Showing results by narrator "Gayle Hendrix" in Nonfiction

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    • The Birth of the Pill

    • How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution
    • By: Jonathan Eig
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 199
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 183
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    We know it simply as "the pill", yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan Eig's masterful narrative revolves around four principal characters: the fiery feminist Margaret Sanger, who was a champion of birth control in her campaign for the rights of women but neglected her own children in pursuit of free love; the beautiful Katharine McCormick, who owed her fortune to her wealthy husband, the son of the founder of International Harvester and a schizophrenic.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Important history but repetitive themes

    • By Mona on 03-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Socialism

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Michael Newman
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Today, most people think of socialism as an outdated ideology. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Newman seeks to place the idea of socialism in a modern context for today's listeners. He explains socialist ideas in the framework of its historical evolution, from the French Revolution to the present day, and examines practical attempts to implement socialism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very nice

    • By David on 06-26-10

    Regular price: $17.50

    • The Only Woman in the Room

    • Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club
    • By: Eileen Pollack
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    In 2005, when Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard, asked why so few women, even today, achieve tenured positions in the hard sciences, Eileen Pollack set out to find the answer. A successful fiction writer, Pollack had grown up in the 1960s and '70s dreaming of a career as a theoretical astrophysicist. Denied the chance to take advanced courses in science and math, she nonetheless made her way to Yale.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Economics

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Partha Dasgupta
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Here Partha Dasgupta, an internationally recognized authority in economics, presents readers with a solid introduction to its basic concepts, including efficiency, equity, sustainability, dynamic equilibrium, property rights, markets, and public goods. Throughout, he highlights the relevance of economics to everyday life, providing a very human exploration of a technical subject.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book to know some economics

    • By Di on 10-01-10

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Out of the Woods

    • Healing from Lyme Disease for Body, Mind, and Spirit
    • By: Katina Makris, Richard Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    At the peak of her career, classical homeopath and health-care columnist Katina Makris was stricken with a mysterious "flu". Only after five years of torment - two completely bedridden - and devastating blows to her professional and family life was Katina's illness finally diagnosed as Lyme disease.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • What Women Want

    • An Agenda for the Women's Movement
    • By: Deborah L. Rhode
    • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    In What Women Want, Deborah L. Rhode, one of the nation's leading scholars on women and law, brings to the discussion a broad array of interdisciplinary research as well as interviews with heads of leading women's organizations. Is the women's movement stalled? What are the major obstacles it confronts? What are its key priorities and what strategies might advance them? In addressing those questions, the audiobook explores virtually all of the major policy issues confronting women.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Scalia, J., mispronouncing

    • By Zach Lee on 04-02-15

    Regular price: $19.95