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- A Novel
- Written by: Jojo Moyes
- Narrated by: Anna Acton
- Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the super-rich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.
An engaging sequel
- By Laurel on 2018-05-04
Decent story...amazing performance
Story was decent...a little predictable in parts but entertaining and with excellent characters. The narration was masterful and truly brought the characters to life.
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
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.
A good summary of all his videos.
- By Hogman on 2018-01-27
Bait & Switch in book form
Enjoyed the first chapter. The author outlined a theory of modern behaviour using lobsters as a backdrop. It was unusual and interesting and I could see hints of value from the book and the messages within.
By the 3rd chapter I was getting uncomfortable. We had strayed off the path of exploring the neuroscience and psychology of human interactions or any focus on collective wisdom, and had instead waded deep into Christian dogma and moral lecturing based on scripture.
By the 5th chapter I was yelling at the audiobook as I listened while driving. I could envision the author standing at the pulpit, flecks of foam on his lips, as he lectured on the sins of the new world and the importance of revisiting the rules established by the creator including all those seemingly foolish and innocuous ones. We had long left reason behind. Intriguing insights were replaced with unvalidated and unsubstantiated Christian dogma and preaching about the need to follow the word of God. The bible is quoted frequently - no longer as historical reference or for comparison to other religions - but as truth that must be accepted if we wish to rise above our chaotic lives.
It was painful to push through and the 'wisdom' inherent in the book became less coherent and more fanatical with each successive chapter. If you're looking to reinforce your existing Christian beliefs, then you'll love it. Otherwise I recommend you pass.
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