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  • The Laws of Human Nature

  • Written by: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Robert Greene
  • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
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Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of listeners, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding, and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By MMH Toronto on 2018-12-21

Great Depth

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Reviewed: 2019-05-22

Great biographical stories of those known and unknown throughout, with layers of analytical depth interspersed, bringing many aspects of human nature forward using the views of many great philosophers... A little strange at times in his own teachings, such as in the sections where he advocates the importance of learning to manipulate others, but it was expected, based on the titles of his other books. Well worth the read or listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,087
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,649

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
  • Brilliant humour at times and thought provoking...

  • By Douglas on 2019-05-01

Brilliant humour at times and thought provoking...

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Reviewed: 2019-05-01

... though I don't agree with all of his musings. His honesty and genuine nature flow through his writing. His religious ideals and references took me a little by surprise, based on what I'd read of him previously. Strong gender & gender role opinions, maybe, but not necessarily as controversial as I'd read. His controversy is relative to the extreme times we live in but overall, just a push back on the extremism of today. i think he aims for a balanced view and may just come in a tad on the right, backed by his religious Christian references.

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  • The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

  • Written by: Dr. Joseph Murphy
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

One of the best-selling self-help books of all time, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind has helped millions around the world achieve remarkable success, simply by changing the way they think. Dr. Murphy's mind-focusing techniques are based on a simple principle: If you believe in something without reservation and picture it in your mind, you can remove the subconscious obstacles that prevent you from achieving the results you want and your belief can become a reality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Religious reading, not scientific!

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-02-01

brilliant ideas, missing the fiollow through

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Reviewed: 2018-12-03

great chapter summaries/point-form lists,; some nonsensical anecdotes, some brilliant; needs the follow-through emphasis that positive thought must lead to corresponding action - these things don't just happen because of positive conscious thought developing subconscious belief. further action required, for most examples.

  • Life 3.0

  • Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • Written by: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly fascinating

  • By Russell Cook on 2018-10-25

The future is now..

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Reviewed: 2017-10-02

Our very way of life in the future - now, even - is significantly influenced and moreso decided by the minds collaborating on artificial intelligence research and the safety protocols being built into that research. Though it's very much the elephant in the room in a world concerned with disaster relief, Trump, terrorism, weather change, etc., it's time to look more closely at the many improvements this research can bring to solving largely political issues and many others - perhaps specifically poverty in relation to technological displacement of the workforce - by helping us as a society to embrace the legislating of change and mobilize humanity in ways much more valuable than economic development. This book effectively analyzes not only the technology but the societal effect.