Michael Pollen is a master at weaving a story that engages the reader to open their mind to to a new persecutive that is often overlooked or ignored. I listened to this book two times in a row because the writing is so rich in detail. The story of the apple, tulip, cannabis, and potato are told through the lens of history, science, agriculture and psychology. I think differently about each one now and have recommend this book to numerous people.
Actually 3000 for trilogy. What a pleasure. Audible is the the best for long books, the longer the better! John Lee is an incredible narrator. Ken Follett takes your through our modern history by following the story of several generations of families and how history affects their lives. History comes alive and you experience the impact of some of the most important events this century.
I was a little reluctant to start a 20 hour tome on cancer thinking it would be depressing. This is a throughly fascinating story that is very well constructed to engage the reader. I am a doctor, but having gone to medical school over 25 years ago there is so much that has happened in cancer research in the past 25 years and so much history I did not know. The combination of history, research, basic science and clinical medicine are woven into a masterpiece. There may be sections that get to detailed for some but I found it a great strength of the book. It is a real tribute to the author of write on such a complex subject and to able to engage the physician and non physician.
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