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Bradley

Orange, CA, USA

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  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John M. Barry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1273)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (631)

    No disease the world has ever known even remotely resembles the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Presumed to have begun when sick farm animals infected soldiers in Kansas, spreading and mutating into a lethal strain as troops carried it to Europe, it exploded across the world with unequaled ferocity and speed. It killed more people in 20 weeks than AIDS has killed in 20 years; it killed more people in a year than the plagues of the Middle Ages killed in a century.

    Nancy says: "Gripping and Gory"
    "Very good."
    Overall

    A tad bit overdone in the middle with the constant telling you about how many people died, but overall a compelling and somewhat frightening story to listen to. It motivated me to get a flu shot that's for sure.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Atul Gawande
    • Narrated By William David Griffith
    Overall
    (440)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (152)

    Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human.

    T.K. says: "It's about time..."
    "No format.."
    Overall

    It should be called complications because of his lack of writing style. He's all over the place. Some intresting history in it but that's about all.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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