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  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales | Oliver Sacks

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
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    Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

    Darwin8u says: "A Clinician's eYe, but a Poet's HEART"
  • An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales | Oliver Sacks

    An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
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    To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.

    Jeff says: "SACKS IS AN ABSOLUTE JOY !!"
  • Gratitude | Oliver Sacks

    Gratitude

    • UNABRIDGED (36 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
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    No writer has succeeded in capturing the medical and human drama of illness as honestly and as eloquently as Oliver Sacks. During the last few months of his life, he wrote a set of essays in which he movingly explored his feelings about completing a life and coming to terms with his own death.

    Lynn says: "To the Point, Yet Told From the Heart"
  • On the Move: A Life | Oliver Sacks

    On the Move: A Life

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
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    From its opening minutes on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life.

    Johan says: "excellent book from a excellent writer"
  • Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain | Oliver Sacks

    Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does - humans are a musical species.

    Shimon says: "A must for music lovers"
  • Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks

    Hallucinations

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Dan Woren, Oliver Sacks
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    Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people.

    Pamela Harvey says: "Not Just Hallucinations"
  • The Mind's Eye | Oliver Sacks

    The Mind's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Oliver Sacks, Richard Davidson
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    An exploration of vision through the case histories of six individuals - including a renowned pianist who continues to give concerts despite losing the ability to read the score, and a neurobiologist born with crossed eyes who, late in life, suddenly acquires binocular vision, and how her brain adapts to that new skill.

    Lynn says: "Blindness"
  • Awakenings | Oliver Sacks

    Awakenings

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
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    Awakenings - which inspired the major motion picture - is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and their extraordinary transformations.

    Douglas says: "Absolute classic!"
  • Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood | Oliver Sacks

    Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Long before Oliver Sacks became a distinguished neurologist and best-selling writer, he was a small English boy fascinated by metals - also by chemical reactions (the louder and smellier the better), photography, squids and cuttlefish, H.G. Wells, and the periodic table. In this endlessly charming and eloquent memoir, the he chronicles his love affair with science and the magnificently odd and sometimes harrowing childhood in which that love affair unfolded.

    Dayle says: "Fascinating"
  • A Leg to Stand On | Oliver Sacks

    A Leg to Stand On

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
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    Dr. Oliver Sacks's books Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars and the best-selling The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat have been acclaimed for their compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders. In A Leg to Stand On, it is Sacks himself who is the patient: an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a strange medical journey.

    jeff says: "A very rewarding read but Not for everybody."
  • On the Move: A Life | Oliver Sacks

    On the Move: A Life

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
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    An impassioned, tender and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far'. It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy.

    Lynne says: "Shame about the voice/accent"
  • Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain | Oliver Sacks

    Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Oliver Sacks' compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own brains, and of the human experience. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people. He explores how catchy tunes can subject us to hours of mental replay, and how a surprising number of people acquire nonstop musical hallucinations that assault them night and day. Yet far more frequently, music goes right....

  • Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf | Oliver Sacks

    Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
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    In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect - a minority with its own rich, sometimes astonishing, culture and unique visual language, an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well.

    Douglas says: "A Rich Experience"
  • Dr. Oliver Sacks on Music and the Mind | Oliver Sacks

    Dr. Oliver Sacks on Music and the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Robert Krulwich
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    Dubbed "the poet laureate of medicine" by The New York Times, Dr. Oliver Sacks is one of the great medical writers and storytellers of our time. He has transformed our understanding of the human mind and restored narrative to a central place in the practice of medicine. His best-selling books, including Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, and An Anthropologist on Mars, entertain, enlighten, and inspire his many fans around the world.

    Ana says: "Slightly dissapointed"
  • Oaxaca Journal | Oliver Sacks

    Oaxaca Journal

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
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    Oliver Sacks is well known as an explorer of the human mind - a neurologist with a gift for complex, insightful portrayals of people and their conditions. However, he is also a card-carrying member of the American Fern Society, and since childhood has been fascinated by these primitive plants and their ability to survive and adapt in many climates. Oaxaca Journal is Sacks' spellbinding account of his trip with a group of fellow fern enthusiasts to the beautiful, history-steeped province of Oaxaca, Mexico.

    Dawn Macgregor says: "A WONDERFUL LISTEN AND VIRTUAL TOUR"
  • The New Yorker (Oct. 31, 2005) | George Packer,James Surowiecki,Jeffrey Toobin,Oliver Sacks,William Trevor,Anthony Lane

    The New Yorker (Oct. 31, 2005)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By George Packer, James Surowiecki, Jeffrey Toobin, and others
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    "Saddam On Trial" by George Packer; "Capitol Gains" by James Surowiecki; "Breyer's Big Idea" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Recalled to Life" by Oliver Sacks; "The Children" by William Trevor; and "Troublemakers" by Anthony Lane.

  • The New Yorker (June 19, 2006) | Hendrik Hertzberg,William Finnegan,Larry Doyle,Oliver Sacks,Anthony Lane

    The New Yorker (June 19, 2006)

    • HIGHLIGHTS (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Hendrik Hertzberg, William Finnegan, Larry Doyle, and others
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    "Distraction" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Watching the Waterfront" by William Finnegan; "I'm Afraid I Have Some Bad News" by Larry Doyle; "Stereo Sue" by Oliver Sacks; and "Engine Trouble" by Anthony Lane.

  • Das innere Auge: Neue Fallgeschichten | Oliver Sacks

    Das innere Auge: Neue Fallgeschichten

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Hubertus Gertzen
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    Oliver Sacks widmet sich in seinem neuen Werk dem Zusammenhang von visueller Wahrnehmung und Bewußtsein...

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