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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 29,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,390

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

A modern acolyte of The Handmaid’s Tale

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-18

This book is alarming. The first sign was his early reference to “the feminine as chaotic”, this man believes the principles and social morés of the 50’s is an excellent example of a strong society. How we was tolerated at Hat and is a mystery to me. Woman hater and an ugly little man.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Power

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,905

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: There's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Beginning pulls you in, but end doesn't hold up

  • By Maren M. on 08-06-18

Remarkable - not to be missed

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Everyone involved in this book, the author, the narrator, the production team, the publishers - should be honored for their roles in this stunning, entertaining, important work.

Do Not Miss This Book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yoga Nidra

  • The Art of Relaxation
  • By: Richard Miller
  • Narrated by: Richard Miller
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Yoga nidra is the state of the mind-body union, effortless union, and deep attunement at the heart of all yoga practice. In this guided exploration, Richard Miller takes you step-by-step thorugh the tradtional techniques of yoga nidra to help move you toward "unqualified presence". Suitable for both beginners and advanced practioners, these meditations serve as an essential complement to yoga postures for those seeking the deepest physical, emotional and spiritual rewards of the yogic path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loving

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-13-16

Working with pure awareness

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

Wonderful guided walk into equanimity. Leaves me with balance and clarity and calmness. Nice tool to use when I experience the “friction” or confusion of emotion. It leaves me standing in stability.

  • The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

  • Book of Dust, Volume 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,813
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,541

Renowned storyteller Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of Lyra Belacqua and His Dark Materials for a thrilling and epic adventure in which daemons, alethiometers, and the Magisterium all play parts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing differences from print text

  • By Damon D. Hickey on 10-24-17

Wonderful story, exceptional narration!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

Maybe we can come up with a 5 Star + system for the rare excellence in narration.
The story is a beautiful blend of “reality” and make believe - acceptable for a wide range of ages.
Philip Pullman’s perceptive use of English..nuanced meanings, vivid images painted with excellent narration - wow!

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,306

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Exhorting mightily.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-17

Good information repeated often so every one can understand. The important point is stated at the outset. A lot of everyday examples but I felt a little beaten up by the narrator at middle of the book. I think the content is important but more effective with a more subtle approach. If you feel the same way, stop for a couple of hours (or days) and return.

86 of 92 people found this review helpful

  • The Sympathizer

  • A Novel
  • By: Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Narrated by: Francois Chau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,124

Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2016. It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Great Vietnamese Novel(Port)Nguyen's Complaint

  • By Joe Kraus on 03-31-16

Harrowing & subtle

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-17

Beautifully written, the story grows more complicated smoothly. I was kidnapped by the unassuming narrator and the complicated storyline.

  • The Self-Hypnosis Diet

  • Use the Power of Your Mind to Make Any Diet Work for You
  • By: Steven Gurgevich
  • Narrated by: Steven Gurgevich
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

What's missing from the hundreds of diets on the market to help us achieve healthier bodies? "The most important element," teaches Dr. Steven Gurgevich, "is not in the body, but in your mind." As a key member of Dr. Andrew Weil's physician's training program, Dr. Gurgevich has brought hypnosis to the forefront of modern medicine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Carl on 02-15-06

Remarkably effective!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-16

I'm a devoted fan of Dr Gurgevich - although his voice and presentation and the concept of self hypnosis took some time to believe in, both this book and Relax Rx are excellent tools I keep handy on my phone at all times. Effective, simple, positive, concise.

  • Tribe

  • On Homecoming and Belonging
  • By: Sebastian Junger
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Junger
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,581

Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians - but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most profound book on the subject

  • By joseph on 05-26-16

A message for all

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-16

Could this be what ails us? I certainly understand what Mr. Junger is saying. Only a little under 3 hours.

Listen and help lead the way toward a more authentic America.

  • Redemption Road

  • A Novel
  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956

Imagine: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After 13 years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen.... This is a town on the brink. This is Redemption Road.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Darkly Disturbing

  • By Ted on 09-21-16

Hard to find one as good as this

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-16

Makes for compulsive listening, I was unable to turn it off for three days! Reminds me a bit of James Lee Burke. Gritty, even brutal but oh so hypnotic. Refined use of the language to tell a brutal tale. Great contrast, great narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before the Fall

  • By: Noah Hawley
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,866

On a foggy summer night, 11 people - 10 privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later the unthinkable happens: The plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What you should know before listening...

  • By Snozzle on 07-31-16

A slightly tedious summer read

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-16

If you're interested in a well composed plot that constantly reiterates the modern myths about money, read this book. If you're interested in an elegant read that is juicy, try Elena Ferrante's trilogy or this year's equivalent.

World of difference between the two. So tired and hearing the salacious details of new money.

20 of 39 people found this review helpful