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    • Being Mortal

    • Medicine and What Matters in the End
    • By: Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8,052
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      5 out of 5 stars 7,067
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,055

    In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading!

    • By Jeffrey on 10-13-14

    Regular price: $19.83

    • The Checklist Manifesto

    • How to Get Things Right
    • By: Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,495
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,602
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,603

    We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies - neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting!

    • By Tad Davis on 01-11-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Better

    • A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
    • By: Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
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    Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive for best performance in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. His stories of diligence and ingenuity take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on medicine, and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand washing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and Well Read

    • By L. M. Roberts on 05-23-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Complications

    • A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
    • By: Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: William David Griffith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 963
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 963

    Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By A. Ryan on 12-05-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Being Mortal

    • Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End
    • By: Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is an audiobook about the modern experience of mortality - about what it's like to get old and die, how medicine has changed this and how it hasn't, where our ideas about death have gone wrong. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Checklist Manifesto

    • How to Get Things Right
    • By: Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this groundbreaking audiobook, Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument for the checklist, which he believes to be the most promising method available in surmounting failure. Whether you're following a recipe, investing millions of dollars in a company or building a skyscraper, the checklist is an essential tool in virtually every area of our lives, and Gawande explains how breaking down complex, high pressure tasks into small steps can radically improve everything from airline safety to heart surgery survival rates.  

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Better

    • A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
    • By: Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his new audiobook, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable. His vivid stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to a polio outbreak in India and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of handwashing. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Episode 53: Putting Trump in the White House, Playing Andrew Bird in the O.R.

    • By: David Remnick, Atul Gawande, Andrew Bird, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    At the 2016 New Yorker Festival, a panel of experts from across the political spectrum discusses the hypothetical first term of President Trump...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I never got to listen to it

    • By siblescreek on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Episode 68: Politics at the Oscars, and a Doctor’s-Eye View of Trump

    • By: David Remnick, Michael Schulman, Atul Gawande, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Meryl Streep’s critique of Donald Trump at the Golden Globes drew wide attention, and there will probably be even more political statements on Oscar night...

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    • The New Yorker (July 23, 2007)

    • By: Atul Gawande, James Surowiecki, Mark Singer, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Sick and Twisted" by Atul Gawande; "Fuel For Thought" by James Surowiecki; "Ghostly" by Mark Singer; "Hey, Look" by Simon Rich; "Days of Rage" by William Dalrymple; "A Fine Romance" by David Denby; "Dangerous Liaisons" by Nancy Franklin; "Dream On" by David Denby

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Complications

    • A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
    • By: Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: William David Griffith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a stunning account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made. There are accounts of operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; what it feels like to insert your knife into someone. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The New Yorker, August 2nd 2010 (Atul Gawande, Keith Gessen, Teddy Wayne)

    • By: Atul Gawande, Keith Gessen, Teddy Wayne
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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    "Open Secrets", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Letting Go", by Atul Gawande; "Stuck", by Keith Gessen; "Postmadern Men", by Teddy Wayne; and "Spy Vs. Spy", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, November 12th 2018 (Atul Gawande, George Packer, Jill Lepore)

    • By: Atul Gawande, George Packer, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jamie Rennel
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    In this issue: "This America" by Jill Lepore: Reigns of terror in America. "The Upgrade" by Atul Gawande: Why doctors hate their computers. "A Hole in the Center" by George Packer: A Republican wonk ran for Congress to solve problems—but his colleagues fell in line with Trump's parade.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Checklist Manifiesto

    • Wie Sie die Dinge in den Griff bekommen
    • By: Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: Uwe Daufenbach
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    So simpel wie genial - wie eine einfache Methode helfen kann, Leben zu retten. Niemand ist perfekt. Der Autor des Bestsellers "Sterblich sein: Was am Ende wirklich zählt" (Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End) Atul Gawande ist Chirurg und bekennt, welche fatalen Folgen kleine Unachtsamkeiten bei einer Operation haben können.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The New Yorker, March 30th, 2009 (Atul Gawande, Alec Wilkinson, David Sedaris)

    • By: Atul Gawande, Alec Wilkinson, David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    "Economy vs. Environment", by David Owen; "Hellhole", by Atul Gawande; "What Would Jesus Bet?", by Alec Wilkinson; "Author, Author?", by David Sedaris; and "Tricksters and Saints ", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, December 14, 2009 (Jeffrey Toobin, Atul Gawande, Ian Parker)

    • By: Jeffrey Toobin, Atul Gawande, Ian Parker
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    "Bad Choices", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Getting In", by Ian Parker; "Testing, Testing", by Atul Gawande; "The Celebrity Defense", by Jeffrey Toobin; and "Love Hurts", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, July 29th 2013 (Atul Gawande, Alex Ross, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Atul Gawande, Alex Ross, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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    "Perceived Threats", by Jelani Cobb; "Kayaktivist", by Nick Paumgarten; "E.Book vs. P.Book", by James Surowiecki; "Slow Ideas", by Atul Gawande; "Othello’s Daughter", by Alex Ross; "House Philosopher", by Peter Schjeldahl; "Summerstage", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Timely Projects", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 13th & 20th 2012: Part 2 (Atul Gawande, Justin Taylor, Bob Odenkirk)

    • By: Atul Gawande, Justin Taylor, Bob Odenkirk
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    "Downsizing Supersize", by James Surowiecki; "Souvenirs", by Mike Peed; "Big Med", by Atul Gawande; "After Ellen", by Justin Taylor; "Portrait of the Artist", by Bob Odenkirk; and "Running Men", by David Denby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Done

    • By Justin on 08-23-12

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    • The New Yorker, June 1st, 2009 (Atul Gawande, Jill Lepore, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Atul Gawande, Jill Lepore, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Two Speeches", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Why Not?", by Lauren Collins; "Art Attack", by Adam Gopnik; "Board Stiff", by James Surowiecki; "The Cost Conundrum", by Atul Gawande; "It's Spreading", by Jill Lepore; and "Fighting to Survive", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, October 7th 2013 (Ken Auletta, Claudia Roth Pierpont, Atul Gawande)

    • By: Ken Auletta, Claudia Roth Pierpont, Atul Gawande
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    "States of Health", by Atul Gawande; "As Seen on TV", by Michael Schulman; "No Sex, Please", by Lauren Collins; "Freedom of Information", by Ken Auletta; "The Book of Laughter", by Claudia Roth Pierpont; and "Drifting", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

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