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  • Blueprint

  • How DNA Makes Us Who We Are
  • By: Robert Plomin
  • Narrated by: Robert Plomin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Blueprint, written and read by Robert Plomin. The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1 percent of DNA that differs between people. Our intellectual capacity, our introversion or extraversion, our vulnerability to mental illness, even whether we are a morning person - all of these aspects of our personality are profoundly shaped by our inherited DNA differences. In Blueprint, Robert Plomin, a pioneer in the field of behavioural genetics, draws on a lifetime's worth of research to make the case that DNA is the most important factor shaping who we are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully narrated science

  • By Grant Dewar on 05-01-2019

Beautifully narrated science

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-2019

Robert Plomin brings to light the complexity beauty and challenges presented to us by new DNA science.

The work will provide the same disruptive impact as moving from the transistor to the circuit board. This book is a must for mental health professional, those in government or social policy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The State of Affairs

  • Rethinking Infidelity
  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161
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    5 out of 5 stars 143
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    5 out of 5 stars 142

Iconic couples' therapist and best-selling author Esther Perel returns with a provocative look at relationships through the lens of infidelity, providing the insight we so desperately need to help us move beyond a simplistic discussion. An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. Adultery has existed since marriage was invented, and so, too, have the prohibitions against it - in fact adultery has a tenacity that marriage can only envy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Charlie R on 26-10-2017

No Holds Barred

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Reviewed: 23-10-2018

As a therapist and as person in relationship, this book is a wonderful challenge and an education in the way to re think our views on the way in which we relate in intimacy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Esther Perel's Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 82
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For her latest Audible Original, Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love, Esther Perel invites you to listen to private and intimate conversations exploring the evolution of relationships. Hear six sets of people at different points in their quests for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a stepmother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a nonbinary child desperate to connect with their single mother, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding insight with compassion

  • By Grant Dewar on 14-10-2018

Outstanding insight with compassion

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-2018

Esther and her participants show profound courage to reach new insights about what it is to love in all its forms.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Maps of Meaning

  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The meaning of life

  • By Michele Peghini on 10-08-2018

a map for the hero's journey

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Reviewed: 13-06-2018

Professor Peterson narrates his groundbreaking work to successfully bring together philosophical, psychological, evolutionary and biological theories to unite the great mythologies and religions as a way to explore the meaning of life.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • 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 4,138
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,686
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,660

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

Transcending order and chaos..

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Reviewed: 20-05-2018

Jordan Peterson is shaking things up by challenging people to reconsider their relationship with order and chaos. He challenges our society at its foundations... that is that each individual has a responsibility to transform their circumstances in whatever way they can, in order to bring a little more healing and a little less suffering to their world every day. In doing so they start to engage with life in a way that benefits both others and themselves. in this way, they create higher order meaning and purpose. This brings together order and chaos to make a new way through suffering.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful