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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,582

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

The this we have overlooked

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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: 06-29-18

This antidote seems to be to try to bring back the principles of life we have somehow thought we could evolve past. these are the rules for a happy life at least in a western society. very good book, excellent delivery.

  • Mastery

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,799

What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Robert Greene

  • By Geoff on 04-14-13

one of my all time favorites

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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: 02-09-18

I have revisites this book at least 3 times. It is packed full of interesting information.

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,659
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,013

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic with a Top-Notch Performance!

  • By Nicole on 06-19-17

Great read, problem not wanting to turn it off

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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: 02-03-18

Excellent performance. Found myself not wanting to turn it off when I got work. Steven Weber really brings IT to life.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,494

At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

Confirmed what I suspected. Good Book

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

learning how to change habits ìs key to success. Very well laid out in the boom.

  • Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius

  • By: Robert André LaFleur
  • Narrated by: Robert André LaFleur
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

With these 24 accessible lectures, enjoy an adventurous exploration of one of the world's most important philosophical texts. Filled with rich historical context, detailed close readings of key passages, expert interpretations of larger cultural trends, and stories of Confucius and his most notable students (and critics), these lectures are required learning for anyone who wants a solid understanding of Eastern philosophy - and the ways a single book can cross cultures and go on to inspire an entire world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Weak content

  • By dean on 03-23-17

Somethings never change.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

As I go through the series of Books That Matter, I realize we have not changed that much in over 2500 years.

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  • Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle

  • By: Robert C. Bartlett, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert C. Bartlett
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

For more than two millennia, philosophers have grappled with life's most profound and "eternal" questions. It is easy to forget, however, that these questions about fundamental issues like justice, injustice, virtue, vice, or happiness were not always eternal. They once had to be asked for the first time. This was a step that could place the inquirer beyond the boundaries of the law. And the Athenian citizen and philosopher who took that courageous step in the 5th century B.C. was Socrates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-18-15

Very good. <br />

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

I listen each day during my commute. Excellent lectures,. I am continuing the series, enjoy.

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  • Arming Mother Nature

  • The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism
  • By: Jacob Darwin Hamblin
  • Narrated by: James Edward Thomas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

When most Americans think of environmentalism, they think of the political left, of vegans dressed in organic-hemp fabric, lofting protest signs. In reality, writes Jacob Darwin Hamblin, the movement - and its dire predictions - owe more to the Pentagon than the counterculture.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well ballanced and informed.

  • By Grady on 02-02-17

Well ballanced and informed.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

Very straight forward ballanced information. I will listen again and take notes bext time. Thanks

  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things

  • Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
  • By: Ben Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,930

Ben Horowitz offers essential advice on building and running a startup - practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz’s personal and often humbling experiences.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • For large company managers, not startups

  • By Thomas on 03-18-14

Enjoyed this very much.

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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: 09-15-16

I have listened to this a couple times now. the second time was even better.

  • Mein Kampf: The Ford Translation

  • By: Adolf Hitler, Michael Ford (translator)
  • Narrated by: James Smith
  • Length: 27 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 710

For the first time in 65 years, a modern, easy to understand, truly complete and uncensored edition of Mein Kampf has been released which reveals more than any past translation. This is also the first translation available in an English language audio format. Older translations altered passages, omitted passages, mistranslated Hitler's words, and made some parts more sensational while concealing the true meaning in other parts of the book.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying Pop-Ups

  • By margot on 10-20-13

Great reading,

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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: 05-26-16

Great reading easy to listen. I really enjoyed the footnotes. I have a completely new understanding of Adolf Hitler.

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  • Medieval Science

  • By: Dr. Jack Sanders
  • Narrated by: Edwin Newman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Many believe the "Middle Ages" lacked progress, yet during this time algebra was developed, and Islamic scholars preserved and extended Greek thought (which otherwise was lost). Metallurgy (and its speculative counterpart, alchemy) led to a deeper understanding of materials. These advances set the stage for the Renaissance and a scientific revolution.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting read about the not-so-dark ages

  • By Gail on 06-18-10

enjoyed it, a littls to much performance for me,

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-15

good content. a little over performed for me. I had to rewind frequently to understand. I would have enjoyed it just as well without the change ups in early English dialecs.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful