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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 40,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,253

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 TheBookie on 06-04-18

Recommend by a friend?

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Will check all future recommendations closely this was bonkers! The 'rules' themselves are harmless but the supporting 'evidence' was parable and rambled FOREVER. Self aggrandizing and the authors voice is like listening to a carp read for the edge of the pond. I didn't check into the content or the politics first. This is very Christian pop psychology. Buyer beware!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 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 106,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,051

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

pop psychology and an annoying reader

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

self aggrandizing author who reads too many self help books and then makes fun of people who read self help books,

  • Reduced to Joy

  • The Journey from Our Head to Our Heart
  • By: Mark Nepo
  • Narrated by: Mark Nepo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

On Reduced to Joy, best-selling author and poet-philosopher Mark Nepo invites you to join him in a poignant examination of "the gifts and challenges of being a spirit here on Earth," through six captivating sessions that address the vital task of discovering and returning to what matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautiful and healing to the mind and spirit

  • By Nana on 02-04-18

just not sure it's for me

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

I could not finish it. It was too abstract and wandering. I am not motivated by poetry.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Creativity

  • The Psychology of Discovery and Invention
  • By: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi reveals what leads to these moments - be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab - so that this knowledge can be used to enrich people's lives. Drawing on nearly 100 interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and physicists, to politicians and business leaders, to poets and artists, as well as his 30 years of research, Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous flow theory to explore the creative process.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Insights into Creativity and Creative People

  • By John Funk on 04-19-16

narrator is so boring I couldn't access the book

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

I wanted to listen, but I can't get past the reader. total snooze fest! Blah!

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Voyager

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 43 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,000
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,654
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,623

Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Gabaldon book

  • By Karen on 12-09-09

The Curse of the Third Novel

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

Reviewed: 08-21-15

How is it that editors stop bothering when the third novel in a series comes around? The first two, while long, were well edited and told a story I wanted to hear.

Voyager was over 40 hours of bafflement. How are there only 14 people in all of 18th century Scotland, Jamaica and Cuba? And those same 18th century people are conveniently related to the 7 people who exist in the 20th century. Yes it's fantasy, but this is hard to believe!

  • The Rosie Project

  • A Novel
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,505

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical romance - so much more

  • By Gretchen on 10-03-13

delightful!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

I needed a little romance but not a bodice ripper. This was a perfect fit!

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • By: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058

In Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, Raoul Duke (Thompson) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (inspired by a friend of Thompson) are quickly diverted to search for the American dream. Their quest is fueled by nearly every drug imaginable and quickly becomes a surreal experience that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. But there is more to this hilarious tale than reckless behavior, for underneath the hallucinogenic facade is a stinging criticism of American greed and consumerism.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ron McLarty?

  • By Ryan T. Nichols on 07-03-08

Jerks, Violence, Drugs and Vomit

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

Reviewed: 04-09-14

Hunter Thompson is no Jack Kerouac. There's nothing redeeming about a single character in this story. I know there's a huge audience for this type of material, but it is not my drug of choice.

  • The Fall of the Kings

  • By: Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman
  • Narrated by: Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

This stunning follow-up to Ellen Kushner's cult-classic novel Swordspoint is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule. Against a rich tapestry of artists and aristocrats, students, strumpets, and spies, a gentleman and a scholar will find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to explode their society's smug view of itself - and reveal that sometimes the best price of uncovering history is being forced to repeat it....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scholars with Teeth (and Tongues and Lips)

  • By Dave on 10-01-13

Story goes nowhere, slowly and without purpose

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

Reviewed: 03-10-14

Kushner's style is very very very dialogue heavy, I know that. This book was even more so. The story went nowhere and it went there very slowly. This story felt like a soap opera, all smut and no substance. The characters that were engaging were rare and had small parts. Then suddenly all the action happens at the end and no one really talks about anything. It's like the writers had a deadline to finish the book.

The performances of the readers are the only reason to listen to the audio. Even with such great readers, you'll find yourself struggling to stay until the end.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Ancillary Justice

  • By: Ann Leckie
  • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,828
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,601
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,588

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. An act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with only one fragile human body.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get past the Narrator to finish the story.

  • By Zillah on 12-08-14

Audio quality is really bad

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

Reviewed: 12-12-13

I tried to get past the bad audio quality but the obscure language of this story was another hurdle. I like SciFi and I like it in audio, but I could not engage with this story. Just wasn't my thing.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,296

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By David on 04-03-13

A Haiku Review for You!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

14
N. Tesla in Shield?
Kavatch and Stark Tower same
Chitauri go home

If you like the Avengers, you'll like this book. Its a little bit slow to get started, but hang in there because there is excitement to be had.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful