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  • The Myth of Male Power

  • By: Warren Farrell
  • Narrated by: Warren Farrell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

For the audio book version, Dr. Warren Farrell personally rewrote the highlights of The Myth of Male Power as a dialogue. The questions are similar to what others will ask you when you discuss these issues. You’ll have Dr. Farrell’s best answers. The Myth of Male Power helps each family member understand that genuine power is neither status nor money, but “control over one's life.” He documents that virtually every society that has survived has done so by persuading its sons to be disposable--whether in war or in work; and therefore indirectly as dads. And disposability is not power. Considered the Bible of men's studies—yet highly empathetic to women (Dr. Farrell was repeatedly elected to the Board of the National Organization for Women in NYC)-- the meticulously researched The Myth of Male Power takes the listener on a captivating journey around the world, throughout history, biology, the Bible, the law, and everyday life, challenging every currently-held assumption about men, women and the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just to make others aware,

  • By Sean on 21-04-18

Just to make others aware,

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

Reviewed: 21-04-18

this title is in the form of an interview, I nevertheless found the format quite enjoyable.

  • The Ice Man

  • Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer
  • By: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 19 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

Top Mafia hit man. Doting father. For 30 years, Richard 'the Ice Man' Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighbourhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Kuklinski was Sammy 'the Bull' Gravano's partner in the killing of Paul Castellano, John Gotti hired him to kill his neighbour and he was also intimately involved in the killing of Jimmy Hoffa. He conducted this sadistic business with cold-hearted intensity, never disappointing his customers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent listen - if you can take it.

  • By Lee on 14-12-13

Not normally a subject I have much

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

interest in. started listening after a friend recommended it. I couldn't stop listening. disturbing in parts, just plain wrong in others. i found an attempt to illicit sypathy for the main subject quite annoying.
on balance highly enjoyable.

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  • The New New Rules

  • A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass
  • By: Bill Maher
  • Narrated by: Bill Maher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

A follow-up to the New York Times best-selling New Rules, The New New Rules delivers a series of hilarious, intelligent rants on everything from same-sex marriage to health care, from Republican agendas to celebrity meltdowns, with all the razor-sharp insight that has made Bill Maher one of the most influential comedic voices shaping the political debate today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly Very Funny Occasionally hilarious, But!

  • By Sean on 28-11-14

Mostly Very Funny Occasionally hilarious, But!

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

Reviewed: 28-11-14

Where does The New New Rules rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

some of the funniest one liners i have heard in a long time, laughed so hard I couldnt breath on a couple of occasions.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

He delves too much into his liberal agenda, dismissing and scolding anyone who holds a different opinion on many topics. this for me pretty much ruined my enjoyment of the book.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

liked the unusual quirky way Bill uses topical events to make new rules for the future, this can be just so funny.

disliked the social comment from a narrow perspective. if I want political opinion then I will listen to political opinion shows.

Any additional comments?

If your fine with a liberal, progressive agenda, dont have a problem with social programs funded by insane debt and like a laugh then you will love this. oh and ideally agnostic or atheist.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful