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The main thing I got from this book is that you don't have to subscribe to the normal, straight, boring, vanilla life-script of: college, career, marriage, children. As women gain more rights, they are also gaining more power, which I've only ever seen as a good thing. Black people have gained rights too. As an ex-Knight (in shining armour) type, I was always at the defence of women, happy to advocate feminist views. I was the proverbial Captain Save a Howe, rescuing women from patriarchal alpha males that had no respect for women. However, I was very naive in my beliefs about women and Alan Roger Currie (ARC) in this book sets the record straight and brings home some hard truths which unfortunately I had to learn the hard way... through bitter-sweet experience. ARC predicts that there will be more and more men like us, waking up from the delusion that being a family orientated and faithful provider, being a loyal monogamous and dutiful husband, putting his wife and children first and being the best man you could possibly be, will end up in generous lavishing of gratitude and appreciation from our partners and spouses. Not so. I believed I was being good man, but I realise now that this was in many ways perceived as weak. Nice guys finish last while the strong confident no BS types of guys referred to as Alpha Males are the ones that are desired to fulfil most women's physical needs and fantasies. Thus the Beta Male Revolution is born. Men that have played by the rules of society, attempting to be great men in their families and communities, aiming to do right by their women and uphold the moral fabric of modern civilisation are in for a rude awakening. The author warns that many beta males are angry, but this can be directed in a good way. Alpha Males are happy with the way things are as they will always be desired and in high demand by women. Personally, I realised that whenever I'm in the Caribbean I feel alpha, I'm perceived as alpha and I live an envious lifestyle that the first-world beta version of me can only dream of when I touch-down back home. By transitioning to alpha males in our own societies and communities, many beta-trait males no longer have to be angry, bitter, confused and frustrated. With the support, mentoring and coaching of alpha male leaders such as Alan Roger Currie, all males with a strong desire for self-improvement and mastery can transition, graduate and upgrade to the type of authentic alpha males that satisfy women's psychological and physical desires as well as, importantly, their own.
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There were many great insights in this audiobook about what is going on behind the scenes in interpersonal relationships. Myself being someone who grew up as a beta male and used self-improvement to acquire many alpha traits, I can definitely relate to the dramatic shift in the way I saw women and the way they responded to me after I started to change my mindset.
The historical playthrough of the change in dynamics over time was very educational, and the description of causes of seemingly "out of nowhere" cheating that so often occurs provided a repair of my reality alarm clock and helped me to further wake up.
Having bought and listened to all of the previous Alan Roger Currie audiobooks, this one is arguably the most vital must-listen to for people of all backgrounds, young and old, before they naively jumping into a marriage or long term relationship.
One very minor criticism is that I would have liked there to be more anecdotes from third parties splashed in like what was present in "mode one" , as I feel it would have helped validate some topics further like it did there. (e.g like when the woman admitted how she secretly loves being approached mode one style but outwardly acts otherwise).
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What did you learn from The Beta Male Revolution that you would use in your daily life?
If you have yet to listen to any of Alan Roger Currie’s first three audiobooks, make sure you put this one first on your list. Even if you have already listened to his three previous audiobooks, this new one is still worth a listen. This latest audiobook is like a companion piece to his three previous audiobooks.
‘Mode One,’ Alan’s first audiobook, explains to men why verbally communicating with women in a straight-to-the-point and direct way is far better than verbal communication with women that is indirect, vague, ambiguous, or blatantly dishonest and misleading. This audiobook also introduces Alan’s male listeners to the four categories women that all men will encounter, in terms of their verbal communication style: reciprocators, rejecters, wholesome pretenders, and manipulative timewasters. For this audiobook, Alan also has pre-printed journal notes that you can purchase separately.
‘The Possibility of Sex,’ Alan’s second audiobook, explains to men why verbally communicating with women in an indirect way or subjecting yourself to ‘funclubbing’ with women (Alan’s unique term for a man pretending to be interested in remaining just friends with a woman when he knows he wants more) sets a man up to be misled, manipulated, and toyed with by women on a consistent basis. This audiobook concentrates on the category of women that Alan refers to as ‘manipulative timewasters,’ which are women who pretend to be interested in having sex with a man, but really, these women just want to use men for their platonic friendship and occasional monetary favors.
‘Oooooh … Say It Again,’ Alan’s third audiobook, teaches men how to make their voice smoother sounding, and more persuasive and seductive, and also how to read explicit erotic novels written by heterosexual and bisexual women to learn how to develop a talent for talking dirty to women and tap into their already existing sexual fantasies that they keep hidden in their heads. Alan makes listeners believe that they can get women sexually aroused in their very first conversation with a woman if they become really good at talking dirty to women by whispering in the woman’s left ear. This audiobook concentrates on the category of women that Alan refers to as ‘wholesome pretenders,’ which are women who pretend to be monogamy minded prudes in public, but privately, they are really very kinky, sexually adventurous and experimental, and even promiscuous.
‘The Beta Male Revolution,’ this audiobook, gives male and female listeners a brief, but very intelligently explained history of dating and relationships between men and women in the USA, and it explains how two decades (the 1960s and 1970s) pretty much changed everything between men and women forever. Basically, Alan says that US society (and probably even other countries too) has not really recovered from what happened between men and women in those two decades, and that those two decades ultimately caused women to view men in four categories: men who are good for satisfying sex, and not much more than that (total alpha males), men who are good for both sex and long-term companionship (alpha males with beta traits), men who desperately want to help a woman raise children in a family unit and are willing to take care of a woman’s financial needs and obligations (beta males with alpha traits), and men who women either ignore completely or only contact to be flattered or to have those men provide them with emotional support and listen to them whine about their problems with alpha males (total beta males).
I won’t give away much more than that. You have to listen to it for yourself. Women, I would assume, will learn a few things about how men work too, but this is a goldmine of information for men in terms of helping them fully understand what makes women tick. I guarantee you that after listening to this audiobook, you will understand just about everything there is to understand about why women do the things they do and why they act differently toward different types of men!! This is a must-listen for all men!
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This is Alan Roger Currie’s most comprehensive audiobook yet. I would recommend that if the gals listen to just one audiobook of Alan’s, this should be the one they listen to. For the guys, I think this should be the first or second audiobook that they listen to. I happen to be one of Alan’s few female listeners who has listened to and reviewed each of his four audiobooks, and this one doesn’t disappoint. This audiobook will make listeners better understand why Alan wrote his other books, Mode One, The Possibility of Sex, and Oooooh … Say it again.
In this audiobook, Alan expresses that he believes marriage simply does not have the same appeal for men that it did prior to 1960. If not worldwide, at least in the United States. Alan believes there are just way too many dishonest and adulterous men in the world, and even many more dishonest, manipulative, and adulterous women in the world. Alan doesn’t so much blame men or women, but rather he places the blame squarely on the flawed concept of obligatory monogamy and marriage itself. Alan believes that natural, organic, completely voluntary monogamy works out better for couples than forced or obligatory monogamy.
Also, Alan bluntly dispels the myth that all gals are only looking to connect with polite gentlemen, and go out of their way to avoid interactions with the bad boys and womanizing cads. Alan refers to the polite gentlemen as ‘beta males’ and the womanizing cads as ‘alpha males.’ I can say as a woman that most women don’t want a bad boy as a husband or steady partner, but for a casual shagging here and there, many of us women love the aggressive, masculine, and extremely dominant and kinky nature of the bad boy types.
I feel that the gals who listen to this audiobook are going to be left with mixed feelings, particularly if they aspire to be married someday. Some gals will learn new things from this audiobook about the overall mentality of men and their myriad of egotistical insecurities, while other ladies will criticize some of Alan’s strong opinions about women’s manipulative and materialistic behavior and his seemingly strong disdain for marriage, monogamy, and platonic friendships between men and women. I think all of the guys who listen to this audiobook will gain a better understanding about how some women operate and play games with men. Personally, I think this is Alan’s best audiobook for both the guys and the gals to listen to and learn from.
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