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Anne Lubout

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  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,083

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

The greatest adventure story ever told

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Shackelton's voyage is one plagued with disaster and peril almost too great for a work of non-fiction. It is a remarkable tale of man's ability to survive the most harrowing ordeals. Despite knowing the fate of the expedition and its members I was still at the edge of my seat. The reader was engageing and expressed the various accents with aplomb.

  • The Drug Hunters

  • The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines
  • By: Donald R. Kirsch PhD, Ogi Ogas PhD
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889

The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity - by chewing, brewing, and snorting - some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol, snakeroot, juniper, frankincense, and other helpful substances. Ötzi the Iceman, the 5,000-year-old hunter frozen in the Italian Alps, was found to have whipworms in his intestines and Bronze Age medicine, a worm-killing birch fungus, knotted to his leggings.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Aargh!

  • By Curmud the prof on 05-20-17

The world of pharmacological innovation

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

a History of how drugs common drugs were developed and new how new ones are discovered.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Get Well Soon

  • History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
  • By: Jennifer Wright
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,287

In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon 34 more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-19th-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome - a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know syphilis could be so fascinating.

  • By Carrie Arnold on 02-09-17

Relatable history

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

A witty and passionate recount of past plagues and the interesting people who fought them.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Gluten Lie

  • And Other Myths About What You Eat
  • By: Alan Levinovitz PhD
  • Narrated by: Barry Press
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

In this groundbreaking work, Alan Levinovitz, PhD, exposes the myths behind how we come to believe which foods are good and which are bad and points the way to a truly healthful life, free from anxiety about what we eat.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entire Book Not Included

  • By Randall D. Raymond on 10-05-15

a History of diet stupidity

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-17

This book contains the origin and science of most modern dieting myths and fads.