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    • Adventures in Human Being

    • By: Gavin Francis
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 735
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 657
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      4 out of 5 stars 658

    We have a lifetime's association with our bodies, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the listener on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb; from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The anecdotes in this writing are entertaining.

    • By MLGP on 05-10-16

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Nuclear Statecraft

    • History and Strategy in America's Atomic Age
    • By: Francis Gavin
    • Narrated by: Bob Goding
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Gavin reassesses the strategy of flexible response, the influence of nuclear weapons during the Berlin Crisis, the origins of and motivations for US nuclear nonproliferation policy, and how to assess the nuclear dangers we face today. Archival evidence makes it clear that decision makers were more concerned about underlying geopolitical questions than about the strategic dynamic between two nuclear superpowers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent content/poorly read

    • By E. Jackson on 11-07-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Shapeshifters

    • By: Gavin Francis
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer Gavin Francis considers the inevitable changes all of our bodies undergo - such as birth, puberty, and death, but also laughter, sleeping, and healing. In Francis's hands, each event becomes an opportunity to explore the meaning of identity and the natures of our selves. 

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Shapeshifters

    • By: Gavin Francis
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    To be alive is to be in perpetual change: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, award-winning writer and doctor Gavin Francis considers the transformations in mind and body that continue across the arc of human life. Some of these changes we have little choice about. We can't avoid puberty, the menopause, or our hair turning grey. Others may be welcome milestones along our path - a much-wanted pregnancy, a cancer cured, or a long-awaited transition to another gender.

    Regular price: $21.81