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Lorraine

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  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2292)
    Performance
    (1478)
    Story
    (1473)

    Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

    Paul Krasner says: "Spectacular!"
    "So-so"
    Overall

    While this book seems to have been well researched and it is well written, it just wasn't as compelling as I had hoped, especially given the interesting author interviews I had heard on National Public Radio. I often found my mind wandering as I listened because the tale wasn't captivating. I learned some things but ultimately was glad when the book was over so I could move on to something else. Although other reviewers objected to the narrator, I thought he was fine.

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