12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Narrator: Jordan B. Peterson
Genres: Self Development, Philosophy, Psychology
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: May 2018
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 30 minutes
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Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson, an intellectual provocateur like no one since the arrival of Camille Paglia, brings his uncompromising voice to readers wanting to lead a deeper and more profoundly meaningful life.

At once informative, surprising and humorous, Dr. Peterson tells us straightforwardly why skateboarding kids should be left alone, why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street, and what dreadful fate awaits those who carelessly criticize everything but themselves.

Why should you never let your children do anything that makes you dislike them? Why did the ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay attention as the highest of their gods? What can we learn from the lowly lobster about standing up straight and moving forthrightly through life? Dr. Peterson discusses discipline, responsibility, and the necessity of clear, truthful thinking, distilling the discoveries of science and the lessons from the great myths of the world into 12 profound directives for living properly in today's ever-transforming world. 12 Rules for Life delves deeply into the hidden realms lurking beneath our commonplace assumptions, enlightening the mind and spirit of its readers, keeping the chaos and nihilism that threaten and tempt the modern mind firmly at bay.

Reviews (12)


Written by Anonymous on August 24th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Thoroughly formulated and brilliantly articulated thoughts and analyses on the human condition with its oughts. Well worth the time.

Written by Anonymous on July 29th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Such a great book !

Written by Teddy C. on June 3rd, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Written by Anonymous on April 12th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Boring, and religion preaching

Written by Anonymous on March 27th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I loved the book, it resonated with me, leaving plenty notes which I’ve transcribed on a word document for future revisiting . I’m not a native speaker, and I’m also not well lectured on the Bible stories, so I found it a bit hard to follow those parts, but the personal stories made up for that; I loved those , I can tell Peterson is trying his best to make these rules stick; in school , I find most of the teachers that suck or that sucked fail to provide students with useful analogies or real life applications or experiences that give the concept a dimension, so that words become something more than abstract containers .

Written by Andrew L. on January 3rd, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Most helpful and enlightening book I've ever come across. Thank you, Jordan.


Written by Anonymous on November 8th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Hope everyone can listen to/read thus book and apply rules to life, it’s the real change.


Written by Daniel S. on September 14th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I like Peterson I’ve probably watched hundreds of hours now of him on different platforms. So I thought the book would be something special, however in my opinion if you’ve heard one or two of Peterson’s interviews you’ve kind of heard it all. The book just goes on and on about human behavior but kind of in that 48 laws of power way where you’re like duhh that’s obvious. But maybe I’m just burnt out with the guys message. I am not hating on the guys book. But yeah it was a little mundane.

Written by Cameron S. on June 16th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Jordan’s book like his lectures are riveting and thought provoking, his voice is a bit dry but what he has to say is paramount in today’s world. He should never stop,

Written by Jaewon K. on June 9th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

amazing amazing amazing