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  • The Wisdom of Life, Counsels and Maxims

  • By: Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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'The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom.' Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was one of the most influential philosophers of the 19th century because his humanistic, atheistic, if pessimistic views chimed with a new secularism that was emerging from a Western society dominated by religion. Despite his rather forbidding image (and a few outdated views), he is one of the most approachable German philosophers, and this is certainly evident in these two key works, The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • depressingly hopeful

  • By Sebastian huerta on 06-22-17

A must read

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Reviewed: 06-27-18

this book was very informative and expansive it touches on every area from Judaism Christianity Islam Hinduism Buddhism and all knowledge from around the world religious philosophical and academic

  • 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,850
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,882
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,841

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You don't have to be a psychopath to like this.

  • By Gaggleframpf on 02-25-16

Great

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Reviewed: 01-24-16

I listen to this book several times a year and take away soemthig new and applicable everytime

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  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 368
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For over 2000 years, these 13 chapters attributed to Sun Tzu have been the Bible, or should have been the Bible for those intending to wage war, or who are waging war. Ho Chi Minh I am sure was very familiar with it, and don't be surprised that the Taliban is also familiar with the principles contained therein. Leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap, General Douglas MacArthur and leaders of Imperial Japan have drawn inspiration from the work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most enjoyable

  • By Raven L. McMillan on 03-20-15

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Reviewed: 07-13-15

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  • Influence

  • Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill
  • By: Kenneth G. Brown, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kenneth G. Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 960
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
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    4 out of 5 stars 818

Don't just let influence just happen to you. Instead, take charge of your life by grasping the science behind how influence works and by strengthening your own skills at using it to your advantage. In this dynamic 12-lecture series, you'll discover how to tap into the hidden powers of influence - and use these powers to enhance your life in ways you never thought possible. Using clear and accessible language, Professor Brown teaches you how and why influence works.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the book you think it is

  • By Artists' Book Publisher on 05-26-17

WOW

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Reviewed: 04-02-15

For me personally this book is really great at expanding your level of knowledge about influencing others and how to identify those who might use influence for malicious purposes. As always the great courses lectures give excellent examples of persons in history that model the level of influence and ethics that are needed to become a great leader

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  • The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

  • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John R. Hale
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 725
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
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Being a great public speaker can put you on the pathway to success, whether you're looking to teach, inform, persuade, or defend an idea. Yet many of us live in fear of public speaking. As you'll learn in these 12 invaluable lectures, all it takes is confidence, practice, and the knowledge of techniques and strategies used by history's greatest public speakers. Whether you want to finally become the confident public speaker you've always wanted to be or are just looking for fresh advice on how to strengthen your skills, this inspiring course is packed with practical advice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant! Learn from history's success stories.

  • By Ron W. on 06-16-14

Excellent book

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Reviewed: 04-02-15

This book was really great for anyone who wants to be the change they want to see in the world and actaully implement that change through peacful and intellectual speeches and examples. The great speakers the author uses in the book are absolutely perfect for the spirit of the times we are living in

  • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

  • By: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Novella
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,399
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,773
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,694

No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in an effective and responsible way. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. But because misinformation out there has increased as well, critical thinking is more important than ever. These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same Material Different Title

  • By rkeinc on 09-21-14

Better than college

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Reviewed: 04-01-15

every School around the world should use these courses and other audio materials. great stuff

  • Revolution

  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500

You have been lied to, told there's no alternative, no choice, and that you don’t deserve any better. Brand destroys this illusory facade as amusingly and deftly as he annihilates Morning Joe anchors, Fox News fascists, and BBC stalwarts. This audiobook makes revolution not only possible but inevitable and fun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fabulous

  • By Dan on 01-05-15

FIVE STARS

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Reviewed: 03-29-15

the key elements that greatly interested was how Russell does not discrimate against any relgions in his book, he is very well versed in politics from Britain and America many of the topic that he touched on are formated in a way that allows me to open up new levels of understanding



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  • Beyond Good and Evil

  • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 316
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
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Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, first published in 1886, presents a scathing critique of traditional morality and attacks previous philosophers for their blind acceptance of Christian ideals of virtue. As an alternative to what he viewed as the illogical and irrelevant philosophy of the nineteenth century, Nietzsche argues for the importance of imagination, self-assertion, danger, and originality for genuine philosophy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Steven Crossley Nails It!

  • By Philip on 12-04-13

best book I have read this year

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Reviewed: 03-27-15

only one word can describe this book. amazing. it takes you through a journey of the soul and the different avenues one might take on this crazy ride called life.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful