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  • A Brief History of Vice

  • How Bad Behavior Built Civilization
  • By: Robert Evans
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 374
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
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    4 out of 5 stars 341

Guns, germs, and steel might have transformed us from hunter-gatherers into modern man, but booze, sex, trash talk, and tripping built our civilization. Cracked editor Robert Evans brings his signature dogged research and lively insight to uncover the many and magnificent ways vice has influenced history, from the prostitute-turned-empress who scored a major victory for women's rights to the beer that helped create - and destroy - South America's first empire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and somewhat informative

  • By Neuron on 08-20-16

Amazing information

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Reviewed: 09-02-18

A very beautiful book with lots of information! written very well and very educational. Recommended to all

  • Men on Strike

  • Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why It Matters
  • By: Helen Smith PhD
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are responding. They're dropping out of college, leaving the workforce, and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates. The trend is so pronounced that a number of books have been written about this man-child phenomenon, concluding that men have taken a vacation from responsibility. But why should men participate in a system that seems to be increasingly stacked against them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, someone said it!

  • By Stephen Reid Kidd on 11-07-17

Amazing book and an open insight.

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Reviewed: 01-16-18

This Book foreshadows our future if nothing is done. This book is for everyone and recommended to all.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Alcohol Lied to Me... Again!

  • Get Back On the Wagon & Regain Control of Your Drinking
  • By: Craig Beck
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Just one drink... it seems such an innocuous action that it couldn't possibly cause any substantial drama. In reality it is the same hoping to take just one little step off a cliff. It's only one seemingly insignificant step, but the consequences are rapid, irreversible and severe. Both events start off an unstoppable series of events. In Alcohol Lied to Me... Again, Craig gives you the tools to once again break the cycle of alcohol addiction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I've spent my life quitting alcohol.

  • By Mandolin on 07-25-15

Scientifically accurate

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Reviewed: 12-27-17

Scientifically accurate and worthy to read, even if you are not an addict or a drinker.

  • Alcohol Lied to Me - New Edition

  • The Intelligent Escape from Alcohol Addiction
  • By: Craig Beck
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 400
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    5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

Craig Beck is a well-regarded family man with two children, a nice home, and a successful media career; a director of several companies and at one time the trustee of a large children’s charity. Outwardly, Craig was a highly successful and functioning professional man in spite of a ‘two-bottles-of-wine-a-night" drinking habit. For 20 years he struggled to control his drinking, all the time refusing to label himself an alcoholic because he didn't believe he met the stereotypical image that the word portrayed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alcohol is an attractively packaged poison

  • By AudioAddict on 03-26-15

Amazing book and great help

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Reviewed: 12-19-17

For addicts and constance drinkers. A must for anyone who does drink. A must for.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Undeniable

  • Evolution and the Science of Creation
  • By: Bill Nye
  • Narrated by: Bill Nye
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,327
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,877

Sparked by a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Leasurly read for those who don't want equations

  • By StefP on 02-05-15

His best book

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Reviewed: 10-24-16

He makes it clear and helps you to understand the natural world through evidence and reason. His best work by far.

  • Sacred Cows

  • A Lighthearted Look at Belief and Tradition Around the World
  • By: Seth Andrews
  • Narrated by: Seth Andrews
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
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    4 out of 5 stars 533

Well into the 21st century, our species continues to participate in beliefs and customs that seem more suited to the Bronze Age than the Information Age, some of which involve poisonous snakes, holy smoke, urine bubbles, crystals, tarot cards, aliens, costumed virgins, and, of course, an offering plate. Join Seth Andrews for a random romp across the planet and a humorous look at some of humanity's Sacred Cows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seth is changing the world!

  • By Bric on 07-19-15

Very funny and good facts

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Reviewed: 08-26-16

Funny book and great facts, more needs to be made and hopefully would like to see more books by Seth

  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,917
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,832

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming, smart, and unpretentious

  • By Blake on 06-04-13

Beautifully said and the beauty of logic

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Reviewed: 08-15-16

Would you listen to The God Delusion again? Why?

Yes, the beauty of the book is that it makes any person think logically and answer questions they would have no asked or thought of, the thoughts are very tickling to say the least

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Debunking the claims of many false ideas.

Have you listened to any of Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I heard of Richard dawkins on youtube, but not lalla ward. This is the first audible book, however I own the book itself as well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes definitely

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book to most scientific thinkers and to people who have never questioned there own beliefs.