• Blood Work

  • A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution
  • By: Holly Tucker
  • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-28-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.8 (60 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In December 1667, maverick physician Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into one of Paris’s most notorious madmen. Days later, the madman was dead and Denis was framed for murder. A riveting expos of the fierce debates, deadly politics, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first transfusion experiments, Blood Work takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to the streets of Paris, providing an unforgettable portrait of an era that wrestled with the same questions about morality and experimentation that haunt medical science today.
©2011 Holly Tucker (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“Excellent.... Tucker’s chronicle of the world of 17th-century science in London and Paris is fascinating.” (The Economist)
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By Chelsey on 07-22-13

Sounds like text-to-speech not narration

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Can't even give an honest review of the story because the sound is so bad I can't stand to listen to it.

Would you be willing to try another book from Holly Tucker? Why or why not?

Sure, if I could hear a real narrator read it.

What didn’t you like about Julia Farhat’s performance?

Sounds like text-to-speech, over-enunciates, choppy, terrible!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful


By Misslilo on 06-15-16

Is that even a human narrator?

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

After listening to the authors interview on Stuff You Missed in History Class, I was keen to read Blood Work. Unfortunately I could not find it locally and it isn't available on kindle, so I purchased the audio book. I wish I had looked at the reviews first!!!
The narration sounds like a text to speech computer programme. After 2 minutes I couldn't cope any more and turned it off. I'm sure the book is great, but the audiobook should be avoided.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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