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    • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4,283
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,758
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      4 out of 5 stars 3,758

    Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Lest we forget how fragile we are..."

    • By ESK on 02-23-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An Anthropologist on Mars

    • Seven Paradoxical Tales
    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 736
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 735

    To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SACKS IS AN ABSOLUTE JOY !!

    • By Jeff on 09-22-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hallucinations

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren, Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 561
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      4 out of 5 stars 481
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 475

    Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not Just Hallucinations

    • By Pamela Harvey on 01-05-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Awakenings

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 338
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      4 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 304

    Awakenings - which inspired the major motion picture - is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and their extraordinary transformations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute classic!

    • By Douglas on 09-01-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Mind's Eye

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Oliver Sacks, Richard Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    An exploration of vision through the case histories of six individuals - including a renowned pianist who continues to give concerts despite losing the ability to read the score, and a neurobiologist born with crossed eyes who, late in life, suddenly acquires binocular vision, and how her brain adapts to that new skill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Blindness

    • By Lynn on 05-02-11

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Seeing Voices

    • A Journey Into the World of the Deaf
    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect - a minority with its own rich, sometimes astonishing, culture and unique visual language, an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Rich Experience

    • By Douglas on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A Leg to Stand On

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Dr. Oliver Sacks's books Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars and the best-selling The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat have been acclaimed for their compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders. In A Leg to Stand On, it is Sacks himself who is the patient: an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a strange medical journey.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A very rewarding read but Not for everybody.

    • By jeff on 10-29-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Oaxaca Journal

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Oliver Sacks is well known as an explorer of the human mind - a neurologist with a gift for complex, insightful portrayals of people and their conditions. However, he is also a card-carrying member of the American Fern Society, and since childhood has been fascinated by these primitive plants and their ability to survive and adapt in many climates. Oaxaca Journal is Sacks' spellbinding account of his trip with a group of fellow fern enthusiasts to the beautiful, history-steeped province of Oaxaca, Mexico.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gem

    • By Daniela on 06-04-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Mind's Eye

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Mind’s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the capacity to recognise faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight. For all of these people, the challenge is to adapt to a radically new way of being in the world - and The Mind’s Eye is testament to the myriad ways that we, as humans, are capable of rising to this challenge.

    Regular price: $21.81