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  • The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Sam Kean
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (231)
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    (235)

    From New York Times best-selling author Sam Kean come more incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA. There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK's bronze skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking.

    Traci says: "So much to think about!"
    "Interesting, but not as quirky as you might like"
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    If you could sum up The Violinist's Thumb in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting detailed scientific


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sam Kean? Why or why not?

    Yes. I enjoyed his book about the periodic table more, but The Violinist's Thumb was worth a listen.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It's very episodic. Great for short car rides.


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