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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
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.
Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book
- By TheBookie on 06-04-18
Exactly what you'd expect from Peterson
Would you listen to 12 Rules for Life again? Why?
I already got through the text version, this book starts off a tiny bit slow but each chapter winds up to make a really great argument. Pet that cat and clean your room.
What other book might you compare 12 Rules for Life to and why?
Maps of meaning is pretty good too but it's a bit stuffy.
What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He sounds a lot like Kermit, which is a plus.
What insight do you think you’ll apply from 12 Rules for Life?
I'm going to do my best to imitate a lobster in all walks of life.
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The Gulag Archipelago, Volume l
- The Prison Industry and Perpetual Motion
- By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
- Length: 25 hrs and 57 mins
In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony, and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary, and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917.
- By A is A on 12-06-15
Fantastic book, scary subject matter, 9/10 reading
What did you love best about The Gulag Archipelago, Volume l?
I am not really qualified to give a review on the subject matter because it's so vast, but I will say that you can hear someone else reading another audiobook in the background on occasion, which drives me nuts. Still, really good.
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