Life is way to important to take seriously
If you're looking to indulge prurient interests, this will not be your book. The author has successfully turned a scientific study of sexual research through the ages into an easily understood and enjoyable read. There is a great deal of humor that doesn't lower one into the gutter. It is a very engaging listen where you will actually learn something while you smile, occasionally giggle and even laugh out loud.
There are many unusual facts about sex and the history of sex research.
I would not recommend this book. "Bonk" has interesting insights into modern sex research that even the aspiring evolutionary biologist may not know; yet it lacks comprehensiveness. There are far more interesting books about sex that have solid biological and sociological context. Read "The Red Queen" by Matt Ridley or "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins instead.
I've read several Mary Roach books and always find them interesting and hilarious romps through unusual topics. I'm not sure if the book/story fell flat, or if it was killed by narration. Sandra Burr turned Mary Roach's wit and clever facts into a monotonous and at times painful to listen to audio selection.
I had an instant dislike of the cadence and inflections used in narration. At times it was so bad I felt like Siri was reading the book - an actual living breathing human just couldn't butcher words and phrases the way she did. Torturous listen.
Grandma bibliophile! Audible books make reading with an active life possible.
Very good book. Mary Roach presents a touchy subject to some, in a witty and understandable way. Sandra Burr was a very good narrator, her inflections and timing were pretty impressive. Made for an informative and entertaining book.
An informative and sometimes amusing exploration of human sexuality. Somewhat imbalanced, however. She spends a huge amount on penile implants, but other aspects of human sexuality are barely touched upon.
Yuck, just yuck. This makes Ms. Roach' book Stiff look tame by comparison. I enjoy her sense of humor, but some things are just not worth knowing.
Beaver Lake Bonner
Full of interesting information and great humor, I was "wowed" as much as I laighed. I recommend this book to anyone curious and interested in sex and how it is studied and, perhaps more importantly, to everyone who is ill, for any reason, because laughter heals and we laughed often! Thank you Mary Roach for bring kevity to the taboo.