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Rebecca

ROUND HILL, VA, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1972)
    Performance
    (1396)
    Story
    (1394)

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

    Carolyn says: "Strawmen and Ad Hominems"
    "Yawn..."
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    Any additional comments?

    It sounded intriguing, but was more lit review than pop- evolutionary psychology book. Couldn't finish it; stopped listening halfway through when the book wandered into a discussion of economics...

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Stolen Life: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jaycee Dugard
    • Narrated By Jaycee Dugard
    Overall
    (1470)
    Performance
    (1109)
    Story
    (1110)

    "In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I dont think of myself as a victim. I survived...."

    Daniel says: "Terrific"
    "Tragic story with bad narration"
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    What did you like best about A Stolen Life? What did you like least?

    I liked the honesty of the author, despite the very personal nature of the material. However, there was a lot of repetition throughout the book, which was a little tedious at times. As terrible as I feel for saying it, the narration of the audio book was poor. I can't imagine someone else reading her story, but her narration was totally flat. I think this book would be better read on paper or e-reader.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Inflection and timing of narrator/author, I guess.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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