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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • By: Rebecca Skloot
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,405

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Story

  • By Prisca on 04-30-10

Great Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-10

I thought the weaving of the different characters was expertly done, loved the audible interview with the author at the end. great read - couldn't stop listening!

15 of 16 people found this review helpful