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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

Really great. Should be requires reading in high school.

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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: 05-20-18

A lot of good stuff in here. And the narrator, probably one of the best I’ve heard in a while. I would honestly seek out more stuff from the narrator. I know this isn’t a very thorough review but trust me, you should read this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 5,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,651

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

Fantastic

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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: 11-20-17

So many things to walk away from this book I’m glad I now know. Since life is all about expectation management it’s great to be able to understand what the odds are that we are up against as a species. The fact our biology does not align with our culture makes you feel a lot less pressure to conform and less stress. The writers definitely did their researchI wish all humans would read this book as high school text. -Cheers, Dax Martinez-Vargas

  • The Men Who Would Be King

  • An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks
  • By: Nicole LaPorte
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

For 60 years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged. Then came Hollywood’s Circus Maximus---created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who gave the world The Lion King---an entertainment empire called DreamWorks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, even-handed

  • By Richard on 07-15-10

Humbling Hollywood History

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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: 10-14-17

Learning the many ups and downs, you walk away with realizing that these guys, despite their awesome track records and world of connections they have, still made huge mistakes and could have stood to listen to those around them who had a feeling whatever their current obsession wasn't looking like a hit and might go belly up. It definitely doesn't make me have high expectations if I were to set forward on such an endeavor, but I would be fulfilled with whatever it is because I'd be able to set my expectations appropriately and perhaps avoid their missteps. Very thorough and covers over a decade. - Dax Martinez-Vargas, D.G.A.

  • The Secrets of Story

  • Innovative Tools for Perfecting Your Fiction and Captivating Readers
  • By: Matt Bird
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

The Secrets of Story is a revolutionary and comprehensive writing guide for the 21st century, focused on clever ways to get an audience to fully identify with an all-too-human hero. Authors will learn to how to cut through pop culture noise and win over a jaded modern audience by rediscovering the heart of writing: shaping stories that ring true to our shared understanding of human nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want this guy to be my editor

  • By Charley Dunn on 01-09-17

Must Read for Story

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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: 03-21-17

An amazing book ever student and writer must read. The author does a great job articulating concepts not mentioned in other such story books and has up to date (2016) references.

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  • The Three-Body Problem

  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,072

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They create a computer using a 30 million man Army

  • By Josh P on 12-07-14

Helluva reader and hell of a story

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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: 02-02-16

Maybe it's my lack of reading fiction lately, but the way this story is done is just so out there and different. And the narrator does a great job with performance and rhythm and character. I really recommend it. I see they're filming the movie for this as of 2015 with a 2016 release in China. I'm excited to see what the film is like and how they bring the book to life and which parts they focus on. Cheers!