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  • The Laws of Medicine

  • By: Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

Brimming with fascinating historical details and modern medical wonders, this important audiobook is a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and "eureka!" moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee's signature eloquence and passionate prose, The Laws of Medicine is a critical book not just for those in the medical profession but for everyone who is moved to better understand how their health and well-being are being treated.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful, sincere and succinct. Not Mukherjee's best.

  • By Saurav on 12-20-15

good book

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Reviewed: 10-31-18

short but very nteresting and thought provoking book. highly recommend. it tells a tale of science from a personal perspective and gives a uniquely personal view

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,921
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    5 out of 5 stars 23,216
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,014

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

great book by a great scientist

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Reviewed: 10-31-18

NDT has a smooth and intriguing voice that helps navigate through this book filled with facts and figures which gives you a different view on the cosmos and how we fit into the picture of the universe

  • The Field of Blood

  • Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War
  • By: Joanne B. Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joanne B. Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the US Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions were often punctuated by mortal threats, canings, flipped desks, and all-out slugfests. When debate broke down, congressmen drew pistols and waved Bowie knives. One representative even killed another in a duel. Many were beaten and bullied in an attempt to intimidate them into compliance, particularly on the issue of slavery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fascinating look at an untold aspect of US.history

  • By P. Cardella on 09-27-18

informative, thought provoking, great narrator

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Reviewed: 10-28-18

this book is a very thought provoking and realistic look at our nation and capital hill pre civil war. it's good to see that bullying, smack talk, and fighting were not something new to.comhress that we have to worry about
Congress wasn't always this high and mighty place it has become and the narrator's enthusiasm makes the reading of the book that much more intriguing and her dearth of knowledge of the subject matter.

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  • The Death of Expertise

  • The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters
  • By: Tom Nichols
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows everything and all voices demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By iKlick on 09-10-17

great book from a great author

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Reviewed: 10-26-18

thought provoking and extremely informative book from a man who has seen the decline of the trust of intellectualism and expertise.