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Patricia L. Thomas

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Amazing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-15

Being in the medical field I really enjoyed Dr Fong's ability to weave the history of how medical science made so many advances in the last one hundred years. Using individual cases he relates the advances and often desperate measures that doctors tried (and sometimes failed) to save their patients lives and the results of their efforts. By explaining the techniques as stories you learn biology and medicine without being overwhelmed with the science. Well done!

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Absolute geek heaven.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-15

The very minor complaints I have with the narration were to do with the accents. Not bad, just a minor twitch with accuracy. He really did a marvelous job and the story was superb. An excellent addition to my library. I plan on listening again after a few months to see how it holds up the second time.

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The Southern Depression

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-14

If you could sum up To Kill a Mockingbird in three words, what would they be?

We can grow

What was one of the most memorable moments of To Kill a Mockingbird?

Atticus leaving the courtroom

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both

Any additional comments?

As a Jewish girl raised in the south in the 1950s, I saw and shared glimpses of so many of the attitudes of whites to blacks. I struggled to understand just as Scout did and so I related to the life of Scout in a very visceral way. I first read the book at about 12 years old and saw the movie in my teens. They moved me each and every time. Having just finished the audible book, all those emotions returned. I still feel the injustice of Tom Robinson as strong today as 50 years ago and realize we all need to relive certain stories that keep us moving forward and resisting backward slides. We all need to remember why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird.