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  • This Is Cuba

  • An American Journalist Under Castro's Shadow
  • By: David Ariosto
  • Narrated by: David Ariosto
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

This is Cuba is a true story that begins in the summer of 2009 when a young American photo-journalist is offered the chance of a lifetime - a two-year assignment in Havana. For David Ariosto, the island is an intriguing new world, unmoored from the one he left behind. From neighboring military coups, suspected honey traps, salty spooks, and desperate migrants to dissidents, doctors, and Havana’s empty shelves, Ariosto uncovers the island’s subtle absurdities, its Cold War mystique, and the hopes of a people in the throes of transition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • David Ariosto has done a great job with this.

  • By Andy Moriarty on 12-13-18

Very well written book by a journalist.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I enjoyed the journalistic style, the wealth of information and how the author grasped the spirit of the cuban people. I feel that it is a must read before traveling to Cuba.

  • Brain Storms

  • The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson's Disease
  • By: Jon Palfreman
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's, and doctors, researchers, and patients continue to hunt for a cure. In Brain Storms, the award-winning journalist Jon Palfreman tells their story, a story that became his own when he was diagnosed with the debilitating illness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Explains the science and its significance

  • By Neuron on 09-27-15

Great book on Parkinson ' s disease

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

A great way to learn the latest, past and present attempts to treat PD, extremely well written by a BBC journalist that contracted the disease.

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