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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Why Men Don't Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes (audiobook) by Barbara and Allan Pease

Starts out strong, ends up tiresome

Read by one of the authors, Allan Pease
3 discs
3 hours

Why Men Don't Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes starts out with a bang, delving into a lot of the differences that drive men and women crazy. These are mostly humorous and mostly full of good advice. But, we never do find out about women and shoes, nor do we find the answers to some of the questions posed in the opening section, such as, "Why don't women initiate sex more often?"

Barbara and Allan Pease
There is interesting commentary on the reactions of men and women to retirement, why men switch the channels so often and the comments on men's behaviors in public restrooms is dead on accurate. However, I felt cheated that so much of the book (about 1/3 by my estimate as a listener) is about the physical characteristics that of the opposite sex that interest men and women. I felt that this was not germane to the topic at hand and really offered no new insights - is anyone really surprised that men like breasts, long legs, sensuous mouths and long, full hair? No. I didn't think so.

There was one "fact" that was certainly not true. Pease claims that Coca Cola picked its unique bottle shape to remind soldiers of the women at home and make more sales. Sounds good except for the fact that the bottle shape was chosen in 1915 and the United States was not involved in World War I until 1917. This sounded false to me from the beginning because as a proud Hoosier, I know that the unique shape of the Coca Cola bottle was created in Terre Haute, Indiana to distinguish Coca Cola from all of its competitors.

I believe that the abridgment hurt this audiobook quite a bit.

I rate this audiobook 3 stars out of 5.

This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: Why Men Don't Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes.

Reviewed on October 17, 2010.


  1. It sounds like they did a terrible job with the abridgment. The unabridged version is nearly 9 hours long, so they cut out a whole lot.

  2. It also sounds like they didn't tell me the version I heard was abridged. Thanks for the info!