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Have to choose a title for a school book report? Look no further. I stayed up well past my bedtime listening to this book (yes, even mommies have bedtimes); I was absolutely fascinated by it. Science and history rolled into one.
Kluger does a wonderful job of making the story about more than just the bench research; in fact, there is actually very little science in the book. This is a story about how a dreaded disease attacked people and how people - laymen and scientists -- pulled together (and apart) to conquer the disease.
Get this book. You will not be disappointed.
The complete history of search for a prevention of the childhood plague was fascinating.
The technical editing of the book was absolutely the worst I've ever experience in all the books I've listened to over the last nine years. The last word of every chapter was cut off by the announcement of the next chapter. It was startling and somewhat disconcerting.
It was wonderful to hear the whole history of the Salk Vaccine. As a child, I was told how a brother's playmate contracted Polio or Infantile Paralysis and succumbed to the disease. My brother ran a high fever but recovered quickly. Now I understand what happened to both boys. And I was one of the lucky children who received the vaccine during the testing.
Very close to the top. I've read lots of good books, fiction and nonfiction. This was a remarkable story...well written and an enjoyable listen. Highly recommended.
The description of the press conference when the field study results of the vaccine were released to the public.
He makes the characters come alive. Something not possible when reading.
I read the book whenever I had a chance...in the car, working out in the gym, and at bedtime. One helluva a great book.
Easy to get through over a days drive on 2x speed (iPod). Great story, no annoying narrations. If you enjoy medical history, here is another along the lines of Demon Under the Microscope or Emperor of All Mal.
Avid audiobook addict!
Fantastic story. Narration was a little dry sometimes, but it's history after all not dramatic fiction. Extremely interesting.