
  • 03-14-21

Not plain spoken

If you were looking for a plain English text on tools of argument that is engaging and approachable, this is not it keep looking.

If you’re a law student or work in a law or law adjacent field, you will probably have an easier time tracking the jargon used in this book. This doesn’t make it less dry and more approachable.

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  • Trung Vu
  • 07-23-20

Too much history about law

Boring. As a lawyer I did not enjoy it. I would imagine non-lawyers would be bored out of their minds. The first hour was about the history of law ... snooze snooze. I stopped after that. Title looked good but not worth it. It was like a lecture from a boring law professor.