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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • Written by: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,438
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,968

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • too religious

  • By Dodish Malek on 2019-04-11

Thought provoking

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Reviewed: 2019-08-20

I loved it! Worth reading as there is insight, references and it is applicable to one's own life. Thank you.

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  • A Fine Balance

  • Written by: Rohinton Mistry
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 25 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 92
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With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers - a spirited widow, a young student uprooted from his idyllic hill station, and two tailors who have fled the caste violence of their native village - will be thrust together, forced to share one cramped apartment and an uncertain future. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a light commitment

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-09-19

Excellent rendition

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Reviewed: 2019-05-25

I enjoyed the book when it first came out. Now the richness of the audio enhanced my enjoyment. Thank you.

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  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • Written by: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book of 2017

  • By Lacey Stairs on 2017-12-14

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 2019-03-18

I loved the story, personal, intimate, and amusing. I would enjoy visiting Denmark now learning about the country's history and advanced social system and it's strong happy prople

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  • Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages

  • Written by: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Robert Garland PhD University College London
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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Roughly 2,500 years ago, the Athenian people established a radical democracy in which power derived from the votes of everyday citizens. At a time when local governments ranged from oligarchy to tyranny, the elite classes of Athens gradually ceded power to the inexperienced masses, whose votes served as referendums for everything from taxation to war to welfare. The sequence of events that led to this development is astonishing, and the society that flourished under Athenian democracy is one of the greatest - even if greatly flawed - achievements in world history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Brenda on 2019-03-17

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 2019-03-17

I am quilting and learning during our winter. Athenian democracy was so interesting with facts told in story form to hold ones attention. Thank you for the great of learning in compressed yet expansive lecture.

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  • The War that Ended Peace

  • Written by: Margaret MacMillan
  • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
  • Length: 31 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict which killed millions of its men, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe's dominance of the world. It was a war which could have been avoided up to the last moment - so why did it happen?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Makes You Pray for the War to Begin

  • By john on 2018-08-16

Intriguing

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Reviewed: 2019-02-20

Fascinating learning the behind the scenes, of the cast of characters. I was kept enthralled.