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  • The Way of Men

  • By: Jack Donovan
  • Narrated by: Jack Donovan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,833
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,636
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,626

What is masculinity? Ask ten men and you'll get ten vague, conflicting answers. Unlike any book of its kind, The Way of Men offers a simple, straightforward answer - without getting bogged down in religion, morality, or politics. It's a guide for understanding who men have been and the challenges men face today. The Way of Men captures the silent, stifling rage of men everywhere who find themselves at odds with the overregulated, overcivilized, politically correct modern world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Needs to be re-recorded

  • By Avid Reader on 05-19-17

You should start a gang and rebel against society

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18


Starts out interesting as he outlines the 4 underlying characteristics required of a manly man: strength, courage, mastery of skill and honor.  Unfortunately after laying the groundwork, the book devolves into an angry rant against the "globalists" and "feminists" who have bubble-wrapped our world and removed all outlets for manly expression.  Men are stuck watching porn and playing fantasy football to get their manly rocks off.  While this is certainly worthy of consideration, it's definitely not the only response to society's steady march of progress. The author yearns for the good old days when tribes of men brutally attacked one another for ownership of land, resources and mating rights with women.  The main problem I have with this book is that Donovan fails to make the case that returning men to acting on their tribal, violent and sexual impulses will actually increase their happiness. He argues that manliness has been stripped away by the comfort culture of plenty we have been born into and he insists we need to gang-up and rebel against woman and society and take back what is rightfully ours.  But for what?  So we can live in a patriarchal society dominated by the most brutish and violent among us?  I see the goal of society as reducing suffering.  I can't picture a scenario where violent gangs ruling over the fearful masses can possibly reduce more suffering than our modern "bubble-wrapped" world.
But if this "they stole our manliness" line of thought resonates with you and you want to hear this case made using stories from popular dude movies like Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, Gran Turino, Star Wars and DieHard, then this would be a good book for you.

  • The War on Normal People

  • By: Andrew Yang
  • Narrated by: Andrew Yang
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

The shift toward automation is about to create a tsunami of unemployment. Not in the distant future - now. One recent estimate predicts 13 million American workers will lose their jobs within the next seven years - jobs that won't be replaced. In a future marked by restlessness and chronic unemployment, what will happen to American society? In The War on Normal People, Andrew Yang paints a dire portrait of the American economy. Rapidly advancing technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation software are making millions of Americans' livelihoods irrelevant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Would Vote For Him

  • By Anonymous User on 07-09-18

Rousing wake up call. AI is coming...

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

We'll researched book. Interesting, entertaining and terrifying. I particularly liked Andrew's take on Medicare for all.

  • Waking Up

  • A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,743

From multiple New York Times best-selling author, neuroscientist, and "new atheist" Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent and Inspiring Listen

  • By Jeffrey on 09-12-14

Some great content in here

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

I loved the beginning and end. The middle detailing the brain structure and nueropathways and whatnot was over my head. But those chapters aside the book was well worth the read and contained some practical, actionable steps to analyzing the illusion of the self and bringing more equinimity into one's life.

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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83,931

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Shallow self help book for bros

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-17

If you prefer your self improvement advice packaged in vulgarity and frivolous stories of the author's sexual prowess, then this book is for you.

251 of 294 people found this review helpful

  • The Course of Love

  • A Novel
  • By: Alain de Botton
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

We all know the headiness and excitement of the early days of love. But what comes after? In Edinburgh a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children—but no long-term relationship is as simple as "happily ever after". The Course of Love is a novel that explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, and what happens to our original ideals under the pressures of an average existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, much needed retooling of the expectations and realities of Love

  • By Lydia on 07-04-16

Great book, narrator hard to understand at times

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-17

The narrator was hard to understand when he was reading female lines. He whispers these lines

1 of 1 people found this review helpful