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    • Rabid

    • A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus
    • By: Bill Wasik, Monica Murphy
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,289
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,154

    The most fatal virus known to science, rabies kills nearly 100 percent of its victims once the infection takes root in the brain. From Greek myths to zombie flicks, from the laboratory heroics of Louis Pasteur to the contemporary search for a lifesaving treatment, Rabid is a fresh, fascinating, and often wildly entertaining look at one of mankind’s oldest and most fearsome foes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite science read this year.

    • By Sparkly on 10-06-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • And Then There's This

    • How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture
    • By: Bill Wasik
    • Narrated by: Bill Wasik
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    An entertaining and eye-opening look into the new frontier of idea making - breaking news, fresh gossip, tiny scandals, trumped up crises - every day we are distracted by a culture that rings our doorbell and then runs away. Stories spread wildly and die out in mere days, quickly replaced by more stories with ever shorter shelflives. How we participate in these stories has changed, too. No longer do we sit on the sidelines waiting for monolithic media giants to tell us what's happening.

    Regular price: $21.00