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The Butchering Art
- Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
- By: Lindsey Fitzharris
- Narrated by: Ralph Lister
- Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of 19th-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation. She conjures up early operating theaters - no place for the squeamish - and surgeons, working before anesthesia, who were lauded for their speed and brute strength. They were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. A young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister would solve the deadly riddle and change the course of history.
Not one boring moment!
- By WRWF on 12-22-17
He changed the world!
If you have any interest in medical history, this book is a must! While not an exciting life, Lister changed the world more than he would ever know!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
- A Novel
- By: Bryn Greenwood
- Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
- Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house until one night her stargazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.
Life Can Be Ugly
- By Amazon Customer on 09-23-17
Wow. Just wow. I can see why this book is not for everyone, but it's still quite amazing. The author has a beautiful way with words, when it comes to descriptions of things; from smells to looks, too emotions. It took a couple chapters for me to get into the book, but once I got into it, I was hooked. I cringed, and was uncomfortable, but I was also frustrated and angry. I read one review that said the reader felt a range of emotions and they were right. I felt them all. I'm still sitting here in a post book haze. Just staring, not knowing what to do. It just doesn't feel right to get up after finishing this book and do your next mundane task. So I wrote the review.
I also have to give props to the Narrator. She was amazing! Sometimes voices done by narrators can annoy me during a book, and if that's the case, I usually will finish the book by reading, rather than listening. But Jorjeana Marie is fantastic. She really brought to life the characters, and to have so many different voices was nothing short of amazing. She helped to pull me into the book.
Overall, this book is not for everyone, but for those that do read or listen to it, all the way through, most will be in awe of it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful