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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,512

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Read

  • By Christopher on 21-01-2018

A very important book in our times

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

Reviewed: 12-11-2018

I think these days it is important that someone brings perspective into things, since humanity seemingly got carried away by a lot of things that don't really matter and it is so hard to navigate all the different aspects of life in the 21st century.

Peterson is engaging and captivating but also makes some very good and concise points in pretty much every sentence.On a personal level, as a reader I also appreciated the parts of his personal life Peterson shared in this book, which most probably wasn't always easy, but helps you understand how he reached his conclusions.

I believe in this book he looks exactly at and tries to remedy what it is like to be a person in our world today.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!!!

  • By Charles on 15-03-2017

Stories beautifully retold

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-2018

The stories are beautifully told in a lamguage that is modern and funny and witty but still bears tribute to the old gods.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,143

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great hook, great narrator, little payoff

  • By AU Pete on 01-03-2018

Great book to ground you in reality

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-2018

Great book to ground you in reality and not give too many f&@(s. Although peppered with expletives as the title suggests, a very enjoyable book

  • Depends What You Mean by Extremist

  • Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables
  • By: John Safran
  • Narrated by: John Safran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure, he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the contradictions that many would prefer be left unexamined. Who is this black puppet master among the white nationalists? And this Muslim fundamentalist who geeks out on Monty Python? Is there a secret radicalisation network operating in John’s own Jewish suburb?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That wiley jew! As predicted, worth a listen.

  • By Ben on 17-07-2017

Unique! highly recommend reading this

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 13-06-2017

John Safran first hand insights with its wit will pull the wool off your eyes.

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  • Blitzed

  • Drugs in Nazi Germany
  • By: Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94

The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping best seller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops; resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A new perspective

  • By Adam Webb on 25-03-2018

A good read, interesting throughout

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-2017

Although mainly concerned with Hitler's private physician the book still casts an interesting light on WWII and the Germany of the time and how the war of drugs was paralleled by Hitler himself.

  • Die vergessene Generation

  • Die Kriegskinder brechen ihr Schweigen
  • By: Sabine Bode
  • Narrated by: Hannelore Hoger, Charles Brauer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Sie haben den Bombenkrieg oder die Vertreibung miterlebt, ihre Väter waren Soldaten, in Gefangenschaft oder sind gefallen. Diese Kriegsvergangenheit zeigt auch heute noch in vielen Familien Spuren, bis in die zweite und dritte Generation hinein. Nach langen Jahren des Schweigens beginnt die Generation der Kriegskinder - in etwa die Jahrgänge 1930 bis 1945 - jetzt ihre Erfahrungen zu verarbeiten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sehr interessant und einfühlsam, dennoch sachlich

  • By Nadja on 29-01-2017

Sehr interessant und einfühlsam, dennoch sachlich

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-2017

schade dass es das Buch noch nicht auf Englisch gibt, ich denke es wäre gut wenn es auch anderen Menschen die nicht Deutsch sprechen zugänglich wäre.

  • Your Self-Confident Baby

  • How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities from the Very Start
  • By: Allison Johnson, Magda Gerber
  • Narrated by: Lauri Fraser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

As the founder of Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), Magda Gerber has spent decades helping new mothers and fathers give their children the best possible start in life. Her successful parenting approach harnesses the power of this basic fact: Your baby is unique and will grow in confidence if allowed to develop at his or her own pace. The key to successful parenting is learning to observe your child and to trust him or her to be an initiator, an explorer, a self-learner with an individual style of problem solving and mastery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Respectfull parenting won't go out of fashion

  • By Nadja on 16-09-2016

Respectfull parenting won't go out of fashion

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-09-2016

Although there are newer parenting books on the market I found this very helpfull (although a little repetitive in parts)

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  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best use of a credit

  • By Rachel on 29-07-2015

houses and English history

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

Reviewed: 01-08-2016

I used to really enjoy Bill Bryson's book but this one seemed a bit dry in my opinion

  • Playful Parenting

  • By: Lawrence J. Cohen Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Lawrence J. Cohen Ph.D.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Playful Parenting means joining children in their world of play, focusing on connection and confidence, giggling and roughhousing, and following your child's lead. This audiobook is an exciting approach to raising children that will help you nurture close relationships and solve behavior problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST READ FOR ALL PARENTS!

  • By Brooke Batchelor on 24-09-2015

A real go-to parenting book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-2016

although I'm just starting out in my role as parent, this book has given me some very good ideas to implement and really changed my outlook on parenting. because it can be so much fun! the boik is full of Do's, not don't s. a great guide

  • Brain Rules for Baby

  • How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
  • By: John Medina
  • Narrated by: John Medina
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina told us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for every parent

  • By Nadja on 01-04-2016

A must read for every parent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-2016

I loved this book. Medina narrates wonderfully, clear and concise scientific research is made accessible easy to understand and relevant to all aspects of parenting. It really opened my eyes and gave real practical help. Thank you

1 of 1 people found this review helpful