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  • The Youngest Science

  • Notes of a Medicine Watcher
  • By: Lewis Thomas
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

In this partially autobiographical work, best-selling author Lewis Thomas offers insights on subjects as wide-ranging as gender differences, how it feels to be a patient, human vs. computer intelligence, the future of cancer research, and the longevity of the planet—interspersing all with charming anecdotes about his family, his colleagues and himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure enchantment. Excellence.

  • By Tamara on 06-26-16

Pure enchantment. Excellence.

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

What makes a good narrator a great narrator is their ability to convey grammatically, the precise intent of the author to the reader; but by means of a speaker to an audience.
This Audiobook is the standard to which all Audio books should be held-pure audible bliss.

As far as the content goes, one would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable, a more, well rounded medical collection of notes and observations than those contained in this book. THE YOUNGEST SCIENCE is written in a time so as to describe the evolution of modern medicine thru the early 20th century. This book, written in 1st person, follows a man thru his childhood memories of having a Dr. for a Father, and a Nurse for a Mother; and on into a glorious career into medical school, research laboratories and married life. It delves into being a good neighbor, a good patient, a good Dr. as well as a good patriot, a good Father and a good husband.
Beautiful written, and impeccably narrated, THE YOUNGEST SCIENCE, through the eyes of one man, reveals the anatomy behind partnership, professionalism, medication, and the timeless practice of medicine. From medical student, to residency, to Dean of entire medical departments. From renowned work in Pathology, to city council movements and budget planning. From Minnesota to Yale to Boston and France, and to home sweet home NYU and the staff at Bellevue Memorial, if youre a medical student, a Dr. or just a regular guy like me (but especially if you're a nurse) this is a must read.

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  • Bringing Home the Dharma

  • Awakening Right Where You Are
  • By: Jack Kornfield, Daniel J. Siegel MD (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield, Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don't need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Jack Kornfield, one of America's most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than 40 years of committed study and practice.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Read by Jack Kornfield

  • By Roger on 05-18-17

Perfection. Sheer audible/literary Perfection.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

The content of this book will change the life of anyone who really hears it, who truly "reads" it.
The content of this book is only matched with the glorious sound of its main narrator: Edoardo Ballerini. Undoubtedly the most profound book I've ever come across, & certainly the most influential, 2nd only to the Holy Bible, from which I believe. However, the Dharma, as you'll learn, can be lived, & breathed, & practiced in all of us, through all of us. Upon completing this work, I immediately began listening to it again.
Simply beautiful. What are you holding on to?

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