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  • Medical Apartheid

  • The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
  • By: Harriet A. Washington
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 289

Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge - a tradition that continues today within some black populations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sobering... but necessary.

  • By Dr. Pepper on 10-27-16

Phenomenal!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Best non-fiction I’ve read to date. The information in this book had me inspired, angry, hopeful, and disheartened. Many questions answered and I will definitely refer this MUST READ to others.

  • Cloud Atlas

  • A Novel
  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Kim Mai Guest, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,590
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,611

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation: the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I laughed often with the kindly Mr. Cavendish

  • By Aaron on 08-23-12

Confusing...

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

Reviewed: 08-21-12

I'm sorry but I don't get it. I'm in the middle of my second listen to this book thinking maybe I just missed some critical juncture in the stories, but so far I still haven't found it .
The narrators are wonderful as usual for those in this book. But the wonderful narration only makes the not getting it worse. Will not be recommending this one...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pleasure

  • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Narrated by: Susan Spain
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

Nia Simone Bijou is a woman who has it all - and is driven by the desire for more. Born in Trinidad, reared in Los Angeles, living in Atlanta, Nia is a writer, a thinker, and a woman in conflict. She's dealing with two sides of her Gemini self, feeling as if there are two women living inside her, both struggling for domination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Romance Novel

  • By Victoria on 07-09-08

displeased

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-08

I purchased this book, because it was listed as a fiction/romance (african american). However this book should be listed as erotica/sexuality. Not that I have a problem with erotica, but this book was non-stop sex and in the end there were no redeeming qualities about the characters involved. Sadly, this book depicts "successful, intellegent" people engaging in risky behavior. Listening to this book is at first arousing, then after 2 straight hours of "blow jobs" it gets old quickly.

25 of 28 people found this review helpful