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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 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,994
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,992

    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

    • 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 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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

    • 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 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A WONDERFUL LISTEN AND VIRTUAL TOUR

    • By Dawn Macgregor on 05-14-12

    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 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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