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  • Lying

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,321
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,711

As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption - even murder and genocide - generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Telling The Truth...

  • By Douglas on 11-29-13

Thank you for this book!

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Reviewed: 10-01-18

I’m inspired to change my behaviors in several areas of my life. This is a great book that I hope to read on a regular basis.

  • 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 42,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,703

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

This is my favorite self-help book I have ever read!

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Reviewed: 02-02-18

In this book, I found what I have been lying to myself about. I have been trying to climb my way up the dominance hierarchy by being successful in the world’s eyes. I’ve been trying to raise my status to make me more attractive to a potential wife. I’ve been doing this by being successful in business, eating healthy, reading books, working out, trying to gain fame, and becoming surface level friends with high status individuals. However, I realized in this book that a lot of it is a farce. I have mainly been doing these things to avoid doing the hard work that terrifies me: deep, meaning relationships. This book isn’t really about that, but a good part of it is about cleaning out your own closet before you try to save the world. I think anyone can read this book and realize another dragon they have been ignoring. I am going to start it again soon, and I have already made hard moves and had challenging conversations towards cleaning up my personal relationships. Maybe a year from now I will actually be someone that someone great wants to marry instead of just looking like someone who is. Thank you Jordan Peterson.

1,081 of 1,295 people found this review helpful

  • How Jesus Became God

  • The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee
  • By: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
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    4 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

In a book that took eight years to research and write, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Ehrman explores how an apocalyptic prophet from the backwaters of rural Galilee crucified for crimes against the state came to be thought of as equal with the one God Almighty Creator of all things. Ehrman sketches Jesus's transformation from a human prophet to the Son of God exalted to divine status at his resurrection. Only when some of Jesus's followers had visions of him after his death - alive again - did anyone come to think that he, the prophet from Galilee, had become God.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How Jesus changed from the 1st the 4th Century A.D

  • By Jacobus on 06-05-16

Great content! I wish it was more linear.

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Reviewed: 06-22-17

The content here is great. I still don't understand, however, what Jesus thought of himself, how and when that transformed and what it first transformed to, what Paul then believed, and how that transformed to the book of John view.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,075

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book I wish I had 25 years ago

  • By Jason DeFillippo on 05-08-14

Great book! I've already listened twice:)

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Reviewed: 09-18-16

I needed to read this book at this point in my life. It reframed stoicism in a way that made me realize it can help me with many problems in my life right now. It reminded me that there is no inherent meaning in anything. Nothing is good or bad. We attribute the meaning to everything that happens. I'm excited to learn more about stoicism and incorporate it into my life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,581

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

An incredibly inspiring book for the human race

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Reviewed: 07-23-15

This is one of the best books I have ever read. I have never been as excited about living in our day and age as I am right now after reading this. I had no idea how much Elon Musk has sacrificed to make our lives sustainable. He has to be the most impressive person who has lived to this point. Despite the cursing, I think everyone should read this book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful