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  • The Righteous Mind

  • Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
  • By: Jonathan Haidt
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,074

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This should give you pause.

  • By Floyd Clark on 10-26-15

suprisingly sorta fair

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

it's obvious that Haidt is a conservative idealogue but he does a pretty good job of explaining why the left are mean and the right are naive and vice versa.

  • The Hacking of the American Mind

  • The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains
  • By: Robert H. Lustig
  • Narrated by: Robert H. Lustig
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

While researching the toxic and addictive properties of sugar for Fat Chance, Robert Lustig made an alarming discovery - our pursuit of happiness is being subverted by a culture of addiction and depression from which we may never recover. Dopamine is the "reward" neurotransmitter that tells our brains we want more; yet every substance or behavior that releases dopamine in the extreme leads to addiction. Serotonin is the "contentment" neurotransmitter that tells our brains we don't need any more; yet its deficiency leads to depression.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Martin Haviar on 10-06-17

Dont eat sugar, get enough sleep. got it.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

This book isnt horrible but I dont want to own it. Audible wont let me return it or I would. I'll sum it up for you. Dont eat sugar. Get enough sleep. Exercize.

Thats pretty obvious, right? I thought this would be more about how corporations are manipulating human psychology to sell us garbage that kills us. It touches on that but mostly it just tells us to quit eating sugar, and exercise. That's good advice.

This book is a lousy way to use an Audible credit. Audible has a lousy system going on. When someone figures out how to make a Netflix model for audiobooks or when I can get audio books from the library that i can play on my phone, I'm cancelling my audible account.

  • Battlefield America

  • The War on the American People
  • By: John W. Whitehead
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

In Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the follow-up to his award-winning book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead paints a terrifying portrait of a nation at war with itself and which is on the verge of undermining the basic freedoms guaranteed to the citizenry in the Constitution. Indeed, police have been transformed into extensions of the military, towns and cities have become battlefields.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic.

  • By jack on 07-02-15

best dystopian non fiction book to date

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

The contents of this book arent a shock to most people who live on the lower rungs of the American social ladder. The information contained in this book might seem far fetched or paranoid to the higher rungs of the socioeconomic ladder. This information should be known. It should be common knowledge. This isn't your typical right wing racist, anti-semitic conspiracy drivel. This isnt conspiracy theory at all. Its an objective assessment of the state of the nation and in all applicable ways, the world. This is a wake up call. I cant reccomend this book more.

  • 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 42,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,704

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

love him, hate him.

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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: 01-31-18

whether you love him or hate him, you have to hand it to him. He's no joke, man.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Trumpocracy

  • The Corruption of the American Republic
  • By: David Frum
  • Narrated by: David Frum, James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879

Best-selling author, former White House speechwriter, and Atlantic columnist and media commentator David Frum explains why President Trump has undermined our most important institutions in ways even the most critical media has missed, in this thoughtful and hard-hitting book that is a warning for democracy and America's future. Quietly, steadily, Trump and his administration are damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy, perhaps irrevocably.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a liberal, buuuut.....

  • By EbonKrowne on 04-02-18

it is what it says it is.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I'll be listening to this again. There are aspects of the rise od radical right wing ideology that i thought i had a solid grip on until i heard this book and took a double take on my previous understsnding of the subject matter and I think thats what makes a work of any kind "good."

6 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Alt-America

  • The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
  • By: David Neiwert
  • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "alt-right" figures mystifies many. But the American extreme right has been growing steadily in number and influence since the 1990s with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black US president, militant racists have come out of the woodwork.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing. I want to recommend it to everyone.

  • By Charlie Dubboyou on 05-13-18

best audip book I've downloaded all year.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-18

if you're like 99% of Americans who was asking the cosmos "what the fuck?" on November 9th pf 2016, this book may just provide you with the insight that reveals what we are truly up against in the political arena. Don't listen to this unless you are ready and willing to take a stand for whats right with America and whats wrong witb the right.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • No Is Not Enough

  • Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
  • By: Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Brit Marling
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 503

The election of Donald Trump is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. Trump's vision - a radical deregulation of the US economy in the interest of corporations, an all-out war on "radical Islamic terrorism", and sweeping aside climate science to unleash a domestic fossil fuel frenzy - will generate wave after wave of crises and shocks to the economy, to national security, to the environment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, TERRIBLE narrator

  • By Audio Engineer on 11-09-17

Reaffirming <br />

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-17

Reaffirmes how I tend to see the problems and potential solutions we face today. Possibly naive in her faith in human redemption but if we dont have that naive faith then we're doomed. Some of us have religions inclinations that think killing the planet and ourselves in process for the ultra rich is virtuous. they're going to be a problem. There is just too much stupid in the world. No amount of good will or basic decency can contrast the astronomical levels of human stupidity.

  • The Kybalion

  • A Study of Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
  • By: The Three Intiates
  • Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219

He was the father of the occult, the founder of astrology, the discoverer of alchemy. He was Hermes Trismegistus, and as the scribe of the gods of ancient Egypt, he possessed all divine knowledge... which he passed on to humanity, though only those who have been tutored in its wonders can fully understand it.In this extraordinary 1912 book, three secret initiates to his teachings - who remain anonymous to this day - share their insight with all who seek to understand the mysterious underpinnings of the universe and our relationship with it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Big bites of ancient (now age?) wisdom to chew on

  • By Diana on 07-24-14

the will to will

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-17

i have a hard time arguing with any tenets presented in this book. Maybe a line or two was incomplete but not off. I really recommend this of you are getting into mystery schools and ancient obscure wisdom.

  • Out of Your Mind

  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Alan Watts
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,479
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,183
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,147

With Out of Your Mind: Essential Listening from the Alan Watts Audio Archives, you are invited to immerse yourself in 12 of this legendary thinker's pinnacle teaching sessions about how to break through the limits of the rational mind and begin expanding your awareness and appreciation for the Great Game unfolding all around us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book

  • By Maven on 10-28-16

This is a keeper.

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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-17

I was unfamiliar with the work of Alan Watts. people kept telling me I'd dig him. I wasn't looking for ground to dig in. I finally caved and I'm glad I did. he's a beautiful soul and a hell of a lecturer. This title alone has made my audible subscription worth while. All my love to him and his.