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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 8,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,216

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
  • Not for the ideologue, or the lazy + close minded.

  • By Jake O'Connor on 18-12-18

Not for the ideologue, or the lazy + close minded.

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

A lot of the negative reviews here seem to be politically motivated. They openly say how they didn't bother to listen for more than 5 minutes or and hour, yet still whine about the content of the book. Many seem to have rated the book according to their extreme leftist political beliefs rather than on the substance of the literature, fragile people who cannot handle the mention of religion, even if it's only being used as a vehicle to explain an idea or a point of view. The quote "People don't have ideologies, Ideologies have people." Comes to mind.

A Trans-formative and eye opening book, a well of knowledge. This is a book which incorporates invaluable advice from Mr Petersons clinical work as well as from his own private life.

His failure to allow people to bemoan their life circumstances and wallow in their own self-pity has clearly rubbed a lot of readers the wrong way, if you are looking for a book to say "It's ok, it's not your fault, you can blame someone else" Then this isn't the book for you.

I 100% recommend this book, it is a literary master piece in self help and well worth the price.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Traitor's Blade

  • The Greatcoats, Book 1
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

The Greatcoats - legendary heroes, arbiters of justice...or notorious traitors? The Greatcoats are travelling magistrates bringing justice to all...or at least they were, before they watched the Dukes impale their King's head on a spike. Now the land's heroes are reviled as traitors, their Greatcoats in tatters. Facio, Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as mercenaries, but when they find their employer dead - and are forced to watch as the killer plants evidence framing them for the murder - they realise things are about to get even worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-03-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

The characters strong personalities and the way the interacted with each other really made this book. The loyalty the thrio have to each other and the main characters thought processes were just fantastic.

The Story grabbed my attention and I can't wait to dive into the next one!

  • Celtic Mythology

  • Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes
  • By: Philip Freeman
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Most people have heard of the Celts - the elusive, ancient tribal people who resided in present-day England, Ireland, Scotland and France. Paradoxically characterized as both barbaric and innocent, the Celts appeal to the modern world as a symbol of a bygone era, a world destroyed by the ambition of empire and the spread of Christianity throughout Western Europe. Despite the pervasive cultural and literary influence of the Celts, shockingly little is known of their way of life and beliefs, because very few records of their stories exist.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Totally regret getting it

  • By Anonymous User on 06-06-18

A must for Irish people or History lovers.

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

This book taught me a lot about my own ancestors mythology a lot I had never heard before besides the more well know children or Lir and Cuchulainn etc.

I was happy to have bought the book!

Full of lots of Irish myths and excellently compiled into a great book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,973

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Norseome

  • By AnnG on 03-03-17

Insightful, well written and great performance.

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

I personally have a huge interest in mythology weather it be Norse, Celtic or native American. This book was very interesting to me the performance was great 5/5

I don't think it would suit readers under 15 because it can be a bit abstract at times as myths tend to be but again for myself I am happy I bought it.