I think I listened to this one in about record time. I like science stories generally, but this one felt as much about human beings as about facts. it kept my interest through every minute. I'm emotionally exhausted now that it's through. I'd never thought about what happens to my tissues after an operation or routine lab work. I'm not sure that I really care, but it's a good story about people who did. I especially appreciate how the author had to earn the trust of the people whose story she was going to tell. I think few authors would have clung on as long as this one did. Good for everyone involved that she did!
I loved the way the narrator was able to capture the personality of each character and bring the story to life even the more! I'm going to share this book with everyone I come in contact with.
I really liked this book. With it being such an important part of history, the author wound history and the human side together to compliment the story.
I loved how this book intertwined the science and the story. It's a long book but worth the read and very interesting. I will always know the story of HeLa and remember Henrietta when ever her cells are used.
As a scientist, I thought I understood quite a bit about modern science. but this book shocked me with how much I did not know about recent history. Some of the things in this book are miraculous, others beyond horrible. Overall, this book, and the people affected by it, are beautiful.