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  • Doing Harm

  • By: Maya Dusenbery
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

 Editor of the award-winning site Feministing.com, Maya Dusenbery brings together scientific and sociological research, interviews with experts within and outside the medical establishment, and personal stories from women across the country to provide the first comprehensive, accessible look at how sexism in medicine harms women today. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the most important books ever written

  • By Melissa on 03-18-18

Driven narration of a very revealing book

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Dara Rosenberg truly brings this text to life. I was struggling to read my physical copy so I starting the audible version and it made all the difference. Not only was the narration very driven, but I learned so much from this book. I am one of these women who have taken a decade to get a diagnosis, so I've had to do plenty of my own research, but there is more in this book than I ever could have known about why women go untreated and how symptoms vary between the sexes. There is something so sobering about reading the history of how women have had to claw their way to real care and realizing that, if I had been born just a few decades earlier, I would've be diagnosed with hysteria.

  • Like Water for Chocolate

  • By: Laura Esquivel
  • Narrated by: Yareli Arizmendi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

The last of 3 daughters, Tita is saddled with a terrible responsibility that tradition carries down: in well-born Mexican families, the youngest daughter must remain unmarried and stay at home to care for her mother in old age. When she falls in love, Mama Elena refuses to bend the rules, and forces Tita to reject her suitor and assume to role of family cook. The result is a clash of wills that brings magic, love, sex, and fabulously good food to a previously unknown level of enjoyment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sublime

  • By Amanvari on 03-17-15

Lovely abridged recording.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-18

The story is enchanting, but as I followed along with the book I realized it was abridged. That surprised me because it's a very short novel, and it wasn't clearly posted as an abridged recording. It doesn't take away too much from the story, especially because Arizmendi did such a lovely job reading it! I was really glad there was a version available where the reader had a Spanish accent. Despite the small missing passages, I would still buy it again.

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