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The Way of Men Audiobook

The Way of Men

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Publisher's Summary

What is masculinity? Ask 10 men, and you'll get ten vague, conflicting answers. Unlike any book of its kind, The Way of Men offers a simple, straightforward answer - without getting bogged down in religion, morality, or politics. It's a guide for understanding who men have been and the challenges men face today. The Way of Men captures the silent, stifling rage of men everywhere who find themselves at odds with the overregulated, overcivilized, politically correct modern world. If you've ever closed your eyes and wished for one day as a lion, this book is for you.

©2012 Jack Donovan (P)2015 Jack Donovan

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    wulfgar 06/10/2015
    wulfgar 06/10/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "every man"

    I wish I had this book when I was 15. I must read for any true man.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Corby 28/09/2016
    Edward Corby 28/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A must read for any man feeling lost"

    Jack Donovan strips masculinity down to it's raw elements and clearly explains what makes us men. He explains where masculine ideals come from and what they mean in modern society and in a civic sense.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 20/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A great book"

    A very, very good book and well worth a read, you will learn lots and it will motivate you. However it spends alot of time just telling you to establish a tribe or 'gang' of good mates in alot of different ways. It's good to hear it in the author's own voice and I smashed it out in two days, I also loved chapter 13, it really sent shivers down my spine!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S12345 06/05/2017
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    "For Modern Man"

    Understand Psychology Behind Men In Their Truest Nature. To Survive This System. Peace. Love. Light.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M UK 18/03/2017
    M UK 18/03/2017 Member Since 2014

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    "The Jock Manefesto"

    A terrible book! Tribal nonsense, with a narrow and exclusive view of masculinity that borders on condoning bullying.

    I was looking for an intelligent critique of manhood for the modern world and found ultra right wing propaganda, that sounded like survivalist indoctrination.

    Do not waste your money.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ross 27/01/2017
    Ross 27/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Love it or hate it"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only specific friends. This book is not for everyone.


    Could you see The Way of Men being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio kept breaking up. Audible needs to sort this out.Disappointing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • SlimCognito
    10/07/15
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    "A book I plan on reccomending my sons"

    Where to start? An amazing book which makes you understand yourself as a man better, and how we fit into this world.

    It addresses and answers so many questions a man goes through life asking himself. What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a good man? What does it mean to be good at BEING a man?

    Most importantly. This book talks about what sort of lifestyle/society humanity had come from, and the dark direction we are going towards. It does get a bit dark towards the later chapters, but all throughout it is attention grabbing and interesting book.

    It talks about topics of survival, masculinity, femininity, strength, courage, mastery, honor, society amongst many.

    Chapter 13 was the one that hit home the hardest, look forward to it.

    Give it a try, it was really a great book which I plan on letting my sons read. It will help you understand yourself better, what more could you ask for, for a mere 15 bucks?

    Only reason for 4/5 Performance is that a small portion of the book, had choppy recorded audio and skipped. But it went away as book progressed. The book is narrated by the author, which conveys the information smoothly.

    Some related books one might also read after this: No More Mr Nice Guy By Robert Glover and 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene.

    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Corey
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    05/05/15
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    "A must read for all men"

    The way of men is an extremely well written and researched work, which primary concerns the problems facing the man in this modern age. It fully answers the question "what is a man?" and " what is masculinity at it's core?". The work is extremely thought provoking as well as entertaining. The narration is spot on mostly because it was done by the author himself, so there is almost no way to hit the exact tons better. Over all I think this is a must buy for all men and that any man would benefit from its reading.

    21 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    12/05/15
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    "A great amoral look at masculinity from the roots"
    If you could sum up The Way of Men in three words, what would they be?

    Direct. Practical. Colorless.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was done by the author so I give it points for that. I like to hear from the author when possible and Jack Donovan is very clear yet a bit gritty and tough sounding so it worked. However, it was slower than I preferred, yet that may be due to the writing style as well; shorter sentences with bold and direct phrases.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The chapter on Honor was just excellent! There were several points in the book where I though, "Hell yeah...this guy gets it!" I didn't always agree with the evolutionary comparison between men and chimps but it served to get the point across. There are a lot of funny phrases in the book as well and Donovan delivers them with the kind of dry humor most guys really get.


    Any additional comments?

    For a society that has lost much of what raw, innate masculinity looks like, this book really helps. Donovan strips away any moral conjectures we tend to start from or surround manliness with and goes straight to how men function when our backs are against the wall and we need each other to survive. For a Christian, such as myself, this is a refreshing point of view as I typically hear about manliness in the higher ethics and moral discussions. However, Donovan sets a foundation for how and why men respond, see, compare, work for, and honor, each other, essentially saying it is built-in and it is for survival. He also does a good job of building the case for manliness while calling out the lunacy of our modern efforts to find alternatives to the survival gang or living as men: porn, gaming, sports, work, etc. He does this in a humorous and direct way. Phrases like "The Noble Masturbation Society" are just hilarious, but the kind of funny that is both true and crude...the kind of humor men enjoy most.All in all it was a good book, but stops short of answering a lot of the questions modern day men have about being a man. I know that was not the intent and perhaps The Way of Men is really The Way of Men: Part 1. For what it is though, it is a good read that should get men engaged in a discussion about how to hold onto the raw masculinity while growing in the higher ethics\morals as well.

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Otter
    09/07/16
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    "Eye Opening Introspective Look"

    Jack has written one of the most eye opening books I have ever read. Chapter 13 especially made me realize how society uses men and seeks to replicate pseudo masculine activities in an effort to placate men to get them to do it's bidding. I look forward to reading another book by Jack Donovan, Becoming A Barbarian, which was not available on Audible at the time this review was written.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • MuseGlance
    WA USA
    14/11/15
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    "Unfortunately, quite understandable"

    As a female with a nurturing side I rebel at the presentation, but as a philosopher that studies innate natures this was quite enlightening. I thank Donovan for saying it as plainly and intelligently as he did. Good job.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • 42
    07/08/15
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    "Give it some time."

    The technical issues early on are pretty brutal to get through, but once you do, it snowballs into a very interesting book. Actually bookmarked a couple things, which I rarely do. The book, and author's point of view, could easily been seen as controversial, and it was nice to see he didn't feel the need to pull any punches in expressing it. Would recommend.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Alexander
    levittoewn, PA, United States
    03/07/15
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    "If it wasn't for the glitches it would have gotten 5 stars"

    There are a bunch of glitches or possibly editing that's not done well in the beginning and a little more though out the rest of the boom here and there. A little annoying but not unbearable. Over all a great book! I plan to pick up multiple copies to give out to friend and family for birthdays and other gifts.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Larry Fannaly
    25/05/17
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    "Confused Patchwork of Ideas"

    This book is really about this authors myopic view point of how life should be from his own limited experiences. If you believe Maslow's hierarchy is a pile of sh$&... and there really is no progression of self, then this book is for you. He confuses masculinity, survival, and self-actualization into one mess that can only be accomplished in an anarchic gang state... I am not kidding here, that is the basic premise of the book. Forming gangs and fighting for survival is what gives life meaning and makes us feel like men according to the author.

    There is no application on how to apply this book in your current life… Because your current life is all feminine and girly because the blood of your tribal enemy isn't dripping from your machete. I can't think of a nonfiction book trying to teach a way to billions....so bound up in the author's mental issues and narrow experience. Seems as if he felt most alive in some combat situation and and from that feeling and experience derives the conclusion that all of society must exist in tribal warfare to self actualize and feel like a man

    He had a few good points that can be applied practically. I agree with his assessment that men do find some meaning in groups of men and I thought his four attributes of man: honor strength, mastery and courage were thought-provoking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    12/07/16
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    "Well written!"

    excellent book, very insightful. this is a great introduction and explanation of how things are and how they need to change. I recommend this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James Welsh
    Puyallup WA
    08/07/16
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    "Great words"

    This was a great book. It was able to articulate so many things I see happening around me but could never quite out into words. Definitely the type of book you put down in the middle of reading and just have to sit and think about what you've just read. This is a great read. I strongly recommend it to all my male friends and will even try to get my wife to read. Good read for mothers raising sons by themselves as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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