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  • Sex at Dawn

  • How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
  • By: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan (Preface)
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,628

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....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strawmen and Ad Hominems

  • By Carolyn on 09-18-12

FANTASTIC!! Covers sex, war, agriculture, & more.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

This is really a sociology book, not erotic, very educational. Top marks! Highly recommended and very interesting.

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

  • By: Ken Kesey
  • Narrated by: Ken Kesey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is one of the most electrifying, most admired novels of our time. Set in the bleak confines of a state mental hospital and narrated by a half-Indian patient named Chief Bromden, it's the story of a titanic battle of wills between two unforgettable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than I remember1

  • By Nina on 08-29-08

Highly Recommended

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Astonishing character development, as you can imagine. Different from the movie in some ways of course. VERY interesting interview with Kesey at the end, as a bonus.

  • Spaceman

  • An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
  • By: Mike Massimino
  • Narrated by: Mike Massimino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,235
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,231

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you're about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind's chance to unlock the universe's secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, and in Spaceman he puts you inside the suit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Likable guy, great storyteller

  • By Joy Woller on 10-09-16

Very cool stuff!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-17

It gives insight we rarely get to hear about our astronauts, space travel, what they experience. It makes it easier to see them as human.