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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 4,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,630

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

Too much bible for me.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-2019

this was an interesting read overall and normally I find Jordan Peterson's work very interesting but I didn't feel the need to appreciate some kind of second-hand sermon or religious education experience.

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  • Against a Dark Background

  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Sharrow was once the leader of a personality-attuned combat team in one of the sporadic little commercial wars in the civilisation based around the planet Golter. Now she is hunted by the Huhsz, a religious cult which believes that she is the last obstacle before the faith's apotheosis, and her only hope of escape is to find the last of the apocalyptically powerful Lazy Guns before the Huhsz find her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fully complete work of genius craftsmanship

  • By irahim on 18-04-2019

Too long, boring, pointless.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-2019

I skipped 9 of the last chapters so i could finish the book, after trying my best to get into the first 20hrs.
I couldn't get into the storyline or the characters at all. I wanted to like this book, i really did ... but it is about 4x longer than it should be.
I felt altogether detached from this story.

  • The Hydrogen Sonata

  • Culture, Book 10
  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization. An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture 10,000 years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only at the last moment. Now they've made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilizations: They are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost infinitely more rich and complex existence. Amid preparations though, the Regimental High Command is destroyed....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant but missing something

  • By Anonymous User on 26-01-2019

The Easiest 5 star ever.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-2018

I will listen to this work again, probably a few times. four more words needed.

  • A Brief History of Time

  • From Big Bang to Black Holes
  • By: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to listen, but overall great book!

  • By Anonymous User on 27-11-2017

i understood many of the words used<br />

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-2018

excellent physics book for the regular guy.
like me. this review needs at least 15 words.

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  • The Bhagavad Gita

  • By: Eknath Easwaran
  • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

The Bhagavad Gita, "The Song of the Lord", is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran's reliable and accessible version has consistently been the best-selling translation. Easwaran's introduction places the Gita in its historical setting and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Chapter introductions give clear explanations of key concepts in that chapter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listen without the commentary

  • By Philippe Bourse on 09-04-2018

40% book60%interpretation.couldnt make it through

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-05-2018

No doubt the original work is good, i would have liked to read it and draw my own lessons from it. However there's a narrator who explains everything beforehand, robbing the work of any joy or flow and his conclusions are not what iwant to read. Translating Is one thing, but interpreting the meaning - the narration is lengthier than some chapters - is not needed. Why would this ancient work need improvement? How can i find meaning in this work when another's presuppositions are in my head?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful