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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 1,819
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658

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

Life Changing Book

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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: 06-12-18

Having read both this and 12 rules for life has been extremely transformative for me. As a 27 year old man, I feel like I now have a path and a guide to lead a meaningful life. I will be listening to this audiobook for many years to come. Also, I am very happy that Peterson decided to do the narration, its like he is talking to me directly. :)

115 of 130 people found this review helpful

  • Way of the Warrior Kid

  • From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way
  • By: Jocko Willink
  • Narrated by: Thor Willink, Jocko Willink
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,149

Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc's life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn't swim. But what was the most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who called himself the "King of the Jungle". When Marc's mother tells him that his uncle Jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, Marc can't wait. Uncle Jake is a for-real super-cool Navy SEAL. And Uncle Jake has a plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • REQUIRED READING

  • By Rooster on 05-02-17

Get both the book and Audio! Simply Awesome.

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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: 05-02-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Way of the Warrior Kid to be better than the print version?

I think it compliments the book every well. They are both solid investments for you and your kids.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mark the little kid who was read by Jocko's son.

Which character – as performed by Thor Willink and Jocko Willink – was your favorite?

They are both good! Seriously. I thought it was hilarious when Jocko was talking as Marks Mom, I literally laughed out loud!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Discipline Equals Freedom.

Any additional comments?

I will be passing this book out to all of my friends who have kids. This will be the first book I read to my kids. I think this book is more important than those Dr Seuss books. This book gives kids and adults alike a guideline and direction in life - something a lot of kids want but never have. Jocko - Thank you for writing this book. It was surprisingly entertaining, and the lessons that you learn from this book have me fired up. As a 26 year old, reading this book, I can tell you I have benefited from it. I want to become a Warrior Kid/Adult..and now I know how to do it now. This will change a lot of kids lives........the future is looking bright.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 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 7,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,634

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

Very good book on Meditation

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-15

He does a really good good explaining the benefits of meditation. Really glad the author read the book, and learn a lot

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lead the Field

  • By: Earl Nightingale
  • Narrated by: Earl Nightingale
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 636

Hundreds of thousands of people have profited from the wisdom and savvy of Lead the Field! In fact, Lead the Field has often been referred to as the "Program of Presidents" because so many top executives have incorporated Earl's guidance and wisdom into their management philosophies. When you listen to this landmark program you'll be awestruck by the simplicity and timelessness of Earl Nightingale's words and ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Daily Requirement

  • By Steven Starr on 09-06-15

The fundamental principles for success

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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: 07-17-15

I have a lot of audiobooks and this one always gets the fire inside going. Focus on one goal, think about it the time. You become what you think about and never take a back step. I listen to this book everyday. I recommend it to people who are ready.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful