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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (410 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bryan Sykes Narrator: Christopher Kay Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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In his astonishing New York Times best seller, The Seven Daughters of Eve, Oxford University geneticist Bryan Sykes showed that nearly all Europeans are descended from seven women. Now Sykes tackles what may be the most provocative question geneticists have ever considered: Are we facing a future where men become extinct? Bold, controversial, and endlessly fascinating, Adam's Curse is certain to spark discussion and provoke debate.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mairi | 2/18/2014

    " A study of the Y chromosome, it's controll over the population, and the driving force behind men's struggle for power, wealth and property. Very informative and thought provoking. Explores homosexuality and the eventual demise of the Y chromosome. I highly recommend this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Balthasaradell | 2/16/2014

    " This book is a trip! Science is hard to follow for Joe like me but to some extent I get it. Bigger themes on the xtinction of man and how global warming is connected to fertility is narly to learn about, though some of Sykes' theories are off the charts...check it out if you are a millionaire who has nothing but time to relax on the patio with a mojito like me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eman AlRaesi | 2/14/2014

    " you don't really need a medical background to read this book, i find it highly informative and it explains why probably women are more capable of surviving(genetically) more than men "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith Davis | 1/28/2014

    " Most of the book is a very interesting discussion of genetic research focusing on the male Y chromosome. In the later part of the book the author explores his controversial thesis that males are ultimately doomed because of the inability of the Y chromosome to repair itself through recombination. This may or may not be correct, but one gets the distinct impression that the author is hoping that it is true and that the far future will be a women only utopia, with female babies produced through egg to egg ICSI genetic implantation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob | 1/20/2014

    " I liked seven daughters of eve a whole lot better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jelena Mushroom | 1/18/2014

    " Brilliant and especially suitable for Biology (or any other science) students. Shows other aspects of science itself and it opened my scientific horizons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen Toman | 12/22/2013

    " This is a difficult book to read but if you're into genetics or not it's still really fascinating. Who'd of thought that men could go extinct and leave all us ladies behind !!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsty Buchanan | 12/18/2013

    " Great book on genetics and modern science research - written really well to keep you interested even if you aren't a science geek!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Kern | 11/20/2013

    " An interesting book. Sykes has an easy reading style that can make this subject interesting and understandable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire Donofrio | 11/18/2013

    " This book talks " The decay of the chromosome' plus the advantage of IVF and ICSI.. it was a very interesting learning and not all human being would ever have an interest to read about Y-chromosome and mdna. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice Sebring | 10/21/2013

    " Interesting information about Y-DNA, but he ties it to a rather lame thesis about Y-DNA being the source of humanity's problems and thus enthuses over the idea of a world without men. If you ignore the philosophizing, it is an interesting read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 5/17/2013

    " An interesting idea, but Sykes spends far too much time bragging about his accomplishment. I love science, but I got bored reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/7/2013

    " A good book looking at the Y-chromosome and the way it has shaped our world. Not as good as the Seven Daughters of Eve, but as thought provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 3/25/2013

    " The author tends much more to hyperbole in this book than in his other two, and you have to take his conclusions with a large grain of salt, but it still has some interesting information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 3/7/2013

    " Y chromosome is on the decline. Wow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 3/3/2013

    " Science-y gobbledegook intertwined with intricate, emotional prose. It's the story of humans from a cytological perspective "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lou | 2/8/2013

    " Awesome book!!! Really helped me understand my Y-DNA "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 1/10/2013

    " An interesting perspective on our possible genetic future, but hardly earth-shattering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patmcclain | 12/15/2012

    " More reading on humans through their DNA, in this case, the Y chromosome. Very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adebayo Oyagbola | 10/5/2012

    " A story of the constantly shortening, if not disappearing, Y chromosome and how the male sex may be on the cusp of extinction. Well related if perhaps rather implausible. "

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About the Author
Author Bryan Sykes

Bryan Sykes is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Seven Daughters of Eve and a former professor of human genetics at Oxford University. His company, Oxford Ancestors, is a genealogical DNA testing firm. He has been involved in a number of high-profile cases involving ancient DNA, most notably that of Ötzi the Iceman and Cheddar Man, two well preserved natural mummies. Sykes’ other books include Adam’s Curse: A Future Without Men, Blood of the Isles: Exploring the Genetic Roots of Our Tribal History, and The Human Inheritance: Genes, Language, and Evolution.

About the Narrator

Christopher Kay began his performance career with an early start as both an actor and singer in theater. In time, he began to pursue broadcasting opportunities, including announcing, newsreading, audiobook narration, and presenting radio and television programs. He worked extensively for Granada, Yorkshire, and the BBC. During his distinguished career, he has earned eleven broadcasting awards and two AudioFile Earphones Awards. Born in Stockport, Cheshire, he now makes his residence in Clwydian Hills of North Wales.