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Vinicius

Malden, MA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Should Not - and Put Ourselves in Great Danger

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Daniel Gardner
    • Narrated By Scott Peterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (745)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (444)

    From terror attacks to the War on Terror, bursting real-estate bubbles to crystal meth epidemics, sexual predators to poisonous toys from China, our list of fears seems to be exploding. And yet, we are the safest and healthiest humans in history. Irrational fear is running amok, and often with tragic results. In the months after 9/11, when people decided to drive instead of fly - believing they were avoiding risk - road deaths rose by 1,595. Those lives were lost to fear.

    Kristopher says: "A rational assessment of the world we live in"
    "Changed my way of thinking about decision making"
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    Performance
    Story
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The author spends a lot of time showing numbers to compare statistics and sometimes repeats himself a lot. It's good to have the numbers but when you're listening to the book, it's hard to have a good view of the numbers in your head. That makes this book hard to go through all the way to the end. But be patience and keep going because besides the repeating numbers, all chapters have something to add.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Demon Under The Microscope

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Thomas Hager
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1905)
    Performance
    (1162)
    Story
    (1163)

    The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine.

    Sara says: "A fantastic book"
    "Nice story about pharmaceutical and medical worlds"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, because it gave me a good idea on how the medical industry become what it is today and why we have so instinctive trust on medicine and drugs.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gerhard Domagk was my favorite character, first because it's the main character, second because he his the kind of person that I admire: follow his dreams and ideollogies even under the pressure of war or possibly being killed by nazis.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. I think it would be more like the type of movie I would watch in the History Channel or Discovery Channel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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