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12 Rules for Life Audiobook

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of 12 Rules for Life, written and read by Jordan B. Peterson.

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, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers.

In an era of unprecedented change and polarising politics, his frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility and ancient wisdom has resonated around the world.

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. Happiness is a pointless goal, he shows us. Instead we must search for meaning, not for its own sake but as a defence against the suffering that is intrinsic to our existence.

Drawing on vivid examples from his clinical practice and personal life, cutting-edge psychology and philosophy, and lessons from humanity's oldest myths and stories, Peterson takes the listener on an intellectual journey like no other. Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules for Life offers an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.

©2018 Jordan B. Peterson (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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    Lewis 25/01/2018
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    "A fantastic book by a extremely insightful man. "

    I have recently been through the death of a parent, a divorce and loss of employment. Any one of these events will put your world into chaos. All 3 at once can bush you to your limits. This book puts it all into perspective. Chaos in life will come to us all. Maybe this book can make the journey back to order that little bit easier. Jordan Peterson I commend you for your insight into the complexity of being.

    32 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Garym213 19/01/2018
    Garym213 19/01/2018
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    "Exceptional book... original and thought provoking"

    So many books of this type can be a bit light, they can be built around one or two ideas. This is not the case with this one. Peterson is on a different level, his authenticity, original insights and forthright manner elevate this book to the point of being exceptional. He is no prisoner to group think or moronic fads, his points are clear, he is very exact in the way he communicates. The aforementioned make this a book one of the best I have read in a long time and set it in a class of its own with this genre. Highly recommend, not for the closed minded.

    52 of 57 people found this review helpful
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    Rocky 26/01/2018
    Rocky 26/01/2018 Member Since 2014
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    "So much more than a ‘self help’ book"

    I expected this to be a really useful practical book having watched Professor Peterson on YouTube. It is full of wisdom and insight but it’s way more than a self-help book. It’s an amazing work of philosophy. I got so much from it and expect to get a lot more. I plan to listen to the whole thing all over again. Do yourself a favour and get this book it’s amazing.

    21 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Warren 08/02/2018
    Warren 08/02/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Very religious"

    Although I get that is not the point of reciting religious stories entirely, a bit much.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 21/01/2018
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    "brilliant "

    So much wisdom held within in each chapter I know I'm to be able to enjoy this book again and again.

    23 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Lucas Borges 24/01/2018
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    "Brilliant"

    Brilliant and moving, thank you for sharing so much wisdom and valuable insights into life.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 20/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "A great listen"

    A fantastic listen. Peterson's narration brings a soothing touch. His depth on knowledge is astounding.

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    Robbie 25/01/2018
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    "Life Changing"
    If you could sum up 12 Rules for Life in three words, what would they be?

    Helpful, Needed, Honest


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Prof Peterson


    Have you listened to any of Jordan B. Peterson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I am at the moment trying to read through maps of meaning however I find this title to be much more digestible for a larger audience.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed often as Prof Peterson tends to use humour and examples when you wouldn't expect.


    Any additional comments?

    An absolute must for anyone wanting a new lease on life thats productive in this capitalist world. There are lots of self help guides out there but none so honest and interesting as this.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 18/01/2018
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    "A Dragon of a book"

    As humans are we born too early? in a paradise of innocents and ignorance so to speak . If so ,then with a bite of knowledge or a kiss of betrayal we are awoken naked temporal and falsely accused .

    What should we do now that we are here ?

    We could all follow our bliss or become bitter.


    TWELVE RULES offers another direction with mythological and phycological reasons for the human condition
    it gives practical strategies to make the burdens of living a little lighter.

    This Dragon has gold

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    grant james 22/01/2018
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    "Wonderful, life arfirming, unique"

    I am so pleased that the author read this himself. I finished this feeling so positive. I have started considering the practical advice that was most relevant to me and it feels like it is already making a difference in my life.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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  • Jarrod
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    16/01/18
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    "Easily accessible wisdom"

    Jordan Peterson presents a refreshing voice of wisdom in a crowd of shrill hysteria and politically correct drivel. I was impressed with the combination of common sense advice and surprising insights. There is lots to learn here. If you’re looking for a blueprint for a life well lived, you’ve come to the right place.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Oliver
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    "Deep and enjoyable experience"

    Peterson goes all in in his effort to lay out his philosophy in a form that resonates on many levels of analysis. The book is simultaneously a compelling map of reality, guide to a balanced and meaningful life, and a deep defence of Western culture, Christian values and healthy masculinity, which are all currently under attack. I think this book is not just an insightful thought provoker, but also a healthy vaccination against dangerous ideological viruses which are unleashed in the modern world.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • M MENGEL
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    "Lit"

    A candle has been lit in the world to keep the dark at bay.

    I’m in awe of Jordan’s capacity to ignore the nonsense hurled at him, and still speak with a white hot passion to help people. It humbles and makes you want to emulate.

    Twelve simple rules that get into your subconscious so quickly it feels like they were always there.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
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    "I was left speechles many times"

    The wisdom Prof. Peterson provides in the book will be familiar to those of you who've seen his lectures and talks. However, the depth he engages the topics in is much deeper, thanks to the written and narrated formula.

    The narration by JBP is excellent, and had me tearing up multiple times as his voice cracked in the most dramatic moments.

    JBP changed my life for the better. Let him do the same to you.

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  • Andrew
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    "Eventually; Reason, Enlightenment Returned."

    a good dollop of ethical understanding shared in a real and down to earth way. Jordan who is a clinical psychologist brings and humanely articulates an important message as western society struggles with its many psycho-social problems and virus-like shallow group identity politics and conveniently manipulative political correctness. He is well versed in English and Russian literature and explains the archtypical aspects contained therein and in Western culture. I laughed at many of his personal accounts and almost cried at others.
    So many men in western society don't know how to be men anymore and there is a high rate of suicide in this group. He teaches how to be a man, and to be aware of the oedipical parent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lily Dash
    19/02/18
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    "excellent"

    I loved this book, I especially loved chapter 1 and 2 and the story about the dragon. I cant stop telling my friends about all the amazing lessons. I have already shared my audible book with a
    friend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jean Jacques Thenon
    18/02/18
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    "A good book - more useful than the good book"

    I am still not sure where to place this - it's more of a frame adding context and meaning where ever you find yourself than the 12 rules it must certainly also is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sean Ring
    17/02/18
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    "A directly helpful genius - they do exist."

    Loved this book. Not just for the rules, but for the substantiation of those rules with wonderful ancient stories, literature, philosophy, and science. I’ve got about a dozen other books I want to read now because of this book. Dr Peterson is a selfless, humble, and helpful man. His words guide. Now it’s time to wield them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    15/02/18
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    "Great read"

    This was a great book, it is going to change the world I believe. It meant a lot me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dayne
    13/02/18
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    "Great content. A few problems with quality"

    Enjoyed Dr Petersen's insight and wisdom. The audio would have been better without the clipped sentences, which broke the flow and was a bit jarring. Thankfully the gaps were short enough that meaning was not lost.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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