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Lisa

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  • The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Homer (translated by Robert Fagles)
    • Narrated By Ian McKellen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (605)
    Performance
    (432)
    Story
    (428)

    McGrath-Muniz says: "Beautiful recording marred by audio problems!"
    "What a wonderful surprise!"
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    I originally purchased this book because my son was reading it for school and I wanted to be able to talk to him about it. It became one of my very favorite books! It's truly an epic poem, and I think it was especially wonderful to listen to so as to capture the cadence of the spoken word. I would listen to anything narrated by Ian McKellen - he was captivating. Some of the phrases that are repeated throughout the work still make me smile just to think about them. This was a book I was always eager to get back to. Purchase this - you won't regret it!

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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    Overall
    (3909)
    Performance
    (2476)
    Story
    (2502)

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    Prisca says: "Amazing Story"
    "An Amazing Story!"
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    This is a story of humanity as much as it is a story about science. You get to know both the author and the family of Henrietta Lacks - their fears, joys, and watching their relationship build over time. You get a glimpse into the lives of the physicians and the institutions they are part of, and seeing how all these players interact and the story of the family behind these great advances. You'll feel their pain, and wonder how such things could have happened. And I know I came away with a better appreciation for the science that helps to keep me healthy today. This is thoroughly enjoyable, and a book I had a hard time putting down.

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