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  • The Evolution of God

  • By: Robert Wright
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 854
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

In this sweeping narrative, which takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting and thought provoking

  • By Joseph on 02-09-10

Evolution scapes none...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-10

The most astonishing thing about this book, apart from a meticulous attention to facts and strong, diverse sources is that the concept most rejected by religions, particularly the Abrahamic religions, evolution, is the very force that continues to shape and drive it. This is not a book for the dogmatic defenders of long established and often debunked notions of biblical accounts, historical events or even the notion of God as we have come to know it in the cumulative, western societies. Yet, if you’re open to a survey of civilization’s religious evolution, this is the book for you!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Why Women Have Sex

  • Understanding Sexual Motivations - from Adventure to Revenge
  • By: Cindy M. Meston, David M. Buss
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 399

An unparalleled exploration of the mysteries underlying women's sexuality that rivals the culture-shifting Kinsey Report, from two of America's leading research psychologists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • nice

  • By chris on 03-22-10

How many reasons?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-10

Enlightening and rich in details, the books only down-fall is that it seems to be written more for a female rather than a male audience. This is fine since us guys can extrapolate so much for the betterment of our relationships and answer the “What Do Women Want” riddle once and for all!

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Welcome to Your Brain

  • Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life
  • By: Sandra Aamodt, Sam Wang
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 106

In this lively audiobook, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang dispel common myths about the brain and provide a comprehensive, useful overview of how it really works. In its pages, you'll discover how to cope with jet lag, how your brain affects your religion, and how men's and women's brains differ. With witty, accessible prose, this audiobook is great for quick reference or extended listening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative

  • By Christy Medsker on 06-07-09
  • Welcome to Your Brain
  • Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life
  • By: Sandra Aamodt, Sam Wang
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren

Lost me!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-10

Sporadic and tedious, this book is unnecessary long and even some of its interpretations are questionable. I expected more facts, figures, statistics, you know, science!

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Crush It!

  • Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
  • By: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Narrated by: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,140

Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Outdated and redundant

  • By Felix on 03-11-17

Evolve or perish!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-10

The new face of marketing and promoting self and business could not have been made clearer. Thank you Gary.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Why Him? Why Her?

  • Understanding Your Personality Type and Finding the Perfect Match
  • By: Helen Fisher
  • Narrated by: Helen Fisher
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 296

Based on entirely new research - including a detailed questionnaire completed by five million people in 33 countries - Why Him? Why Her? will change your understanding of why you love him (or her) and help you use nature's chemistry to find and keep your life partner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I expected

  • By Paige on 09-09-10

So that's why!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-10

I wish this book would have been available to me in my early twenties. Not because I selected the wrong mate (I didn't), but because it would have made self-discovery simpler.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • SuperFreakonomics

  • By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,006

SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Your Time

  • By Rich on 01-04-10

Second Trumps the First!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-10

This second volume is far more engaging than the first. Not to say that the first was lame, far from it, but there's nothing like a little micro-eco perspective to debunk so much of the media's hype on various issues.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful