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Timeless Wisdom

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Reviewed: 29-10-2020

Worth Buying as a ready on hand reminder of how to live better. Austins Naration is very Yale clear.

Very Sad, but Uplifting as well

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Reviewed: 19-08-2020

More of a personal history than a book of philosophy. I cried many times listening to this.

Utterly Worthwhile Reading

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Reviewed: 06-08-2020

The Author spoke to the soul. Data driven and persuasive. This book explains genetics with a level of clarity which I could not imagine prior to reading.

Better than you could imagine

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Reviewed: 17-05-2020

A epic in every way. Victor Hugo takes you on a truely wonderful journey of redemption. Long it is but with the majestic detail he provides you fall into the world as it was. Read this it will be a commitment but one you will never regret. Truely wonderful.

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Surprising intresting

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Reviewed: 18-02-2020

I read many reviews before reading/listening to this book. Let me say that I belive most readers missed the point. Frank is indeed a dirtbag yet to me he is tormented by the existentialism of the age. As he says 'everything is of equal value'. He wishes to be a man yet as he has no father or father figure to look to he does the acts he does to be recognised by those who he looks up to as an equal. As he progresses he finds (as is often the case in life) that those he looks up to are valueless and that the real men are quite different. In the end to me, Frank discovers the true value of life in the glimps of the 'previously despised life'. The value of true manhood and indeed the real purpose of life in the family.

Very through and informative

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Reviewed: 31-10-2019

The best explanation of the reforms and internal life of the Austro-hungarian empire between the wars which I have found

Thorough look at Jim Jones

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Reviewed: 27-08-2019

This was a thorough look at people's temple. I can't fault its content overall but I just didn't enjoy it. it felt like a chore to listen to in.

Ok but not world shaking

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Reviewed: 30-06-2019

I got this book based on its reputation for brilliance. To me it was just ok. Dr Frankl's key idea seems to be that man desires meaning. However, as he is an Existentialist he does not see that by championing the idea that meaning is relative he robs the people he aims to help of objective meaning.

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Overated and long winded

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Reviewed: 31-01-2019

I have like most of you heard the inumerable quotes which eminate from this book. From this uncertain basis I decided to listen to the book. Mr. Thoreau comes across as a rather spoiled psudo-intellectual in this tract. His driving concern seems mostly to stand on pillar and criticize the world around him. His philosophy if it may be called that is a mix of rather adolescent antiestablishmentism and naturalism which is coloured by his rather sheltered and restrictive experience. It is akin to reading a 1800's Reddit post. Most of his points worth noting are simply rememberences of the masters. His few original point are often betray his ignorance. A prime example of this is when he opines on economics. It is a lazy and ignorant analysis to say the least. Still, I'd not say to not read this book to the end as the essay on civil disobedience is quite enjoyable and worthy of consideration.

A diverting yet tame affair

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Reviewed: 21-11-2018

It seems more a window to a rather mundane life then a true novel which seeks to engage. Still worth a read.