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  • Maps of Meaning

  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400

From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is NOT an easy book

  • By Stephen W on 06-19-18

Wanted to like it but found nothing of value.

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

Dr. Peterson has a fine mind but a very poor foundation for his belief system. He has managed to draw together some essential truths of life in his lectures, but that is largely due to what he read into his "study" of psychology and mythology, rather than what he logically concluded from it. To me, he proved that it is always possible to create a composite picture of anything you want if you use a million random photographs of people or things. The fact that he created 12 sensible rules for life is a credit to him, but not to the sloppy, illogical, unreasoned arguments that he used to "prove" his position.
To be fair, I only read about one third of the book. but it's consistant illogicality and, frankly, fraudulent foundation was abundantly clear long before I reached that point.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 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 38,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,466

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
  • Great Book.

  • By Dallas Booher on 12-17-18

Excellent. A must read for thinking people.

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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: 11-16-18

The success of this book is probably the most hopeful indication that thinking may once again come back into style. It conflicts with the simplicity of groupthink, but it could catch on and avert harmful futures for both people and nations, including America.

  • The Conscience of the Constitution

  • The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty
  • By: Timothy Sandefur
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Timothy Sandefur's insightful book provides a dramatic new challenge to the status quo of constitutional law and argues a vital truth: our Constitution was written not to empower democracy, but to secure liberty. Yet the overemphasis on democracy by today's legal community - rather than the primacy of liberty, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence - has helped expand the scope of government power at the expense of individual rights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Liberty!

  • By David W. Norman on 05-03-15

Very useful insights into USC

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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: 09-12-18

Excellent insights into the Supreme Court's over emphasis on democracy rather than individual rights. Worth reading.

  • The Rights of the People

  • How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties
  • By: David K. Shipler
  • Narrated by: David K. Shipler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

How have our rights to privacy and justice been undermined? What exactly have we lost? Pulitzer Prize-winner David K. Shipler searches for the answers to these questions by examining the historical expansion and contraction of our fundamental rights and, most pointedly, the real-life stories of individual men and women who have suffered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's Not Politics, It's About Rights

  • By Ray on 07-27-11

A near exclusively liberal perspective.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

If your goal is to balance your perspective with information exclusively selected from a liberal perspective, then this book could be helpful. Personally, I do not appreciate being told only one side of any story, and by the end if this book I became quite offended at the one-sided spin that actually undercut the author's own perspective.
The book did contain information that I was not aware of, but left me wanting to know more about the viewpoints that the author consistently belittled.

  • Our Lost Constitution

  • The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document
  • By: Mike Lee
  • Narrated by: Mike Lee, Tom Parks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 402

Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution's most indispensable provisions. He shows their rise. He shows their fall. And he makes vividly clear how nearly every abuse of federal power today is rooted in neglect of this Lost Constitution.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solution is a bit naive

  • By Will on 08-07-16

Good overview of some major Constitutional Issues

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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: 07-13-18

This is a very useful introduction to the Federalist perspectives on the Constitution and its interpretation. I like the format of first introducing a person and their background before showing the impact that they had on US Supreme Court decision that still impact us today. I did not like the exclusively Federalat perspective, which often seems to relegate many of our individual rights to the dictates of State Givernment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Making Sense of the Constitution

  • A Primer on the Supreme Court and Its Struggle to Apply Our Fundamental Law
  • By: Walter M Frank
  • Narrated by: Mark D. Mickelson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Walter Frank tackles, in a comprehensive but lively manner, subjects rarely treated in one volume. Aiming at both the general listener and students of political science, law, or history, Frank begins with a brief discussion of the nature of constitutional law and why the Court divides so closely on many issues. He then proceeds to an analysis of the Constitution and subsequent amendments, placing them in their historical context.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed it

  • By Daniel on 11-09-16

Very Useful for understanding the Supreme Court

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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: 07-13-18

This is a very useful introduction to the way that the US Supreme Court has grappled with the legal implications of the US Constitution.

  • The Smear

  • How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote
  • By: Sharyl Attkisson
  • Narrated by: Sharyl Attkisson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666

Behind most major political stories in the modern era, there is an agenda - an effort by opposition researchers, spin doctors, and outside interests to destroy an idea or a person. The tactic they use is the Smear. Every day, Americans are influenced by the Smear without knowing it. Paid forces cleverly shape virtually every image you cross. Maybe you read that Donald Trump is a racist misogynist or saw someone on the news mocking the Bernie Sanders campaign. The trick of the Smear is that it is often based on some shred of truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cancer metastasizing...

  • By MJ on 08-05-17

Best overview of forces behind the 2016 election

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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: 06-10-18

The duplicity of the modern media with overtly partisan politics is astounding. We all know from experience that it is happening, but this book outlines the actors, the technology, the tools and the agenda of smear campaigns in a way that will shock the most hardened reader. It is a life changing book that will forever cause you to question the media and its sycophants.

  • Secret Empires

  • How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends
  • By: Peter Schweizer
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

Peter Schweizer explains how a new corruption has taken hold, involving larger sums of money than ever before. Stuffing tens of thousands of dollars into a freezer has morphed into multibillion-dollar equity deals done in the dark corners of the world. President Donald Trump’s children have made front pages for their dicey transactions. However, the media has barely looked into questionable deals made by those close to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Mitch McConnell, and lesser-known politicians who have been in the game longer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enlightening

  • By debra Beemer on 03-24-18

Excellent overview of deeply CORRUPT "government"

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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: 03-23-18

The book highlights the equal opportunity corruption in Washington. it makes me wonder how much of our $1000,000,000,000 debt ending in the private coffers of the government elite, or their pseudo, get rich quick "funders". there is no question in my mind that we are in a pitchfork moment that must end in jail time for up to 1/3 of the Washington Uniparty, and a charge of TREASON for the worst if them.
If "We the people" tolerate this, then we no longer deserve a "Constitution Republic" and should shred the farce of our actually trusting in God. It will be all downhill from here.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • American Pravda

  • My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News
  • By: James O'Keefe
  • Narrated by: James O'Keefe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 452

The one real difference between the American press and the Soviet state newspaper Pravda was that the Russian people knew they were being lied to. To expose the lies our media tell us today, controversial journalist James O'Keefe created Project Veritas, an independent news organization whose reporters go where traditional journalists dare not. Their investigative work - equal parts James Bond, Mike Wallace, and Saul Alinsky - has had a consistent and powerful impact on its targets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ten Reason to listen this book.

  • By Ron on 01-27-18

Excellent Rebuff to Mainstream Media

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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: 03-03-18

It wil take many creative truth lovers to counter the biased propaganda presented by mainstream media today. This is one of the stories that will impact history. A good place to learn how you can make a difference for good.

  • The Square and the Tower

  • Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
  • By: Niall Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 498

Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers, and field marshals. It's about states, armies, and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Power? Does it come from hierarchies or networks?

  • By Ted on 04-25-18

Excellent overview of history

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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: 02-25-18

The book is a breathtaking overview of the unfolding of history and the way that different types of organizations contributed to the outcomes.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful