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T. Mazerolle

St. Paul, Alberta
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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90,920

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

The performance is worth it alone

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-26-17

I think the book is great and the telling of it in this recording is simply the best

  • The State of Affairs

  • Rethinking Infidelity
  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,817
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,611

An affair: It can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. Adultery has existed since marriage was invented, and so, too, the prohibition against it - in fact it has a tenacity that marriage can only envy. Iconic couples' therapist and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a groundbreaking and provocative look at infidelity, arguing for a more nuanced and less judgmental conversation about our transgressions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compassionate approach

  • By Anonymous User on 10-16-17

This should be required reading for every relationship

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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-17

There is something that is both scandalous, intriguing and upsetting about infidelity.

The question I get from this book is that infidelity depends on what a relationship is. I don’t think that many relationships really consider what the nature of their commitment and their boundaries really are.

An open mind is required when listening to this book, and a little patience given the author’s accent.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Effective Communication Skills

  • By: Dalton Kehoe, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dalton Kehoe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show, many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication. These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Lectures with a Misleading Description

  • By James Garritano on 08-25-13

Intense

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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: 03-29-17

This requires your attention, but even with my casual attention I picked up some life changing skills. Very very worth the time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Patton

  • The Man Behind the Legend, 1885-1945
  • By: Martin Blumenson
  • Narrated by: William Lavelle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

This detailed and persuasive study by the author of The Patton Papers was described by Patton's daughter Ruth as "an extraordinary book". It is widely considered the best biography ever written of the General, an American hero as compelling as he was complex.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Patton the man

  • By Ann on 11-10-03

An effective survey of The life of Patton

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

The quality of the recording isn't very crisp, but the story is written and read well.

  • The Souls of Black Folk

  • By: W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Narrated by: Rodney Gardiner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work by W. E. B. Du Bois. Originally published in 1903, it contains many essays on race and equality, but is also a piece of seminal history, laying the groundwork for the field of sociology. Some of the essays in the book were even previously published by the Atlantic Monthly magazine. When writing, Du Bois drew from his personal experiences as an African-American in America to highlight the issues of prejudice that were still going on into the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening

  • By SavyEstyMom of 2 on 03-04-17

Life changing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-04-17

I'm white. I'm Canadian. I read this because I believe this was an insight into history.

This book (and perfect reading) is art like the great classic writers I read in high school and college. It has made me angry to not have had this assigned to me when I was younger.

This book is poetry, history, social / economic analysis, folkloric and spiritual. This has informed how I see the world, and find this book gives insight into modern problems beyond race conflict.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful