This is one of the top audio books I have listened to. Both my husband and I loved the story and couldn't wait to get in the car to listen. It was especially interesting as it was non-fiction and a story I had never heard of before. Fascinating and well written. Future motion picture?? I'd see it.
This is an excellent book to travel with. My husband and I take motor home trips and we couldn't stop driving. A little slow to get into and understand but when the light went on, we were off and listening. This story would make a good movie. I could visualize the characters.
The history in this novel was unknown to me before. I learned so much, particularly about Hela cells - still being used to this day. A nicely tied together background of the history of informed consent, the consequences of being poor and black in the 1950's, and the medical strides made to date in conquering cancer. If you have a medical background or interest in novels with medical jargon you will love this book. If you have no interest in medicine you will enjoy this book for it's historical significance and moral issues.
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