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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 42,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,776

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

Solid, but not the greatness which everyone touts

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Dr. Jordan Peterson is a very intelligent man and clinical psychologist and professor. And is definitely worth all the salt in his area of expertise.

But it’s verbose and nothing ground-breaking.

A great self- help book for this genre, but there are others to consider as well.

Your one will be better spent watching his YouTube stuff - so much more powerful as an orator and arguments man!

Cheers

  • 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,619

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

Wish I had read this in High school!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Robert Greene’s seminal work no doubt.

So many lessons in life, business, relationships and everything under the sun.

These are the books that will change your way of being completely.

Definitely on my all time Top 3!

A book you need to read again and again and again and again!

Let the power games/strategizing begin.

Side note - Don’t get lost in your shadow side and only take the darkness of the 48 laws, understand it from your own strong core, and balance it with your light in your being as well.

It will level you up forever!

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,750
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,064

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be required reading

  • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

Brilliant, must read for contextual understanding of our species!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

The breakdown and narration of the book were fantastic!

And the knowledge of our becoming, the harm of the agricultural revolution on us, and the contemplation/extrapolation of tomorrow is well addressed.

Great read!

  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra

  • A Book for All and None
  • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is one of the most extraordinary - and important - texts in Western philosophy. It was written by Friedrich Nietzsche between 1883 and 1885. He cast it in the form of a novel in the hope that his urgent message of the 'death of God' and the rise of the superman (Ubermensch) would have greater emotional as well as intellectual impact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration!

  • By Judd on 06-06-16

Dense, and possibly need to re-listen

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

The narrator was brilliant, and made the audiobook worthwhile.

Nietzsche has so many gems splattered around, but you have to have patience as Zarathustra would remark - superfluous one!

Definitely not an easy, philosophical read.

It’s ok at times to not be comprehending every sentence, when you can understand the overall themes and the wisdom pearls when Zarathustra speaks!