The book revolves around the author's fascination with the idea that a specific genetic disease exists because it helped people survive the bubonic plague, but he offers no convincing proof of this. Then he goes off onto things that are even more speculative.
Unfortunately there were no reviews on this book before I downloaded it. I wouldn't waste my money on this one. The author has many theories, and contradicts his own theories throughout the only three chapters I was able to listen to. Download Mountains Beyond Mountains, or Demon Under the Microscope. I will listen to those two books again and again.
Educational, but yet given with a delivery of a story.
I just couldn't stop listening.
I searched for a part two 3 different times just in case I might of missed something! Loved this book! Will listen to it a few more times!
I really enjoyed this book. Deep enough to make you think, but not too technical for the layperson
Absolutely! Great book!
I cannot speak highly enough of this book. I could not stop listening. Not only does this book appeal to those who love science, but to those who loves stories and history as well. Learning all about how different events of the past have shaped our lives today- fascinating!
Really, engaging and thought provoking book. Enjoyed it!
The narrator didn't really detract from the book, but all the random synthesizer music certainly did. Made NO sense what so ever and some went on long enough and were in the middle of an important point that it was tough to remember what the point was.
Very much enjoyed the content and the style of presentation. easy to follow with interesting theories.
the narration was clear.
I love this book. I've never been very interested in disease, but a friend suggested it since I like non-fiction and history. She was right. As with most of my favorites, this is one I can listen to again and again.
The book hinges on very interesting concepts, at how disease is passed through generations. It could have been much shorter and the story behind it much more succint. I listened to a book in similar length in two days whereas this took me over a month.