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Jake Suter

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  • 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 514
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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....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good ideas presented in a suboptimal way

  • By Ekaterina Banina on 27-05-16

An interesting exposé

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Reviewed: 17-01-19

This is a great listen; the narrator is engaging, the quips are funny, and the evidence is compelling. However, take some of the conclusions with a grain of salt as contrary evidence (you find find it on Wikipedia) suggests bonobos, let alone prehistoric humans, aren't as sexually care free and egalitarian as stated. That said, it is in all a good investigation into why monogamy appears to be so flawed, and how one might get around those flaws.

  • Learn Spanish with Paul Noble: Complete Course: Spanish Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach

  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
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    5 out of 5 stars 559
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 514

An exciting approach to learning Spanish with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. Over 12 hours of easy-listening. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. This download contains the entire course.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Spanish course

  • By James H on 30-01-17

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 19-12-18

This audiobook is steadily paced with ample time between being asked, and hearing the answer. Even with little effort it's sure to prepare you for the next step. It will teach you, strictly speaking, roughly 100 words that will get nailed into by the time you finish, and theoretically teach you to recognise and use hundreds, if not thousands of Spanish words by their proximity to their familiar English counterparts.

  • The Code of Putinism

  • By: Brian D. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
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What is Vladimir Putin up to? This book examines how the mentality of Putin and his team - the code of Putinism - has shaped Russian politics over the past two decades. It explains not only the thoughts and ideas that motivate Putin's decisions, but also the set of emotions and habits that influence how Putin and his close allies view the world. While some observers portray Putin as either a cold-blooded pragmatist or a strident Russian nationalist, Taylor provides a more nuanced and compelling interpretation of Putin's motives and actions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting perspective

  • By Jake Suter on 22-10-18

Interesting perspective

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Reviewed: 22-10-18

An interesting perspective on Putin's rule that adds some needed nuance to conversations about Russia

  • The Complete Book of Five Rings

  • By: Miyamoto Musashi, Kenji Tokitsu (editor and translator)
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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    4 out of 5 stars 61

The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi's classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Get the shorter version

  • By ShaneG on 20-11-16

Not sure what I was expecting

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Reviewed: 18-10-18

Was interesting and narrated well. But know it was written for warriors of the time

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,711
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,037
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Appendix missing

  • By Mark Pack on 22-07-12

Surprisingly life changing

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Reviewed: 01-10-18

Definitely worth investing in if you are interested in exerting greater control over your life.

  • The Storm Before the Storm

  • The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
  • By: Mike Duncan
  • Narrated by: Mike Duncan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 375
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The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. After its founding in 509 BCE, the Romans refused to allow a single leader to seize control of the state and grab absolute power. The Roman commitment to cooperative government and peaceful transfers of power was unmatched in the history of the ancient world. But by the year 133 BCE, the republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 7 minutes to 11 hours...

  • By borodude on 25-10-17

Can't go wrong with more Mike Duncan

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Reviewed: 15-08-18

Mike strikes again delivering a narrative history in his cool, calm voice. Worth every penny.