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Get Well Soon
- History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
- By: Jennifer Wright
- Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
- Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon 34 more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-19th-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome - a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure.
Highly informative with a humorous twist
- By alan on 05-29-17
Plagues. What fun!
This book is informative, interesting, and entertaining. No, really. The subject matter isn't for everyone. Wright throws in the right amount of humor to keep it from being too heavy while delivering the truth about gruesome subjects and the people who did all they could to help. Zackman's work is excellent.
#blackdeath #influenza #buboes #tagsgiving
Simon Says: Tips for the Intrepid Time Traveler
- The CHRONOS Files, Book 3.5
- By: Rysa Walker
- Narrated by: Nick Podehl
- Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
Simon Rand's life isn't exactly linear, but he's okay with that. He was older than his mother when they first met, and he's traveled pretty much everywhere the CHRONOS key can take him. Much of his childhood was spent in the 1890s on the Cyrist Farm with his friend, Kiernan Dunne, but summer vacations meant hanging out with his grandfather in the 2020s, training to be Saul Rand's right-hand man, and fixing bits of history to help build Cyrist International.
- By spruillella on 07-26-16
Did she or didn't she? Simon plans to find out.
Simon, one of Rysa Walker's less than cuddly characters from The Chronos Files, gets to tell his story. He reminisces about his rather innocent beginnings and his rise to power. He also shares his obsession with a famous celebrity whose death has been a mystery for decades. Because of his time traveling abilities, he's in a position to learn the truth. Did she die the way history says? Simon goes there to see, and takes us along.
Rysa Walker gives us a great story and Nick Podehl IS Simon. So much fun!