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.
“Excellent.... Tucker’s chronicle of the world of 17th-century science in London and Paris is fascinating.” (The Economist)
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Ok Book, Awful Narrator -- Warning
Interesting medical history for period about which little is commonly known.
Narrator does not appear to have professional voice -- my wife and I both felt that her inflection and tone were incredibly "grating". Attempts at dramatic inflection just made things worse. Almost painful to listen to.
While enjoyable, it was not such a compelling narrative that I felt the need to get through it in one sitting. Part of the problem was the poor narrator. Listening for too long was just painful.
I will exercise care never to order a book with this narrator. Audible should not use this narrator again -- at least for any kind of non-fiction (which is genrally all I listen do).
- Erik "Audio Commuter"
Sounds like text-to-speech not narration
Can't even give an honest review of the story because the sound is so bad I can't stand to listen to it.
Sure, if I could hear a real narrator read it.
Sounds like text-to-speech, over-enunciates, choppy, terrible!