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Becoming a Barbarian

Narrated by: Jack Donovan, James Dorton
Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

Becoming a Barbarian won't teach you how to swing a battle axe or crush your enemies (so that you can see them driven before you and then hear the lamentation of their women).

Becoming a Barbarian is a follow-up to Donovan's cult hit, The Way of Men. Good, modern, civilized Western men today are expected to think like "citizens of the world" - obligated to everyone and no one. Natural, meaningful tribal connections have been substituted with synthetic, disposable consumer identities. Without a sense of who they are and what group they have a place in, modern men are becoming increasingly detached, disoriented, vulnerable, and ever more easily manipulated.

Becoming a Barbarian attacks the emasculated emptiness of life in the modern West and shows men how to think tribally again. It reveals the weaknesses of universalistic thinking, and challenges listeners to become the kind of men who could go all-in and devote their lives to one group of people above all others.

Becoming a Barbarian is about finding a tribe, finding a purpose, and choosing to live the kind of life that undermines the narrative of the Empire.

©2016 Jack Donovan (P)2016 Jack Donovan

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interesting view on the world

I personally love this book. it's hillarious and speaks a lot of truth that people aren't willing to face up to.
take it with a pinch of salt mind... very aggressively delivered and I believe that is the point.
having a close, tight knit group of people who support each other and work towards common goals or with common values is definately something that helps me in my life and something I'm going to be building plenty more of thanks to this book!

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Excellent

Jack Donovan gets better and better with each book. Great reading by the author in which you can hear his passion for the subject matter.
Excellent follow up to The Way of Men. Both recommended.

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white supremacy in diguse

this book is a joke, and It speaks to the authors lack of worldly experience. the performance was good but the ideas discussed are extremely shortsighted and are a reflection of the echo-chamber environment that the internet provides. I'd love to see these ideas discussed on Joe Rogan's podcast because honestly I don't think they'd hold ground when questioned.

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Great book.

enjoyed this book. Challenged my ideas and redirected my way of thinking. Very highly recommended

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Would appeal to the simple minded one

Read something like a cult propaganda/rant out of the movie Fight Club. Didn't actually teach anything useful to me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-08-17

good listen

highly recommend too anyone wanting too become a barbarian for sure gave me some new outlook on life

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  • Will
  • 20-07-17

beating a dead horse

I don't disagree with the ideas in this book but way too much repeating!

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  • Forest
  • 07-08-17

A must read for men!

Men, get this book! Rediscover what you know to be true despite what modern society tries to shove down your throat. Unplug from the status quo and give yourself permission to be the man that you know you should be. You don't have to be a Barbarian but you should embrace how you were created. This is an outstanding and short listen. I recommend listening at 1.5x speed and finish in one shot to get the full blitz effect...Then listen once more to capture the details. But just get it already!

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  • nicholas hancock
  • 22-10-17

Golden

All rounds hit center mass, correct thought and execution. I can't think of a more direct well written message, become what you admire.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-09-17

A neccesary awakening for the modern male

I loved it.My most memorable part was the in depth criticism of the modern male citizen and description of the empire of nothing.A must read.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 27-05-19

My favorite audiobook thus far

I have read lots of books and I have almost a solid eight days of listening time just on audible, but this one is my favorite. I’ve listened to it three times and I have also listened to The Way of Men and A More Complete Beast. This is also the first time I’ve reviewed a book but I felt obligated.

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  • Jason M. Hester
  • 23-05-19

Becoming a barbarian is Modern Man vs. The State

Excellent book detailing the plight of modern man. The cultural disease that subverts masculine values to preserve and protect ones tribe to the misguided support of the modern empire. Men need to get back to their roots, embrace their masculine role, and bring back useful discrimination that protects ones tribe and loved ones. Those closest to us who truly deserve our discerning love.

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  • D. A. MARTINEZ
  • 03-02-19

Not as good as way of men

not as good as the way of men, but still interesting if you want to become more like an outlaw

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  • C.D.
  • 02-09-18

Another win for Jack.

A awesome follow up to The Way of Men, make sure to get it first.

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  • Joe Bloggs
  • 06-04-18

I'm ready to become a Barbarian!

Inspiring and candid account of truths that most will be uncomfortable to even acknowledge.

It's like Jack Donovan has taken a thousand random thoughts I've wondered about and congealed them into something that makes so much sense it hurts.

Perhaps I'm a bit too old to actually join or create a tribe like the Wolves of Vinland, but Donovan outlines a philosophy and a vision that is undeniable. He essentially redefines what it is to be a man, and candidly points out how pathetic the modern man is.

The idea of belonging to a Tribe, a group of like minded men is as old as mankind itself and is perhaps that single thing modern man wishes desperately he could get back to. As Donovan rightly points out, consumerism is a poor substitute for belonging to a real tribe. This book rings so true it hurts. It calls something deep inside, something long stagnant for many, and challenges you to become the man you were born to be.

I can think of dozens of fake "Tribes" people belong to: fans of sports teams, University graduates who forever feel an affinity to their Alma Mater, anyone who sports a 26.2 or 13.1 sticker on their "rugged" vehicle. The list is endless and ultimately we know these tribes are fake. Who in these tribes would spot you a twenty? What interaction with a fellow tribe member at a game would you have other than a high five?

Ultimately this book is a call to action, a challenge to your manhood. What does honor mean to you? What should it mean?

Now to read the precursor to this book "The Way of Men" which the author says should be read prior to this book, but too late for that now.

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