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  • An Unauthorized Biography of Jordan B. Peterson

  • How Toronto Psychology Professor Jordan Peterson Established Himself as an Opponent of Political Correctness
  • By: Richard West
  • Narrated by: Eva R. Marienchild
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

This book tells the story of Jordan Peterson, who has emerged as a champion of free speech. On September 27, 2016, he posted a video online, criticizing the political correctness of Canada's Bill C-16 and explaining that he intended to refuse to use made-up pronouns to address transgendered persons. Find out how Peterson became an expert on politics and psychology, and learn how a YouTube video unexpectedly turned him into a public figure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a fun read

  • By annasarp on 05-12-17

An interesting story, a HORRIBLE narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

The story is interesting and timely. But the narrator is like a robot, not much different from Alexa or GPS navigator ladies. It was very difficult to concentrate on content with such a narrator.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime

  • By: MJ DeMarco
  • Narrated by: MJ DeMarco
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,412

Since you were old enough to hold a job, you've been hoodwinked to believe that wealth can be created by blindly trusting in the uncontrollable and unpredictable markets: the housing market, the stock market, and the job market. I call this soul-sucking, dream-stealing dogma "The Slowlane" - an impotent financial gamble that dubiously promises wealth in a wheelchair. For those who don't want a lifetime subscription to "settle-for-less", there is an alternative.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Iray007 on 09-22-15

Best business book ever written!

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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: 01-24-18

This is the Best business book ever written! And have an MBA, and I've read a ton of them.

  • Unscripted

  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship
  • By: MJ DeMarco
  • Narrated by: Scott Thomas
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,333

You live in your dream house, but there's no mortgage. No alarm clock, no boss, no bills. No claims on the day's time other than what you choose. It is making more money before breakfast than you made for an entire week at your last job. It is a crazy expensive car parked in your garage, a victorious symbol that your dreams no longer sleep in fantasies, but are awake with reality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Making money, yeah. Cut the rant though.

  • By Mary C. Dunford on 07-31-17

Awesome continuation to The Millionaire Fastlane!

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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: 08-03-17

Second best book ever! Second only to TMF by the same author. The book gives a theoretically sound guide to making large sums of money quickly. Quickly is not easy, and not guaranteed, so do not confuse this book with get-rich-quick books. Also, do not confuse it with get-rick-when-old financial guides peddled by the mainstream media and financial "gurus". This book is the real thing. There is nothing like it.

  • You Are a Badass at Making Money

  • Master the Mindset of Wealth
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,700
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,034

You Are a Badass at Making Money is a refreshingly frank and entertaining step-by-step guide to overcoming the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success out of reach and to giving yourself the permission to make the kind of money you've never made before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book, Falls Short of Expectations

  • By Gabriel B. on 02-14-18

She made a fortune by selling $7000 coaching

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

This book is a waste of time. The author made her fortune by selling this book and other wealth advice. According to her wealth is not earned or made but "manifested". Her philosophy is an incoherent mix of "The Secret", faith in the universe, and a load of fowl language. Her voice is annoying, especially when she says the word "money".

  • The Virgin Way

  • Everything I Know about Leadership
  • By: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,141

While building the Virgin Group over 40 years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different swashbuckling style of leadership.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiration, and nuggets of wisdom for anyone

  • By John R. on 05-08-15

Lightweight

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

Branson appears to be a happy-go-lucky kind of guy. This book confirms it. Lacking in depth and content, it mostly have an entertainment value.

  • Short Answers to the Tough Questions: How to Answer the Questions Libertarians Are Often Asked

  • By: Mary J. Ruwart
  • Narrated by: Marie Rose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

In Short Answers to the Tough Questions, Dr. Ruwart has compiled hundreds of questions and her short, succinct answers from her 15-year web column with The Advocates for Self-Government. Short Answers is a great resource for libertarians, candidates, and those who are exploring what libertarianism is all about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A direct and honest approach for Libertarian answe

  • By CFC on 05-16-16

Good story, kindergarten voice narration

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

Good story, kindergarten voice narration. The narrator tells the story with a smile and occasional giggles.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Inevitable

  • Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
  • By: Kevin Kelly
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,424

Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives - from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture - can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predicting is hard, especially about the future

  • By Michael on 02-20-17

Skip the chapter on Communism

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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: 02-26-17

Would have been 5 stars if the author had kept his pink collectivist ideology to himself. Skip the chapter where he talks about Communism and you will then enjoy the book.

  • Far and Away

  • A Prize Every Time
  • By: Neil Peart
  • Narrated by: Brian Sutherland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Following in the tradition of Ghost Rider and Traveling Music, Rush drummer Neil Peart relates nearly four years of band tours, road trips, and personal discoveries in this introspective travelogue. From the ups and downs of a professional artist to the birth of a child, this revealing narrative recounts 22 adventures from rock's foremost drummer, biker enthusiast, husband, and father.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read... or listen. Smooth Narration.

  • By Megan01 on 08-07-17

What a disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

This book does not cover travel or motorcycles much. it is a plotless drivel that came to fruition after a copy and pasted job was completed on a blog of a local celebrity. It is full of useless trivia and superficial observations. The narrator sounds like a 60 year old vegan guy whose joy in life is limited to eating cereal with soy milk in the morning. I have never heard of a rock group called Rush. If you are not a fan then skip and save your 1 credit and a of disappointment.

2 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Zheleznaja pjata [The Iron Heel]

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Anna Kozhevnikova
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Roman-antiutopija Zheleznaja pjata (1908) vydajushhegosja amerikanskogo pisatelja Dzheka Londona s porazitel'noj tochnost'ju opisyvaet obshhestvo, pojavivsheesja vposledstvii v dvuh stranah Evropy, gde k vlasti prishli partii, nazyvavshie sebja rabochimi. On podvergaet unichtozhajushhej kritike amerikanskij imperializm, vlast' monopolij, izoblichaet sistemu belogo rabstva, ekspluataciju zhenshhin i detej, pokazyvaet uzhasajushhie uslovija sushhestvovanija bednjakov.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Curious but not very interesting

  • By Philip on 10-18-16

Curious but not very interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

Curious but not very interesting. It reflects the confused philosophy of the "Progressives" from 100 years ago.

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,082

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book I wish I had 25 years ago

  • By Jason DeFillippo on 05-08-14

Summary:If you see a stop sign, go there and wait.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

This explanation of the stoicism philosophy comes with a multitude of lengthy examples and also with an unexpected endorsement from Tim Ferris - a famous 4-hour charlatan and author.