LISTENER

Patrick

  • 8
  • reviews
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 77
  • ratings
  • Unwanted Advances

  • Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus
  • By: Laura Kipnis
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

From a highly regarded feminist cultural critic and professor comes a polemic arguing that the stifling sense of sexual danger sweeping American campuses doesn't empower women, it impedes the fight for gender equality. Feminism is broken, argues Laura Kipnis, if anyone thinks the sexual hysteria overtaking American campuses is a sign of gender progress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important contribution to Title IX discussion

  • By Sparky McGhee on 04-09-17

Essential Reading

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-18

There are a number of books anyone wanting to engage in an intelligent conversation about sexual and gender politics should read. This is one of them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,667

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Sam A. Havens on 09-09-17

Worth a Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-17

It is a very provocative book. It easily kept my interest until the very end.

  • You Have the Right to Remain Innocent

  • By: James Duane
  • Narrated by: James Duane
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

Law professor James J. Duane became a viral sensation thanks to a 2008 lecture outlining the reasons why you should never agree to answer questions from the police - especially if you are innocent and wish to stay out of trouble with the law. In this timely, relevant, and pragmatic new book, he expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen's constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good to know and remember

  • By Marie on 11-04-16

Everyone Should Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I used to share the YouTube video and will now be sharing this audio book.

  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

  • By: Avi
  • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Avi’s swashbuckling tale of murder and mutiny on the high seas has a fascinating twist: the heroine is a 13-year-old girl. In 1832, Charlotte Doyle boards a ship bound for America and is caught in a battle between a mad captain and his ruthless crew. If you’re looking for an action-packed adventure story for girls, you’ll find it in The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We loved it!!

  • By Cindy Busch on 02-19-16

It's a great book...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-17

I just hate some of the characters so much that I can't enjoy the ending. Definitely worth a listen though.

  • Straight

  • The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality
  • By: Hanne Blank
  • Narrated by: Fran Tunno
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

It's surprising that the term "heterosexuality" is less than 150 years old and that heterosexuality's history has never before been written, given how obsessed we are with it. In Straight, independent scholar Hanne Blank delves deep into the contemporary psyche as well as the historical record to chronicle the realm of heterosexual relations - a subject that is anything but straight and narrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Title Says It All

  • By Susie on 03-14-13

Thought Provoking and Informative

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-17

Wasn't sure what to expect but it was very good. Looking back, the intro alone would have made it worth the purchase price for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ancient Greek Civilization

  • By: Jeremy McInerney, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jeremy McInerney PhD University of California at Berkeley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Clearly, the Greeks are a source of much that we esteem in our own culture: democracy, philosophy, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, our aesthetic sensibilities, ideals of athletic competition, and more. But what is it about Hellenic culture that has made generations of influential scholars and writers view it as the essential starting point for understanding the art and reflection that define the West?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interpretive History, Not a Comprehensive Overview

  • By Mike on 03-07-14

Great Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-16

The professors accent makes it an easy listen and the lectures are engaging. It was easy to keep coming back. Finished the series in about a week.

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

  • The Forgotten War That Changed American History
  • By: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Brian Kilmeade
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,962
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,782

When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting history - terrible narrator

  • By School Nurse Cindy on 12-08-15

A Good One

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Listen to it on 1.5x speed and be aware that, though very interesting, the first half is a bit dryer than the second. I don't endorse militarism or US foreign intervention in modern times, something the tone of the book causes me to assume the author probably does, but it is nevertheless a cool story and told in a way that makes it a fun listen.

  • The Whiskey Rebellion: The History of Early America's Most Famous Popular Uprising

  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

It should come as no surprise to anyone that it is much easier to overthrow a government than form a new one, and that in turn it is easier to form a government than to govern. The men who founded America knew these facts in theory, but in the last decade of the 18th century, they learned them by experience when, just a few years after the new Constitution had been ratified, a rebellion arose over taxes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Written Style

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-23-17

Good Overview

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-16

It would be nice to have been provided a short outline with some of the most relevant quotes but it was a solid overview. If you're looking for something much more in depth, other books are out there.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful