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A More Complete Beast

Narrated by: Jack Donovan, James Dorton
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Philosophy
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A More Complete Beast is men's writer Jack Donovan's third book in a series that started with the runaway cult hit, The Way of Men. The second book, Becoming a Barbarian, showed disconnected modern men - men born into the anti-identity "Empire of Nothing" - how to think tribally. 

In A More Complete Beast, Donovan picks up Friedrich Nietzsche's thoughts on nobility and master morality and uses them to guide men through an "upside-down" modern world, avoid the trap of hateful ressentiment, and overcome adversity through creativity.

In Donovan's hands, Nietzsche's words are rasps and chisels to help men refine a strength-based ethos, revealing their highest and noblest selves to become more complete men. And, as Nietzsche reminded us, man is a beast - so to become a more complete man is always to become a more complete beast.

©2018 Jack Donovan (P)2018 Jack Donovan

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Nietzsche combined with tribal thinking

Short and exciting, which makes for an easy read. I read this twice, once with a bit of a laugh, then again after reading 4 of Nietzsche's books. With a Nietzschean perspective, I found this 3rd book in Jack's series makes a decent case, or at least makes the case as convincingly as other thought leaders of our current age have made theirs.

The previous 2 books held wisdom, but mostly felt like a rage against globalism along with fantasizing about a time long past. A More Complete Beast helps reconcile the picture of masculinity painted in previous works with the reality of current cultural norms, and justify why one should actually bother to embrace such a challenging endeavour in spite of educational advice to the contrary.

Don't read the first 2 books without also reading this.

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His best work yet

I’ve heard the others from his series. This is by far the best. My only lament is that it is toooo short. But man is it good, inspiring, moving, philosophical, poetic and confronting. Just incredible!

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do it because you want to, not because you have to, not because you need to but because you choose to....

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  • Berserk
  • 03-10-2018

Jack's lost his edge

I've read almost everything Jack has put out since he started writing. It appears that since he got involved with WOV, he's lost his edge, become anti- Law Enforcement, and has written the same book three times in a row. His work has become massively uninspired in ways that only happen to people who become lazy in a echo- chamber. This book has heavy Nietzsche philosophy, but all Jake's work does. No new ground is ever being covered, no deep truths revealed, no deep wisdom demonstrated.

Jack's probably happier than ever been, but the small amount of notoriety he's obtained has ruined him as a author and creator.
Jack's work used to inspire me, but now it leaves me indifferent.

On a good note his performance was really good.

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  • Nik
  • 03-01-2019

Great book!

This is a great book for those that are looking to transform their mind. I recommend all of Jack Donovan's books to anyone looking for something more.

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  • Sterling Scott
  • 19-12-2018

powerful

amazing life affirming book. I shall now listen again. reminds us to be in our own.power

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-11-2018

Excellent

This is the mythic work first hinted at in The Way Of Men. Inspirational reading.

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  • duane smith
  • 27-11-2018

Hell Of A Read

Awesome book that cuts straight to the point of how to develop yourself into being the master of your conscious.

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  • Marcus
  • 10-10-2018

The best understanding of masculinity

I loved it, short and straight to the point! very informative and insightful. Another addition to the library.

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  • Kenneth J Gies
  • 02-10-2018

excellent

Great work. Jack Donovan is changing lives. A breath of fresh air amidst the stench of modern decay. Catch the scent and youll follow it to freedom. Awaken and Let rise the Beast within!

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  • lacey
  • 01-10-2018

An excellent addition to his works

I found becoming a barbarian by chance on amazon, leading me to the way of men. (Both need to be read first) and they were life changing books. This book as with his others articulates thoughts I’ve had for a while and let’s you know that you as a man are not alone in this modern world ruled by the fat and weak pathetic excuses for humans. Read it!!

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  • Trib
  • 30-09-2018

life Changing

if read in the correct order, and with massive amounts of unapologetic testosterone and a Will to live your life to the hilt, this is a life changing inspiration

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  • Adrien
  • 29-09-2018

Hammered

If Nietzcthe is a philosopher with a hammer, Jack Donovan is an acupuncturist with a nine inch nail fixed on your third eye and will hammer down his slick, sharp and simple point and you’ll come out of the book impregnated with his vision.

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  • BlackenedNeo
  • 11-03-2019

Well done

This book addresses the ways in which we might begin to change ourselves, and, with Titanic struggle, our world to be more simmilar to the Men of old.

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  • Chris Healey
  • 06-12-2018

Articulate, bombastic & inspirational.

I’ve read almost all of Jack Donovan’s work in text format up until now. The opportunity to download this came after I’d downloaded the app for another file so rather than order a hard copy I thought I’d go for the audiobook. I was not disappointed at all. The powerful narration of the text makes it a vivid experience that I’m ready to listen to again as soon as I’d finished. In a more complete beast Jack weaves together themes from philosophy, mythology, & his own body of work to address a common mindset trap that men often fall into in the “empire of nothing”. It’s articulate, bombastic & inspirational. Not many writers speak as well as they write, I’d probably always go for the audio version of anything he releases first in the future & a paper copy as back up.

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  • Ben Hart
  • 04-10-2018

Glorious!

I find it very hard to listen to this without wanting to beat my chest, lift weights and bring my dreams into creation.

Thank you Jack for this book. It's men like you that are helping me be the man I want to be.