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  • The Jungle

  • By: Upton Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is a vivid portrait of life and death in a turn-of-the-century American meat-packing factory. A grim indictment that led to government regulations of the food industry, The Jungle is Sinclair's extraordinary contribution to literature and social reform.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant rendering of an old classic

  • By Donald T. Wardlow on 02-18-09

Could have done without the ending

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

Reviewed: 04-12-16

Pretty great story by an obviously skilled author. But, the ending just felt like out of place propaganda. Change the ending and this could be a classic ;-)

  • 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 5,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,136

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

Didn't know what to expect. Great Listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-11

This book was a really enjoyable delve into human sexuality. I got this book not knowing what to expect and was more that pleasantly surprised. The narrator (Johnson) was very enjoyable to listen to and read it as if the author would, if that makes sense.
The book not only gives the author's theories into why we are who we are but also gives endless scientific research to back their claims.

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