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Vitória Sanvicente

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Interesting, but contradictory

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Reviewed: 22-07-20

Polyamorous websites and forums indicate this to be the first book one should read when approaching polyamory: having started listening with very little knowledge of the topic, I can say it definitely taught me a lot about what it means, what to do, and what not to do. It does contain a few contradictions which I would have found interesting if they were explored a little bit more: poly people still need couple's counseling sometimes, but at the beginning of the book it says that monogamous people often have to go to counseling because of issues that wouldn't exist if the couple was polyamorous. An interesting listen overall.

Great overview of geopolitics!

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Reviewed: 05-08-19

Some of the things in this book I already knew, but most of the ones I didn't know opened my eyes to why the world we live in is what it is (for better or for worse). Definitely recommend listening to this.

Very interesting, but biased view of the top

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Reviewed: 04-07-19

Although I do not agree with the author's point of view on growth, art and the environment (topics briefly covered in the book); I have learned an lot about both the gold standard and bit coin. Even with a very monotonous narration, I have found this extremely fascinating and recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about why we are where we are and what the future might bring.

Well narrated, informative and concise

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Reviewed: 28-06-19

A task as ambitious as narrating practically the whole history of France was beautifully mastered by Julius Norwich, who I enjoyed listening to as he took me through the steps of French history. This book has given me a good overview of the country's history and I will definitely take it as a starting point for further learning.

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Interesting but repetitive at times

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Reviewed: 19-06-19

Very interesting book, probably would be better if accompanied by a pdf with maps of the locations..

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Empowering and full of surprises!

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Reviewed: 25-04-19

This book is incredibly empowering and I have learned so much about how women used to live and the journey that has brought us to where we are today! It gives me hope for true equality in the future and I thoroughly recommend it.

Fascinating, but buy the physical copy

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Reviewed: 25-04-19

Initially I was worried that 35 hours on Napoleon might be too many, but it definitely wasn't! The book is very well read and, even though the level of detail can be hard to concentrate on, I have learned a lot. I would buy the physical copy though, as it apparently contains maps and family trees, which I think definitely help in understanding such an important part of history better.