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Self help bs more than how to learn.

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-2020

I bought the book to learn how to learn effectively instead it starts off with the self help mantra of "you are unhappy with where you are, by doing this stuff you can be happy". I'm not unhappy where I am, nor am I reading this book fill some void, I just want to learn how to learn more effectively. When i learn this skill I will be no more happy or un-happy than I am now and I don't expect a book on how to learn to do that for me. After listening for over an hour I haven't received any strategies of learning. there's just so much filler in this that its not worth my time.

For young adults only

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-2017

Keep in mind I'm listening to this in my mid 20's and this was written for 13 year olds.

Worst fiction I've exposed myself to in a long time. There was so much potential in this book that went to waste.
The author never bothers to answer interesting questions about why everyone came to new world, the characters don't go through any meaningful innocence to experience stage. The twist was hardly even a twist, the only reason it's a twist is because it's kept from the reader's knowledge. So much could have been done with the concept of mind reading but the author never makes use of this. How do you escape a village when everyone can read your thoughts? The exact same way as everyone else. Wtf??? They provide the main character with a book filled with answers that he doesn't read because he has poor English skills? Come on, that's an utter cop out. Gahhhh I can't even. If your older than 13 don't go near this thing.

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Educational and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 29-01-2017

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Chasing the scream is very enlightening and explains how the way we have been fighting the drug war has only made things worse for the wider community as well as drug users. So many perspectives I'd never considered such as why drug addiction gets worse when it's outlawed, why addicts can't psychologically function without drugs, just to name a few.

What did you like best about this story?

Johann breaks the story up into three perspectives of the drug war that are revisited again and again. These perspectives are the users, the dealers and the legislators.

Which character – as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds – was your favourite?

Arnold Rothstein, Harry Anslinger & Billy holiday.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Well it goes for 20 hours, so no

Any additional comments?

if you want a book to challenge and debunk popular views on drug culture and prohibition, this would be an excellent choice.

Eh alright.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-2016

It's got a lot of "woo woo" in it. But if you can ignore that, or if your into that then you'll get some gems out of it. Not the most enlightening thing I've ever heard but it was worth it.

Owls? Guardian angels? The number 1 in sequence? 😐