Recommend this to all Medical Research Scientists like myself. It really opens your mind to a lot of things you never thought about. I really enjoyed every bit of it, not forgetting a great narrator too (Paul Boehmer).
Need more books like this.
One of my BEST Audiobooks.
The main character of the story; Fritz Haber and he basically in my opinion being the originator and mastermind of Modern Chemistry / Chemical warfare and processes used till date.
A lot and can't say all here, might transcribe the whole book and dont' want to ruin the experience for someone so just buy and enjoy.
Another great audiobook by Thomas Hager. I just love stories liike this. I learnt all the fundamental equations and processes in school but never knew a story like this existed behind it. A story of Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch, and their collaboration on the Haber-Bosch process for creating fixed nitrogen for the benefit of mankind. I can boldly say that these two were the first great chemists to emerge and Chemistry is really the foundation of all things....without chemistry, nothing really would have existed.
I really appreciate these olden days scientists, their inovative discoveries and all that they did to even make Modern Science a little bit easier. They shall forever be remembered.
The history of the rise of American medicine and the Scientists involved.
Oswald Theodore Avery; he never gave up although he was never recognized for his work even to the extent of refusing him a Nobel Prize.
This book really reveals the hidden stories behind American Medicine and the Deadliest Plague in the History of mankind. Although it took a very long time to get to the point of the story, the histories told were informative and I really liked it. I therefore recommend to all.
I have known about Hela cells for sometime, knew it came from a woman who had cancer and later died of it and that's it! I never knew the happenings before she got the cancer, what she went through, events prior to sample taken, doctors and scientists responsible and the family not even aware of this. Knowing what the cells are capable of and reading a story like this made me enjoy it the more. Not forgetting what the author (Rebecca Skloot) went through to get us this story.
The combination of real life events and Science. The story makes you aware of an event prior to an achievement still in existence.
The mixture of voices; one with the real drawl of African American accent and one with the normal tone of an English narrator made it seem I was right there in front of the conversations and made me feel the drama. This is narration at it's best - a wonderful job done by Cassandra Campbell & Bahni Turpin, I've never seen this done on any audiobook.
All the sad stories about the Lack's family sometimes made me feel very sad.
Hela cells are used in many labs all the time everyday and I know most scientists and technicians really don't know the origin of it aside the scientific basis of the cells. Knowing a story like this and working with Hela cells will make you appreciate and honor the woman behind it and love science the more not forgetting her family.We thank you Henrietta Lacks for your unforgettable cells.
Poignant, Gripping and Unfathomable Bravery.
Felix Sparks. Although he entered the war as a greenhorn, he had good tactics and commanding skills to lead a regiment that saw more action and endured worse than any other regiment or battalion in the history of WWII...not forgetting his LUCK to see it through to the end.
Fred Sanders is the great narrator by far. I really admired his ability to change his voice and play multiple characters with their corresponding accents. He is too good and I appreciate him reading this book.
Sparks loosing all his 230 men; all of whom he knew very well, scenes about strong men reaching their breaking point and becoming non-functional in the war again, young soldiers committing suicide when the war starts because of fear they had never experienced before, and brave good men dying after taking out a lot of Krauts all made me feel like crying......but was able to hold back.
This book has really broadened my scope on WWII and really want more books like this. It's a book you can hardly put away and wish for more chapters. I really didn't want this book to end and right now that I'm done with it, really feel like starting it again. It's a never forgetting story of bravery and all the men who laid down their lives to make the world a better place. God bless their souls and God bless us. We pray for such events NEVER to happen again in the history of Mankind.
Not really, I guess I have to listen to the whole book before I conclude.
Did Amanda ever reply to his messages? Maybe I'll know after listening the the whole book. Joey is really in love, jealous and his last letter is the never the last.
Again and Again and Again. This audiobook teaches a lot. A lot of stuff to be known by medical practioners and the layman as well. It gives the genetic and basic understanding into some rare genetic disorders and finally gives hope into these diseases.
Francis Collins did a very good job with the subject area, his practical illustrations and as someone in the field, I really enjoyed the practical nature of his presentations.
Talking of the narrator: Greg Itzin, I really enjoyed his reading due to his aggressive voice which will keep you awake all the time and his ability in differentiating all the characters.
This book is a must read/listen and I recommend it to all.
Number One, together with Demon in the freezer.
The combination of Science and War Histories in the first place and the diligence and perseverance of the scientists searching for a cure for bacterial infections. The books does not concentrate in one direction/aspect but tells all that happend before, during and after a specific event. It actually tells the story of how a lot of things got started and accepted. Infact, I never knew Sulfa drugs were discovered this way and I appreciate every info I had from this book. I kept on bookmarking and rewinding till I absorbed every word/scene in the story. It is indeed an excellent blend of Medicine, Science and History that needs to be known by everyone.I therefore congratulate Thomas Hager for a wonderful job done. On my way to purchase his next book.
His voice is a perfect match for this book. I had already admired him from The Emperor of All Maladies which is also another first class book.
Recommended to all Researchers and Medical practitioners. A lot is to be learnt from this book.
Compelling, Awe and Enthusiastic.
It is not just one, but all stories involving what the patients went through; the suffering, the pain and agony and how it made some scientists get back to work on Cancer.
Stephen Hoye is just a GREAT narrator.
I really loved the last part of the story (the 3rd book) when he visited Cancer at the Molecular level. Talked more about Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology and a little Virology not forgetting how Scientists discovered some critical key players associated with Cancer. These things moved me a lot...maybe because I'm a Researcher myself.
I recommend this book to all, both technical and non-technical people. It is a story that needs to be told and learnt from.
I would love to have more books like this.
All the mini stories were just great, lots of action but too short for my liking.
All narrators were just great, they really make you feel like in a cinema.
Want more books like this, but lengthy.
These mini stories made me spend my time well. Just that, they were too short for my liking.
Yes and R. F. Daley and Jim Meskimen are just great narrators.
I recommend more books like this, not just mini but lengthy.
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