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S. Macken

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  • Maps of Meaning

  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399

From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't hesitate. Just buy it.

  • By Jonathan on 13-06-18

Utter drivel

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

Reviewed: 14-09-18

A lesson in how to say nothing in as many words as possible. It’s as if Peterson was trying to create a map of meaning and somehow, en route, ate the map, digested it, excreted the waste, picked through his stool, tried to reassemble the map, carried on with his journey and couldn’t understand why it lead him to a steaming pile of his own excreta. Life is too short, I’ve wasted nearly thirty hours of mine so you don’t have to. Avoid.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Chapterhouse Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton, Katherine Kellgren, Scott Brick, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green world - and are tuning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Chapterhouse Dune is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death and stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Socio-Political fantasy drama

  • By Adrian on 17-02-09

Inconsistent narration

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

Reviewed: 26-05-17

The only problem with this recording is the inconsistent standard of narration. It's as if the audio recording lacked the clear vision of a single producer/director. There were contradictory pronunciations of Herbert's characters' names, races, places and technology which was quite irritating.