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The Irrational Atheist audiobook cover art
  • The Irrational Atheist
  • Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens
  • By: Vox Day
  • Narrated by: Jon Mollison

This guy gets it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-19

It appears that Vox Day read and studied all of the books of the Atheists he refutes in his book and appears to be generally well read from many of his references. He has a high contempt for Sam Harris in whom is the only person in which Vox is not at all charitable to as he methodically uses their own words to lay out their arguments and then clearly displays the flaws, sometimes in a biting way. I found myself pausing and contemplating his assertions and was kind of in awe of his depth of understanding of those he challenged. He made a promise in the beginning of the book that I think he keeps for the most part, though he does get into some of his opinions of Christianity towards the end.
I checked iTunes and it looks like he has a podcast and has been a guest on some others. His Podcast isn’t giving me good first impressions

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I see myself giving this book away many times

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-03-18

Conquering the tension between Chaos and order is the paradigm that evolves throughout this book into 12 clear ideas that beg further thought. It has sold over two million copies and Dr. Peterson is spreading his message to a very diverse group of people -mostly young- that are eager for this information. What used to be common sense - the 12 rules - is now disassociated from our education system and our culture in the west and Dr. Peterson is leading the charge toward competency, self discovery, valuing discipline,and slaying our personal dragons. You’ll here antidotes from Disney stories, the Bible and his own personal experience as to why these rules are so foundational and even fundamental to the archetypes in the stories that have been told for Millenia. This is important. I can’t say enough good things about Peterson and this book!

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Talk about a counter perspective

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Reviewed: 03-23-18

I was hoping he would lay out a great case and it was even better than I thought. Definitely two sides to the story. Very convincing and a lot To chew on.

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Very interesting guy, interesting story

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-05-16

It was a good story. I think he was going for an "elegantly written" book, but instead he came off as pretentious and pseudo-intellectual with all of the overly descriptive narrative. This surprised me because he is an intellectual and I haven't ever thought of him as pretentious in all of he interviews that I have seen of him.
Either way, love what he is doing with 3D guns and bit coin. He was the first to introduce me to he "post political" concept.
Would buy it again.

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  • Rich Dad Poor Dad
  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler

The information is invaluable for a rat racer

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-16

Very timely book for me. Speaks about the concept on how to build wealth by protecting it and get above the trappings of the middle class (the rat race).
The reader swallows a lot but at the end of the day he spoke clearly and I was ready to receive the content

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Lots of good points very little fluff. Paints a very clear picture.

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Reviewed: 07-22-16

I really like how succinct this audio is. It is very timely and relevant.
DiLorenzo hits the right topics, explains them quickly and moves on. I also liked his reference points; Lappin, Bastiat, Mises, Stalin. He uses History in conjunction with these other authors as authority to further his already well made points.
I liked everything about this book, DiLorenzo provides good info and methodically shows "The Problem with Socialism" and will alert those that may be asleep to the Socialist policies that have already been enacted and in place in the US for many years.
He makes clear what the natural conclusion of where these socialist policies have taken other countries in the last 150 years and where the Socialist policies in the US will also eventually lead.
Book provides the feeling and facts and the moral positioning needed to have intelligent conversation for those who may be trying to find their way to Liberty.
I have 130 non fiction titles. I wrote reviews for only 5 or 6 others. I'll be listening again soon!

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Urban Myer Makes you tough

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Reviewed: 04-20-16

Urban talks about leadership in this book, and though the things he says are not earth shattering he has a unique ability to motivate the reader to do hard things, as he does for his players, to achieve the outcomes they wish.

The book promoted perseverance and toughness as the lifestyle of a leader. The narrator even has a tough voice. This is definitely worth a second read for me because it gave me some ideas as a leader and will motivate any listener to increase their capacity to perservere

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Unique concept and a great speaking voice

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Reviewed: 08-11-15

Clearly answers the question "when is not knowing better". I heard her on an interview she did on Dave Ramsey's EntreLeadership Podcast in December of 2014 and found myself re listening to it. I bought the book and it did not disappoint. Liz really lays out the concepts well and you can tell it is well researched. Her speaking voice is full of character and is almost cute which makes the book nice to listen to as she explains everything.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

People over Profit audiobook cover art

Solid concepts portrayed in a refreshingly concise way

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Reviewed: 08-01-15

I really like that this book was not a marathon read and I just got to the point.
The author is still on his journey to being a thought leader and the book is not very polished, but you can tell the author is authentic and sincere and really wanted to bring the principals that he strives toward out to the world.
It's worth your time!
The book is filled with good information and relevant concepts and principles for the person who believes people matter and wants to affect the business world and their world with that principal.

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Now I Understand Propaganda

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Reviewed: 03-27-15

The government media propaganda on employment, gas prices, the economy, medicine. It's as if they took this story and are using it as a playbook. The ignorance of the people is their demise.

I love the contrast of the sheep and the sheeple today that just repeat the dividing rhetoric. Their decision to or lack of ability to think critically and their dependence on the system allows them to be manipulated to promote their own enslavement.