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Cameron Britton

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  • The Tao of Seneca

  • Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 2
  • Written by: Seneca presented by Tim Ferriss Audio
  • Narrated by: John A. Robinson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

The Tao of Seneca (volumes 1-3) is an introduction to Stoic philosophy through the words of Seneca. If you study Seneca, you'll be in good company. He was popular with the educated elite of the Greco-Roman Empire, but Thomas Jefferson also had Seneca on his bedside table. Thought leaders in Silicon Valley tout the benefits of Stoicism, and NFL management, coaches, and players alike - from teams such as the Patriots and Seahawks - have embraced it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like it?

  • By Cameron Britton on 2019-03-08

I like it?

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Reviewed: 2019-03-08

I can tell there is a lot of wisdom here, but I can’t repeat any of it back. I’m not sure if this material is working for me as an audio book.

Perhaps I need to change my approach to listening. Tackle just one letter a day and pay closer attention.

  • The Tao of Seneca

  • Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 1
  • Written by: Seneca presented by Tim Ferriss Audio
  • Narrated by: John A. Robinson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

The Tao of Seneca (volumes 1-3) is an introduction to Stoic philosophy through the words of Seneca. If you study Seneca, you'll be in good company. He was popular with the educated elite of the Greco-Roman Empire, but Thomas Jefferson also had Seneca on his bedside table. Thought leaders in Silicon Valley tout the benefits of Stoicism, and NFL management, coaches, and players alike - from teams such as the Patriots and Seahawks - have embraced it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will listen and relisten for the rest of my life.

  • By LV on 2019-01-28

I will keep coming back to this

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Reviewed: 2018-11-16

I listened over a couple days all the way through, but I’m glad I own this book now because I will later do as Tim suggests in the forward, put on one letter per day, probably on my morning walk with my dog :)

Great lessons in these letters that you can really let sink in and apply to your life.

  • Foundation and Empire

  • Written by: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

  • By Pascal on 2018-09-18

Scott Brick and Isaac Asimov are a match made in heaven

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Reviewed: 2018-09-13

Scott Brick is my favourite narrator. Expressive and emotional, while remaining tasteful and understated, with tonal variations for conversing characters without overstepping into over acting.

Oh, and the book is brilliant. Can’t wait to read Book 3!

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  • The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

  • Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection
  • Written by: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown PhD
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 99

On The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, Dr. Brené Brown invites us on a journey to transform the lives of parents and children alike. Drawing on her 12 years of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, she presents ten guideposts to creating what she describes as "wholehearted" families where each of us can continually learn and grow as we reach our full potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A highly worthwhile read

  • By Victoria Heaslip on 2018-02-03

Parenting gold

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Reviewed: 2018-08-20

Great stuff here for parents!

I loved the part about the swimming coach giving the thumbs down, and the kids really earning and celebrating that thumbs up when it comes.

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  • Foundation

  • Written by: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Foundation

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-02-20

I’m hooked

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Reviewed: 2018-08-10

What can I even say. This is some of the best science fiction I’ve ever read/listened to. And it’s so expertly narrated by Scott Brick!

I am tempted to buy the next book in the series now instead of waiting for my next credit!

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  • Emma

  • Written by: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

First published in 1816 and generally considered Jane Austen's finest work, Emma is a humorous portrayal of a heroine whose injudicious interferences in the life of a young parlour-boarder in a neighboring village often lead to substantial mortification. Austen brings to life a myriad of engaging characters as she presents a mixture of social classes as she did in Pride and Prejudice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A favourite

  • By Heather VanMeppelen on 2019-01-30

Not for me

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Reviewed: 2018-08-01

I’m sorry, I know Jane Austen is one of the greats, but I could even get through this book it was so boring to me.

I don’t think I’m the target audience to be fair... I’m more of a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies kind of guy. :)

Tbh I only got the audio book because it was given away during a promotion so I thought I’d give it a try.

If Jane Austen is your cup of tea, grab this book, you’ll probably love it I guess!

Me...I’m heading back to the sci-fi section ;)

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  • The Break

  • Written by: Katherena Vermette
  • Narrated by: Michaela Washburn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break - a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house - she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim - police, family, and friends - tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every Canadian must read

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-03-20

Gripping and thought provoking

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Reviewed: 2018-07-30

An incredibly gripping story, that is timely and thought provoking. The narration is excellent. Read this one.

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  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will love it

  • By Cameron Britton on 2018-07-14

You will love it

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Reviewed: 2018-07-14

Like the rest of the planet, I am a huge fan of the movie. I am now a huge fan of the book.

It is so much fun to get back into this world, and to see the similarities and differences from the film. Obviously a film must condense material, so there is a lot of new action, conversations, and depth that was just a joy to explore.

And to top it off, it makes a great audio book. The narration is excellent and it is easy to follow the story in the audio format.

Use your credit for this one, you won’t regret it!

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  • Fahrenheit 451

  • Written by: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A dystopian tale relevant today

  • By Tee on 2018-06-13

So well performed!

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Reviewed: 2018-07-06

This is an excellent sci-fi book. Not to long and bloated like other classics. It is a tight, engaging story and premise. Best of all, it is performed spectacularly by Tim Robbins.

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  • This I Know

  • Marketing Lessons from Under the Influence
  • Written by: Terry O'Reilly
  • Narrated by: Terry O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 166
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    5 out of 5 stars 166

Big companies spend a fortune marketing their wares and services. Can yours? Invariably people ask advertising veteran and CBC Radio host Terry O'Reilly one question more than any other: How does a little business compete with the big guys? After decades at the helm of an award-winning advertising production company, and over a decade exploring the art and science of marketing for CBC Radio, O'Reilly delivers all the answers they - and anyone with something to sell - ever wanted to know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good I am buying the hard copy too

  • By kw on 2018-03-12

You’ll love it

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Reviewed: 2018-05-25

If you’re a fan of Under the Influence , you’ll love this book.

If you’ve never listened to Under the Influence... what is wrong with you?? Jj :)

This book is a must read for marketers, business owners, or just fans of the subject you like stories from the inside.

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