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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 27,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,873

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

Wise words, brutal mindset, irrevocably religious

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

I feel that Dr. Peterson's words could straighten a soon-to-be mass shooter back into a life of virtue and prosperity. He looks at the pains of modernity in the eyes, and wrestles them into submission with sheer fearlessness, brutality, and knowledge. His fundamentally brutal opinions and mindset might not be for everyone, but at least nobody can say he is ever dishonest.

As an atheist myself, I am left with a lingering fear that his profound, monumental reasonings could be rather mental gymnastics to boil everything down to the Bible, which he frequently cites throughout the book. But the truth is that whether his positions are more or less rational is actually a superfluous concern here. What matters most is that in this book Dr. Peterson offers a palpable, understandable, immediately actionable mindset to sort out puzzles of life in today's world, and be good, do good, become better, prosper.

  • A Message to Garcia

  • And Other Essential Writings on Success
  • By: Elbert Hubbard, Charles Conrad
  • Narrated by: Charles Conrad
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

A Message to Garcia is Hubbard's most famous work. In it, he argues that the greatest hero is the man who simply does his job, completing the task no matter what the obstacles. Within Hubbard's lifetime, the message was reprinted more than any book besides the Bible. Today, it is required reading at US military academies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Classic

  • By Anonymous User on 08-31-18

A motivational masterpiece for the ages

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

At moments his advice slips into idealistic righteousness, but Hubbard's words are nevertheless so illuminating and timeless that you would believe they were written ten years ago. Everyone should read and reread this book, from the tender child to the jaded elder.

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,428

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

A classic for the ages

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

It is amazing to see that the foundations of modern metropolitan society were already laid out in 1936, when this book was originally published. The author lived in New York City and his lessons apply mostly to ambitious professionals living in centralizing urban areas such as the largest cities of each state. He talks about how to criticize, how to persuade, how to be an agreeable person, even how to approach negotiations. It is quite apparent throughout the book that the author holds meticulous knowledge and admiration of past U.S. presidents and leaders of major corporations. This book is a classic, and if nobody told you anything you could easily believe it was written in 1980 or so.

  • Wired for Love

  • How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship
  • By: Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT
  • Narrated by: Michael Hinton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

Wired for Love is an innovative guide to understanding your partner's brain and enjoying a romantic relationship built on love and trust. Synthesizing research findings drawn from neuroscience, attachment theory, and emotion regulation, this audiobook presents 10 guiding principles that can improve any relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book and based on science

  • By JESSICA on 07-09-16

Waste of time

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-18

Tons of pseudoscience with only tiny grains of useful insight. This book is just another pile of self-help yada yada that preys on a fragilized reader's thirst for answers. The author throws names of anatomical structures and neurotransmitters here and there, to try to pass as academical. I suggest you skip this book and try "Attached" by Amir Levine instead -- the latter at least won't try to convince you there exist hard scientific support when there is none.

  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,912
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,911

[Contains explicit content] Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pros and Cons of free porn.

  • By ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!) on 08-11-17

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

This is not a book. This feels like a weekend night TV series, but in audio. The author walks you through his investigation with his narrative and the real voices of the people he interviewed. His investigation was not rigorous like a documentary, but rather for the sake of interestingness and curiosity. It is, however, a sober work that does bring out important overarching realities. The stories are not about delusioned young women falling victim to the porn industry.

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  • How to Learn and Memorize German Vocabulary

  • By: Anthony Metivier
  • Narrated by: Timothy McKean
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 4

If you'd like to improve your ability to learn the German language by as much as 100%, 200%, even 300% (or more) using simple memory techniques that you can learn in 15-20 minutes (or less), then this may be the most important book you will ever listen to. Believe it or not, it doesn't matter if you have a good memory or not. These techniques have been used by real language learners, most of whom previously considered themselves owners of a "bad memory" to make real strides in acquiring German.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrific!!!

  • By hockman225 on 04-28-14

Rather poor

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

If you know what a memory palace is, this audiobook is not for you. If you don't, this roughly summarizes this audiobook: to memorize German vocabulary, use your imagination to attach something specific to each letter of the alphabet, then for every new word beginning with that letter you use your imagination again to make that thing do something that reminds you of the word. Then practice remembering it every day. At the end there are some links and orientations that can be useful, though.

  • An American Sickness

  • How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back
  • By: Elisabeth Rosenthal
  • Narrated by: Nancy Linari
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

It is well documented that our health-care system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship, explaining step by step the workings of a profession sorely lacking transparency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Researched, Outlined, and Presented

  • By Craig Schorling on 06-17-17

A true call to arms against financial abuses

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

Throughly and masterfully illustrated with recent, ongoing, real life examples of the abuses of the many players in the health care business, this work is an outright unashamed call to arms for us, patients, or consumers, to insurge against every touchable corner of the health care system, its perverse incentives, and its inefficiencies. A well crafted journalistic work from Rosenthal.

  • The Patient Will See You Now

  • The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands
  • By: Eric Topol MD
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 392

In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, examines what he calls medicine's "Gutenberg moment". Much as the printing press liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class, new technology is poised to democratize medicine. In this new era, patients will control their data and be emancipated from a paternalistic medical regime in which "the doctor knows best."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I began as a sceptic but now I'm convinced

  • By Trent on 07-12-15

Comprehensive but sometimes shallow and hyped

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

A wonderful book nevertheless. Reviews galaxies of elements and assembles them into insights about their possible impacts.