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

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Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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The most comprehensive summary of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson, guaranteed.

We can back our claim because we deliver over six times the value of ordinary summaries by providing two hours of immersive, detail-rich summary and analysis of the original book (while still under a fraction of the full book's narration of 16 hours).*

12 Rules for Life became a number one national and international best seller for a simple reason: Dr. Peterson unearths archetypal principles that shape our lives without our knowing. 

He first observes that order and chaos are the two primordial forces of the cosmos. Chaos is the realm of limitless possibilities, unsuitable for life. It is where depression, anxiety, and suffering find a home. Order, on the other hand, is the world of rules, predictability, explanations, science, and conformity. 

In the 12 Rules for Life, Dr. Peterson offers a roadmap to navigate these polar forces. The antidote to chaos is not merely order - it comes down to understanding the subtleties of life, realizing that virtue lies in the balance of the two extremes, and developing your own skills at the game. 

Whether you are an overachiever burning through life, an underachiever with perpetual overwhelm, or an intellectual, seeking deeper truths of human nature, this book is for you. 

The 12 Rules cover a broad spectrum where you will find advice on how to manage your thoughts and emotions, how to thrive, how to get along with others, and how to find a sense of meaning in life.

Disclaimer: This is a summary of Dr. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Our intention is sincere in that listeners could use this summary as an introduction or a companion to the original book, not as a substitute. 

*The average summary narration on Audible, iTunes, and App Store is 15 minutes long.

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Narration destroys solid topic

The audio narration sounds just like a 1980’s computer reading text. It is that bad - lifeless and w erratic pauses and emphasizes. Not everyone is cut out to record an audio book, THIS ONE definitely needs a major redo.

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Terrible Narration

Couldn't finish this because the narrator was clunky and difficult to listen to. I had to stop and find a better version.

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great book!

loved it very good read and I will recommend it to everyone else !!! thanks

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Great summary!

I have the book but realistically will probably never get around to reading it. I started this summary today and it will be a great way to glean the salient points. I do not however enjoy the narrator's voice.

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not what I wanted

the narrator was hard to listen along to and I thought it was the author reading from the original book not the summary. I am not pleased with my selection to listen to this offering.

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Thank you Dr. J . Peterson for writing this book

It’s very informative and insightful message so thank you for sharing with us your knowledge and wisdom!

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Simply put

i struggle with grasping complete meaning from otherwise complex books without direct explanations. Very well done!!!

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Phenomenal audiobook!

I loved the audiobook! I felt I got the feel for the whole book and a very thorough review of each chapter. While there were some software issues when i was trying to read on my kindle and audiobook simultaneously, I still highly recommend the audiobook as is and I'm already incorporating a couple of the rules.

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  • lgriff27
  • 06-16-19

good

good grief introduction and overview of Jordan Peterson's book. Recommended for group listening and discussion at men's groups and the likes.