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  • Mating in Captivity

  • Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 371
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

When you love someone, how does it feel? And when you desire someone, how is it different? In Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel looks at the story of sex in committed couples. Modern romance promises it all - a lifetime of togetherness, intimacy and erotic desire. In reality, it's hard to want what you already have. Our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. And often, the very thing that got us to into our relationships - lust - is the one thing that goes missing from them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning: this book might change your life.

  • By Phoebus Weebus on 30-05-18

Demistifying social bias around sex expectations

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Reviewed: 28-11-18

This book is really a manual for how to stop expecting things to happen sexually and acknowledge the biases and socially conditionings we're all subject to. It lifts the veil on taboos and shows just how simple it is to understand and enjoy eachother sexually. Brilliant, simply brilliant!

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SUPERB, insightful and addictive - a must listen

  • By Miss on 15-11-16

Fantastic mix of memoir and insight

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Reviewed: 05-05-18

This book has perfectly balanced the personal story with all of its sometimes unbearable details and insightful self and surrounding society analysis!

  • Born to Run

  • The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Born to Run

  • By Gilmonkey on 23-05-12

Science and superb storytelling

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Reviewed: 25-02-18

The book manages to engage...with a lot of facts and stories packed into a very concise form.

  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,790
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,378

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Discouraging for insomniacs

  • By Aviation buff on 11-08-18

Superb! A life changer!

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Reviewed: 12-02-18

If you want to understand how you can get a better with no fancy self-help, just read this book. It will extensively explain the easiest way to "self-help" yourself.