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  • Wuthering Heights

  • An Audible Exclusive Performance
  • Auteur(s): Emily Brontë, Ann Dinsdale - introduction
  • Narrateur(s): Joanne Froggatt, Rachel Atkins - introduction
  • Durée: 12 h et 32 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars 49

The unapologetic intensity with which Emily Brontë wrote this story ensures that it will forever be considered one of the greatest works of English literature. A passionate tale of a chaotic and often violent love, Wuthering Heights transcends your average romance and, with its Gothic undertones, takes the listener on a journey through one man's lustful hunt for revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favourite gothic...

  • Écrit par Dani le 2018-06-15

intriguingly unenjoyable

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-20

Can not say I would read such an unrelentingly dark book again, but it is, perhaps, a more realistic picture of the humam condition when left unchecked. I did not enjoy reading it, but I think this may be what the author intended.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • Auteur(s): Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrateur(s): Jordan B. Peterson
  • Durée: 15 h et 40 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3 527
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3 163
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3 147

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good summary of all his videos.

  • Écrit par Hogman le 2018-01-27

Practical advice to help self analysis

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

Évalué le: 2018-09-19

Peterson has become infamous for his counter cultural ideas. Though he doesn't get into many of those here, this book is still fairly counter cultural. It asks you to consider the possibility that you are a large factor in your own habits, good and bad, and helps to equip you with ways to acknowledge your motives and affect change in your life. Most of it tends to be immediately applicable to your daily life, as Peterson really tries to spur introspection in your life, rather than give you excuses and abstract feel good concepts that most self help books promote.
This is only a self help book in the way that Peterson wants you to help yourself by examining yourself. To see the parts of your personality that are potentially negative and try to explain where he thinks those motivations come from. They also help to understand other people a bit better as it explains why you might feel victimized or lack the validation you expect from other people, when in reality it can be found if you can change your perspective a little and see things with a wider view.
Most won't appreciate the advice Peterson offers. It might seem too narrow or right wing for some, but I think it's more of a return to some basics. In a highly individualized society, basics aren't what most are looking for, but I encourage you to take the chance and let a different perspective into your life. Even if you categorically disagree, at least you let a differing worldview into your mindspace, without immediately rejecting it, which is the true meaning of tolerance. #Audible1

  • Elantris

  • Tenth Anniversary Special Edition
  • Auteur(s): Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrateur(s): Jack Garrett
  • Durée: 28 h et 37 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

In 2005, Brandon Sanderson debuted with Elantris, an epic fantasy unlike any other then on the market. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Tor is reissuing Elantris in a special edition, a fresh chance to introduce it to the myriad listeners who have since become Sanderson fans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great start to an epic universe

  • Écrit par Lit Reviews le 2018-09-19

A great start to an epic universe

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-19

Elantris was an acquired taste for me. I had already read most of the Stormlight archives and Mistborn series before I came to this one, and by those books, Sanderson had developed a different style of writing that I had grown used to. So coming back to Elantris was a bit of a chore. It wasn't as fast pased or exciting as the other series, the magic system is more obscure, and the world and concept is so foreign that you spend most of the first third of the book trying to figure out who's who and what is going on.
But once you are a bit more familiar and things pick up a bit, it's an engaging and dynamic story. One of abandonment, hope in the face of devastation, dogmatic villains questioning their motives, and a permeating magic system that is more complex than you first thought. The characters really grow on you and the world starts feeling alive the more you read.
I think this might be a good book to start for Sanderson's Cosmere, as you will only be more impressed with later books writing and story, but if you read the other books and come back, just be a little patient. It's worth sinking into.
My main gripe is the narrator. He does an adequate job, but something about his performance was distracting and off to me. But I also am comparing him to the amazing Michael Kramer who narrates the other Sanderson novels, so it might be an unfair comparison.
Conclusion, an original and interesting story, with a bit of a learning curve, but one that does not disappoint high fantasy fans.
#Audible1

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  • Golden Son

  • Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • Auteur(s): Pierce Brown
  • Narrateur(s): Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Durée: 19 h et 3 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 273
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    5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 251

Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • recommended!!

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2018-09-18

Interesting, but a little ridiculous

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-18

The first book really hooked me on this series. A near future dystopian scifi adventure with political superhumans? Sign me up! However, by the end of the first and most of this second novel, I found myself thinking many of the plot points relied heavily on convenience and seemed to be mostly done for the shock factor. They didn't seem plausible in the world Brown has built, and come from so deep in left field that they stop being surprising and start being confusing. You stop feeling any sense of worry for the main character (a flaw of any single hero story that you just can't really get around) and start detaching from the side characters because you don't know who is going to die next, but you don't care because the characters are all the bad guys and we fail to really relate to them. Except for one, so

SPOILERS AHEAD.

ready?

Ok.

Nero went from being the most boring predictably evil villain to the most interesting character in the whole series in the span of one conversation him and Darrow about 2/3 through this book, explaining his motivations and goals, his uncompromising ideals that he has dedicated his life to, and in this moment you start to understand, not only him, but their whole society.
Then he dies like maybe 5 chapters later. For no reason. Well there is a reason, but it's contrived and boring.
He could have been an amazing villain going forward from here. Darrow would have related to him, but knew that he had to die as both man and symbol of the Golds. But whatever. People like the shock factor.
I stopped with this book. I'm not going to bother with any of the others, but maybe you will like them more than me.
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  • The Power and the Glory

  • Auteur(s): Graham Greene
  • Narrateur(s): Andrew Sachs
  • Durée: 7 h et 27 min
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    3 out of 5 stars 4

In a poor Mexican state in the 1930s, the Red Shirts have viciously persecuted the clergy and murdered many priests. Yet one remains - the ‘whisky priest’ who believes he's lost his soul. On the run and with the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny…Andrew Sachs reads Graham Greene’s powerful novel about a worldly Roman Catholic priest and his quest for penitence and dignity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • novel idea, dull execution

  • Écrit par Lit Reviews le 2018-09-18

novel idea, dull execution

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-18

While the narration was engaging enough to make it a casually good listening experience, i found both the character development and the plot progression quite dull. An outline of the content would seem promising, but the story components were dissapointing.