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Love Factually

The Science of Who, How and Why We Love
Narrated by: Laura Mucha
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
5 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)
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Summary

Poets, philosophers and artists have been trying to explain romantic love for centuries, but it remains one of the most complex and intimidating terrains to navigate. Most people are afraid to be open and honest about their relationships...until now. 

For Love Factually, Laura Mucha has interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the ages of 8 to 95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their most personal stories, feelings and insights about love. These intimate and illuminating conversations raised important questions, such as:

  • How does your upbringing influence your relationships?
  • Does love at first sight exist? Should you 'just know'?
  • What should you look for in a partner?
  • Is monogamy natural?
  • Why do people cheat?
  • How do you know when it's time to walk away?

Drawing on psychology, philosophy, anthropology and statistics, Love Factually combines evidence, theory and everyday experience and is the perfect read for anyone who is curious about how we think, feel and behave when it comes to love.

©2019 Laura Mucha (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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  • SA
  • 29-01-19

Interesting, informative. Highly recommended.

What a useful, interesting audio book. I have learnt so much - about my relationship, what may have gone wrong in the past, and what I can do to improve relationships in the future. Also I loved the balance between the hard facts on love and the interviews from real people on their experiences and opinions on love. The mix brings something very special and unique to this book. The author is very easy to listen to - she is animated and clear. Overall, highly recommended.

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Should be required reading for all humans

So interesting and fun to listen to. It cuts through the tangle of the subject of love with facts and great story telling. Great if you’re trying to make decisions about your own love life! Also nice that it is read by the author.

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Incredibly eye opening

Truly amazing audiobook. Really opened my eyes to my self. Thank you to the author for her efforts, this is truly a great piece of work!

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Scientific look at love

I try to learn about anything that I want to improve on in life. Love is always the untouched aspect tho as romantic notions and hearsay seem to be everything people depend on when it comes to their beliefs about love. Laura Mucha cites endless studies interspersed with personal stories of people she interviewed to try to analyse aspects such as dating, cheating and bereavement. I was hoping more about the dating aspect as to how to best go on about it as this was personally important for me at this time. A lot of the book focuses on divorce and even marital abuse so it might be a little more interesting with someone with a history of relationships and complications. For someone young like me, the concept of attachment styles was my biggest take-away that I’ll research further.

The stories are brilliantly narrated and the author vividly brings characters to life with her intonation and voice.

The book was overall valuable and very easy to listen to and I recommend it to most people who are interested in commitment.

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A must for all inquisitive humans.

Great facts and very entertaining. loved this. it made some very long car journeys fly by.

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An insightful must-read!

Wonderfully insightful, well-written and narrated. A must-read!! Full of factoids to be dropped into conversation.

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Highly recommend

Fascinating book delving into the science of love. Very informative packed with stats and facts but easy to listen to with an engaging narrator. Would recommend

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Very thought provoking

I’m a bloke (listening under my wife’s name) and I did not think this book would be of interest to me, but I was very wrong. It turns out love is something we all have experience of in some way, and, when you start exploring it, you have a strong opinion on it. This is a thought provoking and factual account of the most important part of the human condition. We could all do with reading this and learning a bit more about ourselves.

Well written, and, very well read.

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Key book for unravelling the mysteries of love!

Laura Mucha has created an outstanding book on human relationships, from start to finish. If you have ever been confused about what makes or breaks relationships (which is all of us!), or you're looking for a deeper understanding of what matters as we go through life and why, definitely listen to this book.

It covers many other vital subjects on relationships, as well. All from in depth research and thousands of personal interviews from all over the world!

Laura Mucha is definitely someone I'd love to meet and share a deep meaningful conversation about the topic(s) with.

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  • Frantic Gonzalez
  • 05-03-19

Honest telling.

What I mostly liked about this listen was the honesty of Laura Mucha in her search for the real facts behind Love, Lust and attachments. There was no sign of pretentiousness.