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    • Sick

    • A Memoir
    • By: Porochista Khakpour
    • Narrated by: Yetta Gottesman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    For as long as writer Porochista Khakpour can remember, she has been sick. For most of that time, she didn't know why. All of her trips to the ER and her anguish, pain, and lethargy only ever resulted in one question: How could any one person be this sick? Several drug addictions, three major hospitalizations, and over $100,000 later, she finally had a diagnosis: late-stage Lyme disease. Sick is Khakpour's arduous, emotional journey - as a woman, a writer, and a lifelong sufferer of undiagnosed health problems - through the chronic illness that left her a victim of anxiety....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing

    • By Emily on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Last Illusion

    • A Novel
    • By: Porochista Khakpour
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In a rural Iranian village, Zal’s demented mother, horrified by the pallor of his skin and hair, becomes convinced she has given birth to a “White Demon.” She hides him in a birdcage and there he lives for the next decade. Unfamiliar with human society, Zal eats birdseed and insects, squats atop the newspaper he sleeps upon, and communicates only in the squawks and shrieks of the other pet birds around him. Freed from his cage and adopted by a behavioral analyst, Zal awakens in New York to the possibility of a future.

    Regular price: $21.67