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    • The Recovering

    • By: Leslie Jamison
    • Narrated by: Author
    • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage, The Recovering turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction - both her own and others' - and examines what we want these stories to do and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement and at the complicated bearing that race and class have on our understanding of who is criminal and who is ill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really good.

    • By Robert N. Driscoll on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Empathy Exams

    • Essays
    • By: Leslie Jamison
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison's visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about each other? How can we feel another's pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed? Is empathy a tool by which to test or even grade each other?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • provocative

    • By 2or3littlebirds on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gin Closet

    • By: Leslie Jamison
    • Narrated by: Carly Seward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In the beginning there was Tilly: fabulous and free, outrageous and untamable, vulnerable and terrified. As a young woman, she flees home for the hollow neon underworld of Nevada, looking for pure souls and finding nothing but bad habits. Decades later, after eventually drinking herself to the brink of death, her niece shows up on the doorstep of her dusty trailer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful debut

    • By Katie on 03-16-11

    Regular price: $23.07

    • 52 Blue

    • By: Leslie Jamison
    • Narrated by: Leslie Jamison
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At a remote military base in the Pacific Northwest, Navy sonar technicians hear a confounding sound. It is the voice of a whale, but one that sings at a frequency - 52 hertz - never before heard by scientists, and inaudible to other members of its species. The whale seems to be alone in the Pacific Ocean, unable to communicate with its kind.

    Regular price: $6.95