Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-5739-2 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7393-5740-8 $14.98
Neurologist Sacks, author of the acclaimed AWAKENINGS and THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT, again mines his own medical practice and his wide knowledge of his specialty--this time in order to bring us "tales of music and the brain." The case studies included here illuminate the multifarious and often surprising ways in which music and the brain interact--whether for ill, as in a patient suffering from musical hallucinations, for example, or an obsession with music following an injury, or for good, as in Parkinson's patients and others who find themselves relieved or otherwise helped by music therapy. The narrator, British-born Simon Prebble, is a good choice for this material. (Sacks, too, is British.) The reading is clear and crisp, as is the production. M.G. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]
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