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Ken

Alaska | Member Since 2006

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  • The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Matt Ridley
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (170)

    Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators.

    Scott says: "Great book!"
    "If I were ten Years Old..."
    Overall

    ... I would want to be a microbiologist! Finished Ancestor's Tale by R. Dawkins and loved it, like the story of asking a fish, how's the water... and the fish answers... water? what water? The chemical world that is us seems far more distant than the edge of the visable universe. I'm reading Red Queen on paper and am now downloading it to my iPOD. The goal is... what/why is sex? It's a better question than it sounds... but I'm still struggling with the Hox gene and how it knows where it is. This is a great mystery and if you liked Ancestor's Tale, you'll find this is a fine trip into that next dimension... water? what water?

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Traitor

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (68)

    The death of a French intelligence agent on an Air France flight to Amman, Jordan, is the trigger that launches Tommy Carmellini's latest adventure. Within the European Union, the national espionage agencies are fiercely competing for supremacy against each other, and against the CIA. When the Americans discover that the director of the French spy agency has secret investments in the Bank of Palestine, alarm bells go off.

    Gregory A. Pless says: "Funny, entertaining, well read"
    "The Traitor"
    Overall

    The Traitor is fun and fast from beginning to end; especially enjoyed Dennis Boutsikaris and his wise guy inflections of a well written spy novel by a favorite author, Stephen Coonts; my bet is you won't be disappointed. I will be looking forward to more of the same caliber by this reader and author. Ken

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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