• Summary: 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: James Harvard
  • Narrated by: Burke Mason
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (118 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A comprehensive summary of the book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, by Jordan B. Peterson.  

Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life is quite thought provoking. The Canadian clinical psychologist puts forth his ideas about personality, being, existence; the interconnectedness of order and chaos, two forces evident in all of life; the gender roles assignment discourse; the source of the world’s greatest evils; and many other controversial topics.  

It is refreshing, and sometimes confusing, how he weaves biblical accounts and characters into the telling of his stories. But what might raise the hairs of most are his views on political correctness regarding postmodernism, white privilege, cultural appropriation, and everything in between. One thing is clear about Peterson. He is a man unapologetic for his views, which are largely unpopular, closely conservative, and politically incorrect.  

This audiobook contains a comprehensive, well-detailed summary and key takeaways of the original book by Jordan B. Peterson. It summarizes the book in detail to help people effectively understand, articulate, and imbibe the original work by Peterson. This audiobook is not meant to replace the original book, but to serve as a companion to it.

Contained you will find:

  • Executive summary of the original book 
  • Key points of each chapter
  • Brief chapter-by-chapter summaries

Disclaimer: This is a summary review of the book 12 Rules for Life and not the original book.

©2018 James Harvard (P)2018 James Harvard

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Summary missed the point

I’ve listed to the 12 Rules for Life audiobook and I feel like the author of this summary is somewhat an oversimplification. For example in summarizing the story about the lobster he fails to articulate that the lobsters behaviours are very basic but have evolved since millions of years ago, and that is evidence that similar behaviours in us are hard wired and not a behaviour recently learned or developed by humans. I’ve been somewhat surprised to learn that there are so many people opposed to Jordan Peterson and his ideas, I feel like part of the problem is that his ideas are sometimes misunderstood or misconstrued. I feel like this summary probably contributes to that problem. I thought 12 Rules was a very interesting book and incredibly practical. I was disappointed in the apparent negative slant of this summary and the apparent willful ignorance to articulate the points accurately.

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No doubt

There is no doubt that this book will change your life. This book is worth it

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Thank God for the Summary

If I had to listen to the full book I'd shoot myself. The original author knows how to put it's listeners to sleep after pulling their hair out.

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Duped

The clever book cover looks surprising like the one by Dr. Peterson. I thought this summary left out a lot of important parts (now that I have read the full book)..

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excellent

love it. easy to understand. I recommend this to auto to parents, grandparents, aunt's, uncle's and kid as well.

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Perfect Accompaniment

If you've read self-help books, and seen the true benefits that this style of literature can offer, you know that of the hundreds of pages you read in a typical book, the real value can be boiled down to a few pages on the greatest lesson offered. This book does just that over and over. It hits you with the key ideas, backs it up, and cross-references it with the original, which is a great book.. Incredibly valuable if you're interested in making sense of and categorizing the vast improvements to self, that self-help points you in the direction of. Highly recommended!

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Must Read

If there were ever a self help, inspirational book to read- this is it. As a seasoned citizen I found this book to be very profound and enlightening. I wish I had read this when I was in my younger years, It would have saved some tears and anguish.

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  • 05-10-19

All that it needs to be

Gets to the points quickly and efficiently, which is the best that can be expected of a summary like this.

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Words to live by.

I'm not a religious person, but I was raised one. Normally I avoid a 'preachy' type of motivational media. But in this, the biblical references are just that, references. I found it enlightening, and historically engaging.

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feeling great!!!

its a very important book about life... This audio recording is clean and audible .

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  • joy
  • 07-11-18

Great tool for living in today's world

This book should offer something of value for everyone. I wish I had this book when I was a young man finding my way. Share it with any young people you know, especially if they have children. Truly worth your time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-18

this book shows it to be refreshingly

It really in short time has helped me to construct a more purposeful and meaning-oriented framework for life and tear down some of my poorly constructed thinking. If you are an individual searching for meaning, attempting to find easy steps to begin making positive progress in your own life, this book is great for you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-18

gives quite a lot to think about

James Harvard narration brings a soothing touch. His depth of knowledge is outstanding. Important details of the original book have been given and narrated perfectly.

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  • Angelie
  • 07-11-18

Excellent Information

Listening to this summary actually gave me the right idea about how to get rid of chaos in your life. and I'm glad to add it to my library. I liked this guide very much and great motivation.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-18

Great buy great book

It is for peaceful humans with good intention to blindly follow destructive ideologies and behaviors. And this book pinpoints all of that!

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  • kate
  • 07-10-18

This book has a lot of truth

Shows the difference between order and chaos, and provides a guide to leaving a well fulfilled life. The book advices that we need to stay on the straight and narrow path.

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  • keith
  • 07-10-18

I truly loved this amazing story.

I really enjoyed this book. Listening this genre is very mind refreshing. A life changing book!

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  • ana
  • 07-10-18

thank you for sharing

The advice and suggestions given in this book are solid. TWELVE RULES offers another direction with mythological and phycological reasons for the human condition
it gives practical strategies to make the burdens of living a little lighter..

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  • felly
  • 07-10-18

beneficial for people

This book contains wisdom and guidance on how to be the best human being you can possibly be. A collection of ideas and comments about life and how to get through it without self destructing and or taking others with you.

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  • gail
  • 07-09-18

A book you can live by

I don't feel that I am personally in time of difficulty but I can say that this book has given me extra strength and admiration for the world around me to look forward to the future.It has helped already to better myself .

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