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Cecilia

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  • The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By D.T. Max
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (106)

    For 200 years, a noble Venetian family has suffered from an inherited disease that strikes their members in middle age, stealing their sleep, eating holes in their brains, and ending their lives in a matter of months. In Papua New Guinea, a primitive tribe is nearly obliterated by a sickness whose chief symptom is uncontrollable laughter. Across Europe, millions of sheep rub their fleeces raw before collapsing. What these strange conditions share is their cause: prions.

    David says: "A great scientific mystery"
    "Prion and illnesses"
    Overall

    This is an excellent book for those individuals who have diseases for which scientists have not yet found a cure such as Parkinson's disease and any other one caused by the deterioration of proteins. The book is very well-written for the lay person and it is quite entertaining as well.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Life and Work of Marcel Proust

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Neville Jason
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    This, the first audio-biography of Marcel Proust, tells the story of one of the world's most original and admired literary geniuses. From his youth in the salons of Belle Epoque Paris, we follow his progress through to his later years when, as a near recluse, he writes through the nights in his cork-lined bedroom.

    Kirk says: "A fine intro to Proust"
    "Proust and Thoreau"
    Overall

    Marcel Proust was in France what Thoreau was in America. This book brings to light the reasons for which Proust wrote his famous work A la recherche du temps perdu. It is fascinating however it will be only enjoyed by well-read individuals.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York, and the Genius of American Life

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Fred Siegel
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In the first post-9/11 account of the career of the man who established himself as "America's Mayor" in the dark days after America was attacked, Fred Siegel shows how Rudy Giuliani's successes in New York set a promising example for the rejuvenation of our major cities.

    James says: "Urban History"
    "Do not Vote for Giuliani"
    Overall

    After reading this fabulously written biography of Rudy, I came to the conclusion that he was a GREAT mayor for New York but he will be a disaster as President of the United States of America.

    Put Giuliani in charge of Detroit, which is now the most dangerous city in the country but let's keep him away from the White House.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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