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Lisa Durant

ASHBURN, VA, United States
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  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,465

At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal book!

  • By A. Potter on 01-16-16

A Life-Changing Book

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Where does When Breath Becomes Air rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This has to be one of the best books that I've ever read. And, the narrators are both fantastic (Sunil narrates the majority of the book with Cassandra narrating the end, which is from Paul's wife). I wept.

What was one of the most memorable moments of When Breath Becomes Air?

Every moment, but especially Paul's diagnosis, meeting Emma (his doctor), Paul's final surgery, and absolutely his final words in the book and the end from his wife.

What does Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They just bring the realness of this person to the book. You feel that you are really listening to the actual Paul & his wife narrate the book.

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

I wept. Truly. I was on my grandmother's home hospice team as she passed from cancer and have a very dear friend who was just diagnosed with cancer a few months ago. They were both front of mind for me as I read listened to this book.

  • 7 Habits of Highly Manipulative People

  • By: Jon Bet
  • Narrated by: Jack Nolan
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

This audiobook will guide you through seven habits which are consistent across all game players, manipulators, narcissists, sociopaths, and liars. Simply by becoming aware of these habits, you'll find yourself being overlooked rather than targeted as another mark by these pernicious, intra-species predators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good and informative!

  • By Rochelle on 07-27-16

Not a fan of the narrator, but it's worth it anyways

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

I'm really not a fan of the narrator of this. Way too fake sounding with some sort of weird "emotion" and over annunciation ...it's just really weird.

That aside, this is a fantastic resource for understanding how manipulators work and even just being able to identify whether or not someone you are dealing with might be manipulating you. Very illuminating for me.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful