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Makaela Paynter

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  • Sex at Dawn

  • How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
  • Written 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 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

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....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Interesting Perspective

  • By Makaela Paynter on 2019-05-29

An Interesting Perspective

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-29

Good listen! Definetly widened my perspective of human sexuality, monogamy and history. I found it to be very informative, perhaps a bit hard to follow with my uneducated brain, but usually I was able to keep up. I did find it ended rather abruptly, but I suppose it leaves you to make your own opinion on the topics presented. would definetly recommend, though only to the open minded... lol

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  • The Book of Joy

  • Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
  • Written by: Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Carlton Abrams, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 115

The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Greta Reid on 2018-08-09

Awesome book!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-07

Such an amazing listen. The delivery was awesome and writing was top notch. 10/10 recommend.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • Written by: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,196
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,772
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,756

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of the best books I've ever read (listened to)

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-12-05

10/10

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Reviewed: 2019-04-11

Definetly one of my favorite inspirational books. It spreads a positive message but is also a no bullshit approach which I appreciate. It was kind of cool to have the podcast type aspects involved in each chapter as well, very innovative.

  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • Written by: Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 178

We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won't budge. Why? In this highly enjoyable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control. He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing!!

  • By Brian J. Cormier on 2019-02-18

Very informative!

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-09

The beginning was a bit *meh* (misleading to some maybe) but the rest was good!

  • Own the Day, Own Your Life

  • Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex
  • Written by: Aubrey Marcus
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Marcus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157

Human optimization thought leader Aubrey Marcus's personal and professional mission rests on a single question: How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis? Marcus answers that question in Own the Day, Own Your Life, an empowering audio handbook that guides listeners to optimize every moment of the day, from waking in the morning, through work and play, until bedtime each night. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently, and live happier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great read, useful tips, though lacking

  • By Alex on 2018-06-26

10/10, DO Recommend.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-28

One of my top 'self-help' books! Well done, well read. Inspired me, taught me new things - not one complaint!