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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 38,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,224

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 LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

Not for the critical thinker or person of reason..

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Like many Self-Help books, it redirects towards the greater Christian crowds for better sales. Starts off okay, but rapidly progresses into Bible preaching. Explaining what various Bible versus meant and carefully trying to wedge it into his stories of reality. Even as an Atheist, I still find it sad when people use the word of the Bible for business and selling a product.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tomorrowland

  • Our Journey From Science Fiction to Science Fact
  • By: Steven Kotler
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

New York Times, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Discover bestselling author Steven Kotler has written extensively about those pivotal moments when science fiction became science fact...and fundamentally reshaped the world. Now he gathers the best of his best, updated and expanded upon, to guide listeners on a mind-bending tour of the far frontier, and how these advances are radically transforming our lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but not what I expected

  • By Olya on 05-24-15

Well done...

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

I found this a fun read, and have listened to this audiobook one a few times already. Though a future prediction of technology book created in 2015, it still holds insightful and interesting. I will keep my eye open for books narrated by Tom Parks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 160,879
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148,473
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148,309

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

An excellent read for that kept me wanting more.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

An excellent read for that kept me wanting more. Found myself chuckling at some of the comments the characters made. Not an alien type SciFi, but much more realistic. A very fun listen.

  • Letting Go of God

  • By: Julia Sweeney
  • Narrated by: Julia Sweeney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776

Julia Sweeney says she was a "happy Catholic girl" when, one day, she walked into church and signed up for a Bible-study course. "What an eye opener that was!" she says. Equally comedic and insightful, Letting Go of God is Sweeney's brilliant one-woman show about her struggle with her faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Brilliant Personal Journey of Discovery

  • By Mark on 12-09-06

Hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

I found this very entertaining and enjoyable. A Theist may have issues with this, but I liked it.

  • The Da Vinci Code

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,011

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Adjust Your Perspective...

  • By E. Baxter on 11-13-03

I wanted to enjoy it

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

I wanted to enjoy it with all its hype. But for me, this was very slow and boring...

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  • Perfectly Yourself

  • 9 Lessons for Enduring Happiness
  • By: Matthew Kelly
  • Narrated by: Matthew Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

For more than a decade, Matthew Kelly has been helping people discover the best version of themselves. Now, in Perfectly Yourself, he addresses the opportunities and obstacles that we encounter once we decide to ask life's big questions: Who am I? What am I here for?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't make it past chapter 2

  • By Thomas on 01-01-07

Well, started as okay with a few tidbits of things

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Well, started as okay with a few tidbits of things that make you think. But by chapter five, this started to turn more into a preachers sermon. Explaining how his beliefs are the proper belief and claiming it to be fact without anything to back it up. So then I looked up his other books, and sure enough, he's strong Theist. His latest book Rediscover Jesus. Seems many of these motivational speakers are very closely just salesmen selling there Snake Oil. Okay, onward with more factual books now.

  • Rise of the Robots

  • Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
  • By: Martin Ford
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,470

In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they're also well on their way to making "good" jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery, and is soon to do the same for radiologists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great content and this mechanization IS coming!

  • By Mike on 06-30-15

An interesting and fun read for sure.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Definitely makes a person think about the effect of technology on our future economy and job market. This was my kind of book, and I give it the full five stars.

  • Stinker Lets Loose!

  • By: Mike Sacks, James Taylor Johnston
  • Narrated by: Jon Hamm, Eric Martin, Andy Richter, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 959

Mike has teamed up with director Eric Martin to adapt the novelization into a fully immersive cinematic audio experience, and an epic all-star cast has come together to introduce Stinker to a whole new generation of fans! It's Smokey and the Bandit meets Every Which Way But Loose meets Smokey and the Bandit Parts 2 and 3. Feel the thrill as Stinker teams up with old pals Boner and Jumbo, plus new friends Buck and Rascal the Chimp, for a crazy ride across the highways and byways of Bicentennial America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Live performance at end is worth it!

  • By Frank on 02-23-18

I couldn't get half-way through it...

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

I thought I'd like it since I liked 'Smokey and the Bandit and Every Which Way but Loose' back in the 70's. But I found this to be very ho-hum listen and could not get half-way through it. Perhaps my taste in humor has changed with age, not sure, but this is a return for me.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Goodbye, Things

  • The New Japanese Minimalism
  • By: Fumio Sasaki, Eriko Sugita - translator
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,333

Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo - he's just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn't absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical , Deep and Self-Reflection

  • By Anonymous User on 05-11-17

Could be life changing...

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

4/5: Enjoyed it much, and really made me think of the things I keep and why I keep them at all. He doesn't start off like some self-help book by trying to sell the book on the first three to five chapters. He sounds more like a realist and is down to earth. It could be a game changer for some.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Darknet

  • By: Matthew Mather
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 882

One minute Jake O'Connell is on top of the world, with a beautiful family and bright future as a stock broker in New York; the next it's all ripped away when he's embroiled in a fraud investigation, his childhood friend is murdered, and he finds himself on the run. Dodging the FBI and targeted by the Mob, Jake is thrown into a Wall Street underworld of crypto currencies and autonomous corporations, where he discovers a dark secret setting the world on a path to destruction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It wasn't as good as Cyberstorm for me...

  • By Jimyster on 05-25-15

It wasn't as good as Cyberstorm for me...

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

Reviewed: 05-25-15

Hmm, I wanted this to be more or equal to Cyberstorm. But it just didn't hit the same spot for me. I found myself continuously getting lost while it jumps around. It maybe a book that demands more concentration than what I was willing to give. So I gave it three stars.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful