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    • Asleep

    • The Forgotten Epidemic That Became Medicine’s Greatest Mystery
    • By: Molly Caldwell Crosby
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 237

    In 1918, a world war raged, and a lethal strain of influenza circled the globe. In the midst of all this death, a bizarre disease appeared in Europe. Eventually known as encephalitis lethargica, or sleeping sickness, it spread worldwide, leaving millions dead or locked in institutions. Then, in 1927, it disappeared as suddenly as it had arrived. Asleep, set in 1920s and '30s New York, follows a group of neurologists through hospitals and asylums as they try to solve this epidemic and treat its victims - who learned the worst fate was not dying of it, but surviving it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Scary, and still unsolved, medical mystery

    • By joyce on 12-14-14

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The American Plague

    • The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, The Epidemic That Shaped Our History
    • By: Molly Caldwell Crosby
    • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In 1900, the U.S. sent three doctors to Cuba to discover how yellow fever was spread. There, they launched one of history's most controversial human studies. Compelling and terrifying, The American Plague depicts the story of yellow fever and its reign in this country - and in Africa, where even today it strikes thousands every year. With "arresting tales of heroism," it is a story as much about the nature of human beings as it is about the nature of disease.

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Great Pearl Heist

    • London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace
    • By: Molly Caldwell Crosby
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    In the summer of 1913, under the cover of London’s perpetual smoggy dusk, two brilliant minds are pitted against each other - a celebrated gentleman thief and a talented Scotland Yard detective - in the greatest jewel heist of the new century. An exquisite strand of pale pink pearls, worth more than the Hope Diamond, has been bought by a Hatton Garden broker. Word of the “Mona Lisa of Pearls” spreads around the world, captivating jewelers as well as thieves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Read

    • By Rodney on 12-18-12

    Regular price: $10.49