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Swoon Audiobook

Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them

Swoon is a glittering pageant of charismatic ladies' men from Casanova to Lord Byron to Camus to Ashton Kutcher. It challenges every preconceived idea about great lovers and answers one of history's most vexing questions: what do women want? Contrary to popular myth and dogma, the men who consistently beguile women belie the familiar stereotypes: satanic rake, alpha stud, slick player, Mr. Nice, or big-money mogul.
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Swoon is a glittering pageant of charismatic ladies' men from Casanova to Lord Byron to Camus to Ashton Kutcher. It challenges every preconceived idea about great lovers and answers one of history's most vexing questions: what do women want?

Contrary to popular myth and dogma, the men who consistently beguile women belie the familiar stereotypes: satanic rake, alpha stud, slick player, Mr. Nice, or big-money mogul. As Betsy Prioleau, author of Seductress, points out in this surprising, insightful study, legendary ladies' men are a different, complex species altogether, often without looks or money. They fit no known template and possess a cache of powerful erotic secrets.

With wit and erudition, Prioleau cuts through the cultural lore and reveals who these master lovers really are and the arts they practice to enswoon women. What she discovers is revolutionary. Using evidence from science, popular culture, fiction, anthropology, and history, and from interviews with colorful real-world ladykillers, Prioleau finds that great seducers share a constellation of unusual traits.

While these men run the gamut, they radiate joie de vivre, intensity, and sex appeal; above all, they adore women. They listen, praise, amuse, and delight, and they know their way around the bedroom. And they’ve finessed the hardest part: locking in and revving desire. Women never tire of these fascinators and often, like Casanova’s conquests, remain besotted for life.

Finally, Prioleau takes stock of the contemporary culture and asks: where are the Casanovas of today? After a critique of the twenty-first-century sexual malaise - the gulf between the sexes and women’s record discontent - she compellingly argues that society needs ladies’ men more than ever. Groundbreaking and provocative, Swoon is underpinned with sharp analysis, brilliant research, and served up with seductive verve.

©2013 Elizabeth S. Prioleau (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    The narrator constantly mispronounced common words. I couldn't stand to listen anymore, so I returned the book.

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    Annette O. McGrath Midlothian, VA USA 09-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    I can't listen to any more. The book is well written but the narrator, Holly Fielding, mispronounces words about every 90 seconds. And then she begins outright malapropisms such as "two pendants on Borneo," when clearly it had to be two pedants" and, hilariously, when describing David Niven's straying, she says women "overlooked his defecations" instead of his "defections." Oh, dear! And Niven always seemed so elegant ... Don't audiobooks have ANYONE on hand to listen to the recording before it's released? Tragedy. Or do I mean travesty? Tapestry?

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