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Don’t judge. Just listen.

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Reviewed: 03-05-2020

The vehicle of war stories may not be to everyone’s taste but the situations and real world analogies are indisputable. With the stakes higher than most will ever experience, these lessons are distilled, concentrated and delivered clearly. A truly valuable read, seamlessly adapted to audio. Don’t judge, just listen.

Unflinching, humorous and full of good advice

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Reviewed: 05-01-2020

One single dad feels less isolated and more connected as a result of this podcast. Thanks. This is Important content.

The most dangerous blind spots are the ones you don’t even know you have.

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Reviewed: 19-08-2019

As a male, an architect and someone who regularly challenges assumptions as part of my job (or thinks he does), this book has kicked me in the ass. Hard. This will make me a better designer by prompting me to ask better questions and reduce gender bias in my work . Also by allowing me to develop an awareness of when I am defaulting to design for males. It’s a start. I can’t thank Caroline Criado Perez enough. (And thanks to Roman Mars for the tip)

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Some good stuff but...

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Reviewed: 11-07-2018

I feel like I’ve been berated for 8hrs. No doubt I need it but Jordan’s method of reaching people is blunt as is his delivery and smacks of the same uncertainty as your overbearing uncle. Not enough joy and way too much religion - albeit interesting as a way a valuing the code imbedded within. He sounds preacher-like throughout. Like Dawkins, there is value in here but I don’t think I want to have a beer with this guy. My bad.

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Sub average survival genre

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Reviewed: 11-07-2018

Sorry folks not my cup of tea. Really thought there would be more of “how” things fall apart after a given cataclysm and more insight into society dynamics. These things occupied minimal coverage and only served as the backdrop for a very average team-survival story replete with cultural stereotypes . Substitute zombies with unfriendly humans and you’re there.

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Lower shelf sci fi

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Reviewed: 08-05-2018

Interview subject X114-3. Location: Guantanamo dunny #511 Do you like made up, pseudo military code numbers to make you feel like you’re deeply embedded? Then you’re in the right place. No seriously. It listens like a bad radio drama not withstanding the amount of effort made by the voice actors. I did finish it but would not go further. I like less cheese and more brain with my sci fi. If you’re looking to pass the time on a long flight then maybe. But if your looking for trail blazing, eye opening, sci fi then move on. This does sound harsh but the only reason I got this book was on the back of the reviews so this may stop someone else making the same mistake. Asimov, Clarke and Banks are a couple of shelves above if you’re looking.

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No fads, just sense.

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Reviewed: 15-06-2015

You'll find yourself nodding allot, like, "I knew that..." This book picks up on all the things you already know, adds a bunch of new things and puts them into a context which demands personal action. No fads just sense. Read it.

Hard going at times but essential reading.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-2015

This book will change how you see the world. You will be more aware of external and internal manipulations and misconceptions. There is a price though. The later half of the book can be hard going and the narrator's limited dynamic range becomes a challenge to listen to attentively. I'd suggest listening to the first 3hrs and then breaking up the rest into smaller chunks (Splice with something more narrative), But do listen. This is an important book.

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