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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 5,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,104

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
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Heaven

  • By Matthew on 04-02-18

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-18

I was disappointed in this book as I didn't get any sense of genuine insight. Some interesting things but a lot of truisms. Finishing it, I felt i had wasted my time, though i suspect that I did get something out of it. Overall, however, I couldn't recommend it. At nearly 16 hours way too long to communicate its various messages, with the result that I was left with the feeling that whatever was worthwhile in the book had become lost in the telling.

72 of 94 people found this review helpful

  • The Lowdown: The EU - Should We Stay or Should We Go?

  • By: Paul Kent
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

Faced with the prospect that the UK electorate might be asked whether it wants in or out of the EU in 2017, Paul Kent discovered he didn't have the first clue which side he was on. There are literally hundreds of books and websites that deal with the history, workings, constitution and finances of the EU. But they all tend to fall into one - or both - of two categories: hopelessly biased or hopelessly boring.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not that much of a lowdown.

  • By David on 07-06-16

Out of date, lamentable and embarrassing

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

Reviewed: 26-02-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A proper discussion of the arguments

What could Paul Kent have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Re-written it

Would you be willing to try another one of Daniel Weyman’s performances?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

No in/out issues are even mentioned until over half way through the book. And when they are covered there is no proper argument or discussion other than an evident underlying bias, which the author communicates with a coarseness which he seems to think is humour. In the profile for the book, the standard of debate surrounding this subject is described as "lamentable and embarrassing". Unfortunately, this book is very much in the same vein. Buy it if you want a simplification of the mechanisms of the EC but definitely don't buy it if you want a reasoned discussion of the relevant issues and something that might help you make an informed decision in the upcoming EU referendum.