Summary: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson

Narrated by: David Margittai
Length: 56 mins
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Summary: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson: An Antidote to Chaos 

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)

Called “one of the most important thinkers to emerge on the world stage for many years,” by The Spectator, Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life is a truly thought-provoking read. How should we live in the modern world? Peterson aims to answer this question using his unique blend of ancient traditions, religion and scientific research from his many years as a clinical psychologist. 

He does not shy away from the hard questions and controversial topics. White privilege, postmodernism, gender identity, and the source of the world's greatest evils are all discussed. It should not be forgotten amid his controversial opinions that Peterson has over 20 years’ experience as a psychologist and offers countless nuggets of wisdom on living a better life throughout. 

Peterson journeys broadly, providing advice on confidence, dominance, communication, discipline, meaning and so much more. If you want to live a better life, read this book, study it - then live it. 

Why should you always pet a cat when you meet one in the street?

What can we learn from lobsters about success in life?

What terrible fate awaits those who criticize all the time?

Listen to find out!

It takes the average person 49.5 minutes to read 9000 words.

For the price of a coffee and a time investment of roughly 2 percent of your day, I believe the wisdom in this book to be well worth it's value. This book allows you to skip to the nuggets of wisdom and actionable content in a very easily absorbed, listenable way, including key takeaways at the end of each chapter. Save yourself time and money.

©2018 Rob Farrington (P)2018 Rob Farrington

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Recommend this to anyone of any age.

I am a 17-year-old senior in high school, and I am taking my time with this audio book for sure. So far, the first two rules are absolutely amazing and I have implemented them fully. I love Jordan Peterson, and I can't wait to finish this audio book. I would seriously recommend this to anyone of any age.

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Enjoyed the summary of good principles.

Sounds basic, but we keep forgetting these principles to improve our lifes and influence those around us.

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Great audio book and very helpful!

Great audio book and very helpful for putting your life in the right direction if you need to. I like how Jordan incorporates biblical references. You don't have to believe in anything to understand you just need to understand perspective and have an open mind.

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A good summary of a fantastic book.

This was a very unique, life changing book for me. Jordan Peterson has a unique ability to be able to break apart chaos and find order inside of it. 12 rules for life will bring a sense of understanding to Anyone who reads it. As long as they are honest with them self. It should be required reading in every high school classroom. this summary by David is a good quick read to get the overall understanding of the book but can and no way replace the actual book by Jordan Peterson.

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Narrator great!! One of those Books you want on Hard Back!! Go Back and Reflect take notes!! Definitely Buying this Book! Looking Forward to the Purchase!

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Great idea, well executed.

Very well put together and a great read full of good ideas. Thanks! By all means, read the full book but this is a brilliant summary.

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Fantastic book

Great advice and a joy to listen too. I would definitely recommend people give this a read

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Damage audio

The audio from chapter 4 to the end is damage it just stop playing, fix this and send me the complete audio file.

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Straight to the Point

was straight to the point . loved it . sometimes you get lost with so much back story and detail from the full book . the actually book is good too sometimes I read the summary then the full book to get more of a deep dive . but the summary when you need a dose of knowledge is straight to the point and helpful and easy to remember.

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12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson

great scientist jordan peterson and very interesting and great narrator, this summary allows me to understand the ideas of this book.

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  • Ann Kathrin Granhus
  • 12-17-19

Good.

I enjoyed this summary. Wanted to hear the whole book, but seeing it is 15h.. I think that was alot. Also read there is long religious texts in the book that throw some of reading further... this summary was then handy. Because there is a lot of good advices in the book! Religious too but better for me that dont want to read long stories to get the point. Want to buy this summary in book form if it exist. Think the guy talking was good too. 👍

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  • Priya Cherukara
  • 11-26-19

Great listen

Really enjoyed listening to this book the author is good and the narrator is easy to listen too.

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  • lorena roxana anghel
  • 03-05-19

This summary describe very well the main ideas .

Describe very well the original book. It also explains and summarize the book in an easy to remember language.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-02-20

Summary First

accidentally started this before actual book.

enjoyed the takeaways will now start with book proper but may end up listening to summary more frequently.

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  • Jordan
  • 08-16-20

Very good, very concise

Does what it says on the tin; having read the book, I can agree with the pieces of importance he's decided to highlight. Would recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-31-20

Beautiful work !

Its a great book, and a short version is handy. very much recomend it !

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  • Rallysandall
  • 06-20-20

straight to the point

I was debating ordering the full version, having been on my journey for over 11 years, the majority of this was basic common sense but its spoken in a way that the masses can understand it. I prefer audio books at a hour to two hours long so this was perfect, I appreciate how the longer version would go into greater details and if you are scientifically minded and need yo know exactly how things are then I suggest you order it. if like me you feel you are ahead on this journey we call life and appreciate everything in it the good with the bad ect, then this book is for you it's a great recap on probably 20 or so books I've read regarding life, Wayne Dyer, ram dass, joe Vitale ect so if you like these types of authors you will also like this, straight to the point less than a hour great price 5 stars

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  • Robert Giles
  • 09-03-19

Enjoyable synopsis to accompany car journeys

Peterson does well to introduce topics in a genre flooded with topics. Of particular interest is the standing tall and you are the average of the 5 people you associate most with. if you are interested in this, you must progress on to Russell's Conquest of Happiness.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-02-19

Very useful summary

a good point of reference to go back to after reading the original by Jordan Peterson.

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  • The G Man
  • 08-21-19

Fantastic Refresher on the Original...

Very Well Read Summary of the Original, Short and Interesting Enough for a Daily Listen. Now Looking for More Titles by the Same Author/Narrator.

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  • 06-14-19

Misleading title

Purchased this for a personal development book, very disappointed to get a religious tome. Couldn't bring myself to finish

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