If your family carried a deadly genetic mutation, would you want to know if you inherited the gene? Narrator Andrea Gallo gives this well-researched account of the discovery of prions and the devastating diseases caused by their mutated forms the feel of a medical thriller, engaging listeners from the first moment. The story focuses on the Baxley family, which is affected by a fatal neurological disorder that attacks victims in middle age. Gallo's empathetic performance conveys the horror of the disease and the agonizingly complex emotions and ethical decisions young family members must struggle with as they plan their futures. Gallo's clear diction and impeccable sense of pacing hold listeners' attention through the sections dealing with medical history, bringing the personalities of the researchers to life. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2017]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2017
CD ISBN 9781501945366 $92.75 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781501952869 $49.75 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781501945397 $83.00
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