This popular science audiobook is mostly about infectious diseases like COVID-19 but also covers phenomena like destructive social media content, financial bubbles, and gun violence. Citing the fascinating histories of communicable diseases we've faced in the past few centuries, the author, a London medical school professor, explains the many variables that can interact to speed or slow contagion. Joe Jameson, also a Brit, delivers a narration that is appealing to the ear and blends well with the author's narrative style. This textured audio is full of informative details, math formulas, and scientific constructs yet sounds friendly and digestible. The production is a model of how good storytelling combined with an excellent performance can bring science to the masses when it's really needed. T.W. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2020
DD ISBN 978-1-5491-5989-3 $25.98
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