Alberto Simal

Vitoria, Spain
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  • Nine Pints

  • A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
  • By: Rose George
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save lives and transmit deadly infections. Author Rose George is renowned for her intrepid work on topics that are invisible but vitally important. In Nine Pints, she takes us from ancient practices of bloodletting to modern “hemovigilance” teams that track blood-borne diseases. She probes the lucrative business of plasma transfusions and looks to the future, as researchers seek to bring synthetic blood to a hospital near you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • astounding!

  • By Clayton on 12-11-18

Went on a bloody tangent....

2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-19

Far, far too much on social issues, specially those connected to women, and very little science. The narrator sounded goofy when making voices.....

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