Life's Greatest Secret

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rodney Brown on 09-30-15


If you could sum up Life's Greatest Secret in three words, what would they be?

Fascinating, meticulous research

Which scene was your favorite?


Any additional comments?

"Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code" is not an easy read, but the author knows is subject matter thoroughly and writes in a clear and understandable manner. If you have any interest in molecular genetics it's a "must read".

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3 out of 5 stars
By Michael A. Kelley on 09-03-15

Where does the science end?

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book is meticulously researched and presents a great history of the cracking of the Genetic Code; however, the author's insistence of mixing in his own philosophy and interpretations were a bit frustrating. To me, the story and the author's input really confirm the genius of the Thomas Kuhn.

Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

John Lee's performance was one of the best that I have ever listened to.

Could you see Life's Greatest Secret being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No - the information was way to technical.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By adam on 08-18-15

Narrator is terrible for American audience

Interesting book geared to those with a serious background in the subject. The narrator's accent is very difficult to understand for an American audience especially with the very technical material which this book deals with.

Recommended only for those with a serious interest in the subject.

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3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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