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    • Flu

    • The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Gina Kolata
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 360
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    Feeling feverish, tired, or achy? Listening to Gina Kolata's engrossing account of the 1918 Influenza epidemic is sure to give you the chills. A gripping work of science writing, Flu addresses the prospects for a great epidemic recurring, and considers what can be done to prevent it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating science; disappointing narration.

    • By Joanne on 10-25-05
    • The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Gina Kolata
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 02-13-01
    • 4 out of 5 stars 360 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mercies in Disguise

    • A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    In Mercies in Disguise, acclaimed New York Times reporter and best-selling author Gina Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an upstanding family in small-town South Carolina. Many of them were doctors, but still, they are struck down by an inscrutable illness. Finally they discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of providential events. Meanwhile science, progressing for 50 years along a parallel track, handed the Baxleys a question - not a cure but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • True Medical Mystery

    • By KarenLee on 05-12-17
    • A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 03-21-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 37 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Rethinking Thin

    • The New Science of Weight Loss - And the Myths and Realities of Dieting
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    In this eye-opening audiobook, New York Times science writer Gina Kolata shows that our society's obsession with dieting and weight loss is less about keeping trim and staying healthy than about money, power, trends, and impossible ideals. Rethinking Thin is at once an account of the place of diets in American society and a provocative critique of the weight-loss industry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • worth listening to

    • By LimyCrescent61 on 08-15-07
    • The New Science of Weight Loss - And the Myths and Realities of Dieting
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 06-06-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 160 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Ultimate Fitness

    • The Quest for Truth about Exercise and Health
    • By: Gina Kolata
    • Narrated by: Gina Kolata
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Gina Kolata, science reporter to The New York Times, takes a fascinating journey into the fads, fictions and genuine innovations that have defined the world of physical fitness.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Really Bad

    • By Hilary on 04-22-03

    Regular price: $13.27