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Christine A. Strand

Chris

Portland, OR

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  • Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Malcom Potts, Thomas Hayden
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (73)

    Human beings have been battling one another since time immemorial. But why war and terrorism? Why are men almost always the killers, and why are war and sex so inextricably linked? Why do we kill members of our own species intentionally, when few other animals do so?

    Craig C. says: "New Perspective"
    "This should be one everyone s reading list"
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    Where does Sex and War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    By far the most clarifying non fiction book I have ever read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Due to the non fiction nature of this book there is no true character- humans, chimps yes.


    What does Dennis Holland bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Focus and emphasis


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There is in depth explanations of oppression of women is directly related to aggression, territory and violence.


    Any additional comments?

    Oh what we have done to our DNA. Reproducing with the strongest, most aggressive male of the species as led us to a place in time that we have to chose not to war. I am unable to atriculate the profound experience and meaning this book has brought to me, potentially our nation and the world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Florence Williams
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (108)

    In this informative and highly entertaining account, intrepid science reporter Florence Williams sets out to uncover the latest scientific findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine. Her investigation follows the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, taking her from a plastic surgeon's office, where she learns about the importance of cup size in Texas, to the laboratory, where she discovers the presence of environmental toxins in her own breast milk.

    aaron says: "Every Person with Boobs Should Read This!"
    "Breasts are the canary in the coal mine..."
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    What made the experience of listening to Breasts the most enjoyable?

    This book is non fiction, scientific and profound


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Breasts?

    The science behind breast cancer, premature puberty and wieght issues are presented with startling clarity throughout this book. I recommend it to everyone I know, everyone I meet and now to strangers. DO NOT HESITATE to read this book. Consider giving as a gift to all of those who ask "why is there so much more breast cancer?" Why didn"t 'they' tell us?


    What does Kate Reading bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    You can't skim like you might with a print book when the information becomes uncomfortable.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Breasts, the Canaries in the Coal Mine, a Documentary


    Any additional comments?

    Often a title might put someone off, please don't avoid this book because the title isn't catchy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Missing Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Teresa Carpenter
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Originally published in 1989, this true crime thriller brilliantly reconstructs one of the most extensive murder investigations in recent years: the disappearance of Robin Benedict, a beautiful commercial artist and moonlighting prostitute, and her relationship with the suspect, the eminent Dr. William Douglas.

    Kevin says: "Excellent"
    "Oh boy, I was ready for this to be over along time"
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    What did you like best about Missing Beauty? What did you like least?

    It was wordy and the real developement of the characters did not add to the finish. tiresome really.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    too wordy, many details over and over. and over


    Was Missing Beauty worth the listening time?

    not really. I listen to a lot of books,have for years and I consered not finsinging this book everytime I got in the car.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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