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  • The Bourgeois Virtues

  • Ethics for an Age of Commerce
  • By: Deirdre N. McCloskey
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 23 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

High Noon, Kant, Bill Murray, the modern novel, van Gogh, and of course economics and the economy all come into play in an audiobook that can only be described as a monumental project and a life's work. The Bourgeois Virtues is nothing less than a dazzling reinterpretation of Western intellectual history, and a dead-serious reply to the critics of capitalism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Important Follow Up for Anyone Reading Ayn Rand

  • By Benzion N. Chinn on 04-24-18

Unbearable

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I really wanted to know about bourgeois virtues, but this book feels like an aimless rant, it’s unbearable.

The narrator does a very annoying thing of prolonging the last word of sentences, which was very distracting.

I hoped this was a more objective account on bourgeois history. It seems odd that the three volumes are over 60 hours long.

  • Healing from Hidden Abuse

  • A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse
  • By: Shannon Thomas LCSW
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

Within every community, toxic people can be found hiding in families, couples, companies, and places of worship. The cryptic nature of psychological abuse involves repetitious mind games played by one individual or a group of people. Psychological abuse leaves no bruises. There are no broken bones. There are no holes in the walls. The bruises, brokenness, and holes are held tightly within the target of the abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will change your life

  • By cjg on 07-09-17

Life changing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I am 26yo, I have been in therapy for 10 years, went through 9 psychologists and 6 psychiatrists, was on and out of many antidepressants and other meds, all trying to figure out what was wrong with me. Looking back all of this did very little to make me feel better.

When I picked up this book about four months ago, my life changed. I could finally see what was wrong and what was making me depressed. I was a victim of hidden abuse from a narcissist, but it was such a covert manipulation that I couldn't see what was being done to me. This book openned my eyes, it gave me the clarity and strenght to fight this problem, unlike any of the professionals that I've been to. It thought me how abusers operate and gave me clear steps to recovery, which I am still going through. This book really changed my life, I am very grateful to Shannon Thomas for writing it, and for the beautiful work she does to help survivors.

I've read a few other books on this topic, but one other that I've found incredibly helpful as a complement to this book's recovery process was "in sheep's clothing", by George K. Simon, which explains in detail how covert manipulators operate, what tacticts they use, and how to defend from it.

I've listened to both books as audiobooks on the Audible app, then got the physical copies to go back to and review the concepts. Wendy Tremont King performed one of the best narrations I've ever listened to, and her warm tone fits perfectly with this book.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Codependent No More

  • How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
  • By: Melody Beattie
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,865

A source of healing and inspiration for millions, this modern classic spent over three years on the New York Times best seller list and made codependency a household word. Codependent No More contains dozens of real-life examples, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests to help you along the road to recovering your own life. For anyone struggling with a relationship involving alchoholism or other compulsive behaviors, this program points the way to healing and the renewal of hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing perspective

  • By Tracy Perkins on 05-12-16

Confusing and repetitive

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-18

After 4 hours listening to a confusing rant and countless stories about alcoholics' wives claiming to be codependent, I still don't have a clear idea about what codependency is.
I started skipping chapters looking for practical advice on recovering from it, but it's just more of the same.

I was hoping to get a clear and objective idea about what is codependency and how to recover from it, but this became unbearable to listen to.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful