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Eric Schurr

Eric Schurr Boston, MA Member Since 2012
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  • "Very scary, real story, superbly wr..."

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    I love books that are about real-life situations that are hard to believe, frightening, or otherwise amazing. This is one of those books. They story itself is enough to make you want to listen, but you can tell the author is a journalist because the writing is exceptional -- very tight, very descriptive. And the woman who read the book is perhaps the best I've ever heard (even with her attempt to imitate the accent of a middle eastern man!).

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    Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Susannah Cahalan
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

    Brian Quaranta says: "For those interested in neurology & psychology"
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  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

    "Fascinating"

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    What made the experience of listening to Brain on Fire the most enjoyable?

    This is a gripping true life story of a young woman who descended into madness and came out of it to tell the story. It is rare to find a first hand account of this sort. Well worth reading.


    What about Heather Henderson’s performance did you like?

    Excellent narration, felt like she was living it and telling you what happened


Tim

Tim United States 01-04-11 Member Since 2010

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  • "Grim Outlook"

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    After reading this book, I feel there is very little hope at getting a cure for Cancer and I hope that I'm wrong. The book is very hard to listen to, but it is also very interesting. This is not an uplifting book by any means, but it's a very heart full read see what a person goes though with Cancer. You can't really listen to this book straight through just because of the subject matter. You have to take this book into pieces and take in what you just read and then give yourself a break and then start reading again. I never gave up on this book despite my review. The information is very detail and somewhat can be way overwhelming, but Cancer effects almost everyone.

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    The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1483)
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    Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

    Paul Krasner says: "Spectacular!"

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  • 4.9 (18 ratings)
    The Resolve to Transform Cancer (






UNABRIDGED) by Sine Nomine Narrated by Josh Goodman

    The Resolve to Transform Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Sine Nomine
    • Narrated By Josh Goodman
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    Who among us will overcome cancer, and why will we be able to? Who among us will be defeated by cancer, and why will we be? Typically, advanced medicines and modern equipments could treat most deadly sicknesses nowadays, but the veracity is almost the complete opposite for lethal cancer. Commonly yet characteristically, how are cancerous tumors created to begin with? How can we prevent ourselves from high risks of having cancer? How can we help ourselves fight against fatal cancer?

    Peter says: "The Undeniable Truth"
  • 4.9 (12 ratings)
    Cancer: Prevention Is Better than Cure (






ABRIDGED) by Sine Nomine Narrated by Josh Goodman

    Cancer: Prevention Is Better than Cure

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sine Nomine
    • Narrated By Josh Goodman
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    As sentient beings, we all know that we will die someday, but by the same token, we all fear of death. Even if death sounds really scary, all of us are willing not only to take high risks but also to subject ourselves to dangers throughout our whole lives, regardless of whether we realize it or not. Why is it so? It is simply because none of us believes in the ephemeral nature of life. When death comes to strangers, to our neighbors, to our blood relatives, and even to our family members, we still serenely live with the mentality that death will never come to us.

  • 4.4 (3393 ratings)
    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Pollan Narrated by Scott Brick

    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
  • 4.3 (1536 ratings)
    The Demon Under The Microscope (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Hager Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    The Demon Under The Microscope

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Thomas Hager
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine.

    John Mertus says: "A pleasure in listening"
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  • 4.3 (782 ratings)
    Mountains Beyond Mountains (






UNABRIDGED) by Tracy Kidder Narrated by Paul Michael

    Mountains Beyond Mountains

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a socially conscious genius who uses his intellectual and personal gifts to solve global health problems.

    MikeInOhio says: "A Great Book"
  • 4.4 (420 ratings)
    Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (






ABRIDGED) by Atul Gawande Narrated by William David Griffith

    Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Atul Gawande
    • Narrated By William David Griffith
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    Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human.

    T.K. says: "It's about time..."
  • 4.4 (373 ratings)
    Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance (






UNABRIDGED) by Atul Gawande Narrated by John Bedford Lloyd

    Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Atul Gawande
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
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    Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive for best performance in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. His stories of diligence and ingenuity take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on medicine, and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand washing.

    Bonneville says: "Unfocused & Rambling"
  • The Demon Under The Microscope (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Hager Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    The Demon Under The Microscope

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Thomas Hager
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1536)
    Performance
    (846)
    Story
    (841)

    The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine.

    John Mertus says: "A pleasure in listening"
  • The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard Preston Narrated by Richard M. Davidson

    The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
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    A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days, 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.

    aaron says: "If you love viruses and gore and non-fiction..."
  • Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Roy Benaroch

    Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Roy Benaroch
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    (45)
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    There's an art and science behind how doctors diagnose and treat medical patients. Where do doctors get these skills? The Grand Rounds experience, where they practice how to make accurate diagnoses by examining real patients. And with Dr. Benaroch's 24 unique lectures, you'll explore how a master physician solves medical problems just like a detective.

    Kim Ely says: "Not just for the medical community........"
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Pollan Narrated by Scott Brick

    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3393)
    Performance
    (1147)
    Story
    (1145)

    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
  •  
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (






UNABRIDGED) by Siddhartha Mukherjee Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2297)
    Performance
    (1483)
    Story
    (1478)

    Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

    Paul Krasner says: "Spectacular!"
  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness (






UNABRIDGED) by Susannah Cahalan Narrated by Heather Henderson

    Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Susannah Cahalan
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (995)
    Performance
    (889)
    Story
    (894)

    In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

    Brian Quaranta says: "For those interested in neurology & psychology"
  • The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Jeffrey S. Bland, Mark Hyman Narrated by Brett Barry

    The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jeffrey S. Bland, Mark Hyman
    • Narrated By Brett Barry
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    Contrary to conventional wisdom, chronic disease is not genetically predetermined but results from a mismatch between our genes and environment and lifestyle. What we call a "disease" is the outcome of an imbalance in one or more of the seven core physiological processes. Leveraging a lifetime on the cutting edge of research and practice, Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland lays out a road map for good health by helping us understand these processes and the root causes of chronic illness.

    Lance says: "Doctors work for the government now"
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (






UNABRIDGED) by Mary Roach Narrated by Shelly Frasier

    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (1973)
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    (1988)

    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
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  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction (






UNABRIDGED) by Gabor Maté Narrated by Daniel Maté

    In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Gabor Maté
    • Narrated By Daniel Maté
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    (208)
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    Best-selling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them, and details what is needed to liberate ourselves. Starting with a close view of his drug-addicted patients, Dr. Maté looks at his own history of compulsive behavior, weaving a story of real people who struggle with addiction with the latest research on addiction and the brain. In a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting edge scientific findings, Dr. Maté sheds light on this most puzzling of human frailties.

    Lynn says: "Don't Overlook this Book Read It Now"
  • Drugged: The Science and Culture Behind Psychotropic Drugs (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard J. Miller Narrated by Roger Clark

    Drugged: The Science and Culture Behind Psychotropic Drugs

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Richard J. Miller
    • Narrated By Roger Clark
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    In Drugged, Miller takes listeners on an eye-opening tour of psychotropic drugs, describing the various kinds, how they were discovered and developed, and how they have played multiple roles in virtually every culture. Drugged brims with surprises, revealing the fact that antidepressant drugs evolved from rocket fuel, highlighting the role of hallucinogens in the history of religion, and asking whether Prozac can help depressed cats. Entertaining and authoritative, Drugged is a truly fascinating book.

    Scott says: "Interesting reading but heavy on the biochemistry"
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales (






UNABRIDGED) by Oliver Sacks Narrated by Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (766)
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    (770)

    Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

    Darwin8u says: "A Clinician's eYe, but a Poet's HEART"
  • NCLEX-RN AudioLearn: Complete Audio Review for the NCLEX-RN (Nursing Test Prep Series) (






UNABRIDGED) by AudioLearn Authors Narrated by AudioLearn Voice Over Team

    NCLEX-RN AudioLearn: Complete Audio Review for the NCLEX-RN (Nursing Test Prep Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By AudioLearn Authors
    • Narrated By AudioLearn Voice Over Team
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    (8)
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    NCLEX-RN AudioLearn is a complete audio review for the NCLEX-RN...Each topic is thoroughly discussed then followed by a question and answer and definitions session to reinforce the material reviewed in the context of the actual NCLEX Test. This is followed by a complete comprehensive test.

    Angie says: "Frustrating"
  • The Medicalization of Everyday Life: Selected Essays (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Szasz Narrated by Gary D. MacFadden

    The Medicalization of Everyday Life: Selected Essays

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Thomas Szasz
    • Narrated By Gary D. MacFadden
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    Defining "medicalization" as the perception of nonmedical conditions as medical problems and nondiseases as diseases, Thomas Szasz has devoted much of his career to exposing the dangers of "medicalizing" the conditions of some who simply refuse to conform to society's expectations. Szasz argues that modern psychiatry's tireless ambition to explain the human condition has led to the treatment of life's difficulties and oddities as clinical illnesses rather than as humanity revealed in its fullness.

  • El Libro del Sueno: Como Dormir Bien Todas Las Noches: Spanish Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Dr. Guy Meadows Narrated by Angel Rodriguez

    El Libro del Sueno: Como Dormir Bien Todas Las Noches: Spanish Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dr. Guy Meadows
    • Narrated By Angel Rodriguez
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    Un tercio de la poblacion sufre del mal sueno, pero ahora con el plan revolucionario de cinco semanas del libro de The Sleep School usted no tiene que sufrir. Usando una mezcla unica de pensamiento junto a la terapia de aceptacion y compromiso (ACT), el Dr. Guy Meadows comparte su plan unico de cinco semanas para curar los problemas de sueno, aunque hayas pasado unas pocas noches sin descanso, o una vida entera de insomnio.

  • Cancer. Oh, Crap. (






UNABRIDGED) by John J. Powers III Narrated by Russell Stamets

    Cancer. Oh, Crap.

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John J. Powers III
    • Narrated By Russell Stamets
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    We have all been touched by cancer in some way; this audiobook serves many audiences and points of view. The cancer patient, medical professional, blood donor, and anybody who has been affected by cancer will find something interesting and informative from their perspective. Cancer treatment including blood and platelet transfusions, chemotherapy, consolidation chemotherapy, and resulting nadir issues are explained.

  • The Chemistry of Death (






UNABRIDGED) by Alan Hall, PhD Narrated by Aaron Sinn

    The Chemistry of Death

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    • By Alan Hall, PhD
    • Narrated By Aaron Sinn
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    This essay deals with the topic of death. It covers a number of famous poisoners and the poisons they dispatched to their victims. In addition to the mechanisms of drug action, the subject of apoptosis (programmed cell death) is also discussed. This essay is therefore a resource which can aid students and the layperson interested in drug/toxin action.

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  • Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds (






UNABRIDGED) by Kelly A. Turner Narrated by Joyce Bean

    Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kelly A. Turner
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
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    >Early in her career, Kelly Turner, Ph.D., a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was shocked to discover that no one was studying episodes of radical remission, when people recover against all odds without the help of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed. She was so fascinated by this kind of remission that she spent eight years traveling through ten countries to learn what factors that people experiencing this phenomenon encountered.

  • The Sleep Book (






UNABRIDGED) by Dr. Guy Meadows Narrated by Sam Sword

    The Sleep Book

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dr. Guy Meadows
    • Narrated By Sam Sword
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    Sleep shouldn't be a struggle, but for a third of the population the nightly pattern of tossing, turning, and that gnawing frustration is a regular occurrence. The Sleep Book's revolutionary five-week plan now means that this will be a thing of the past. Using a blend of mindfulness and new acceptance and commitment therapy (act) techniques, Dr. Guy shares his unique five-week plan to cure your problems whether it's a few restless nights or a lifetime of insomnia.

  • Cancer Virus: The Story of the Epstein-Barr Virus (






UNABRIDGED) by Dorothy H. Crawford, Alan B. Rickinson, Ingolfur Johannessen Narrated by Napoleon Ryan

    Cancer Virus: The Story of the Epstein-Barr Virus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Dorothy H. Crawford, Alan B. Rickinson, Ingolfur Johannessen
    • Narrated By Napoleon Ryan
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    The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was discovered in 1964. At the time, the very idea of a virus underlying a cancer was revolutionary. Cancer is, after all, not catching. Even now, the idea of a virus causing cancer surprises many people. But Epstein-Barr, named after its discoverers, Sir Anthony Epstein and Dr Yvonne Barr, is fascinating for other reasons, too. Almost everyone carries it, yet it is only under certain circumstances that it produces disease.