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  • The Facebook Effect (excerpt)

  • By: David Kirkpatrick
  • Narrated by: David Kirkpatrick
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2,167
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 1,609
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 1,618

In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects, even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't Read It, Just Want It Gone!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-22-12

How do I get this THING out of my library????

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

Reviewed: 01-14-14

Would you try another book from David Kirkpatrick and/or David Kirkpatrick?

Seriously? I couldn't get past the introduction.

What was most disappointing about David Kirkpatrick’s story?

I couldn't get past the introduction.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I couldn't get past the introduction.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The artwork for the cover

  • Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?

  • And Other Reflections on Being Human
  • By: Jesse Bering
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bering
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 256

Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does “free will” really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?, the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than thirty of his most popular essays from Scientific American and Slate, as well as two new pieces, that take readers on a bold and captivating journey through some of the most taboo issues related to evolution and human behavior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Heizenberg on 08-01-12

One of the most thought provoking books I've read!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-14

What made the experience of listening to Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? the most enjoyable?

After the first couple chapters I made my husband listen with me in the car, and watching the expression on his face of "WOW, I never thought of that!" was the most enjoyable. (aside from feeling that way myself)

What was one of the most memorable moments of Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That??

While this has nothing to do with the book - I was waiting in the car and listening to the book with the volume a little too loud, and then an elderly woman walked past my open window with a distinctive look on her face...LOL

Which scene was your favorite?

The chapter that discussed tribal rituals about ingesting semen as a source of masculinity and vitality.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"ear muffs!" -Old School Movie

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