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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 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

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

fundamental

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-19

i recommend this book to anyone and everyone. essential reading, concisely laid out, powerful, meaningful, accutely relevant.

  • 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 7,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,557

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

exceptional

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

everyone should read this book. everyone should read this book. it is an essential guide.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Metro 2033

  • By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling and Engaging

  • By Katherine on 11-04-13

nice ideas

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-18

nice ideas - poorly written or at least poorly translated. Quite dissapointing for me but worth checking out.

  • The Vorrh

  • By: Brian Catling
  • Narrated by: Alan Corduner, Alan Moore
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Prepare to lose yourself in the heady, mythical expanse of the Vorrh. In B. Catling's twisting, poetic narrative, Bakelite robots lie broken - their hard shells cracked by human desire - and an inquisitive Cyclops waits for his keeper and guardian, growing in all directions. Beyond the colonial city of Essenwald lies the Vorrh, the forest which sucks souls and wipes minds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint-hearted

  • By Dr on 10-01-16

excellent

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

fantastic! mind bending, surreal, gripping, the whole book felt like an exploration into unknown tertitory

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,350

Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grow your mind

  • By Paul Murphy on 07-09-18

relevant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-18

very relevant, hopefully politicians and voters are reading it now. not all horror stories...some practical advice too

  • The Dead Zone

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242

Meet Johnny Smith. A young man whose streak of luck ends dramatically in a major car crash. Followed by blackness. A long, long time in cold limbo. When he wakes up, life has been turned upside down. His fiancée has met someone else. And Johnny is cursed with the power to perceive evil in men's souls. He's had these hunches since he had an ice-skating accident as a child. Now he has an ability to see into the future. An ability which will bring him into a terrifying confrontation with a charismatic, power-hungry and dangerous man....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Bright Light of a Master Story-Teller!

  • By Simon on 28-04-17

excellent book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Vintage Stephen King! Alot of more recently visited ideas and elements explored in this story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,538

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Even though I'd heard all the content before, this is written very well and is very eye opening.

  • Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed

  • By: Edwin Barnhart, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Edwin Barnhart
  • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Centuries ago, Spanish conquistadors searching for gold and new lands encountered a group of independent city-states in Mesoamerica. Sophisticated beyond the Spaniards' wildest imaginings, these people were the Aztecs, the Maya, and related cultures that shared common traditions of religion, government, the arts, engineering, and trade. In many ways more advanced than European nations, these societies equaled the world's greatest civilizations of their time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Course - but you need the PDF

  • By Christine lee on 01-06-15

Very good

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Reviewed: 15-07-16

Very interesting.
planning a future trip to Mexico! its a revelation to see so deeply into the detail and past silly modern fringe wishful thinking interpretations.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 28 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882

The triumphant, gripping finale to Stephen King's magnificent, epic masterpiece. Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. The final volume sees gunslinger Roland on a roller-coaster mix of exhilarating triumph and aching loss in his unrelenting quest to reach the dark tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Story Like No Other

  • By Kay-Gee on 01-12-15

hard to top!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-16

fantastic series! I'm going to struggle to find something as good as this. The wind through the keyhole is great too!