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Darb Dabney

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  • Sexual Intelligence

  • What We Really Want from Sex - and How to Get It
  • By: Marty Klein
  • Narrated by: Alan Winter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

In Sexual Intelligence, Dr. Marty Klein shows how our ideas about sex - and ourselves - are more important than a perfect body or exotic techniques. With many engaging examples from his thirty-year private practice, Marty provides a robust, practical perspective that makes it impossible for people to fail at sex - because they don't aim for success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Opens Your Eyes

  • By Tony on 01-02-17

an audio book possibly more effective than print

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

story content outstanding
narrator sounds like he's channeling the author, not just praying the text!

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,100

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clamorous Praise for "Quiet"

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

80% substantial

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-18

last 20% became a cliché of privileged parenting guidebooks

But the thesis is well considered and carefully presented, making it valuable overall, particularly in the leading 4/5 of the book. There is a certain cultural and geographic myopia of author perspective---yet it comes across as authentic much more than proscriptive. I really enjoyed most of the book's case for quiet power. The narrative presentation has a tension between cited research and the framing of journalism. I listened at 1.5x so the performance got tuned a bit toward urgency, and that emphasised the narrative tension and also made have made audio edits more noticeable.

  • Deadly, Unna?

  • By: Phillip Gwynne
  • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

"Deadly, unna?" He was always saying that. All the Nungas did, but Dumby more than any of them. Dumby Red and Blacky don't have a lot in common. Dumby's the star of the footy team, he's got a killer smile and the knack with girls, and he's a Nunga. Blacky's a gutless wonder, needs braces, never knows what to say, and he's white. But they're friends...and it could be deadly, unna?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • massively fun for cross-country drive

  • By Darb Dabney on 08-20-17

massively fun for cross-country drive

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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: 08-20-17

this was our first audiobook, chosen from a trusted recommendation. it really hot the jackpot as a far healthier way to pass drive time with an early teen