AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

THIS IS YOUR MIND ON PLANTS

by | Read by Michael Pollan

Contemporary Culture • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Michael Pollan's pleasant midrange voice and upbeat delivery enhance his latest exploration of humankind's sometimes fraught relationship with the surrounding natural world. With a title that's a variation on the 1980s antidrug campaign featuring a frying egg--"this is your mind on drugs"--the audiobook examines how the chemicals produced by poppies (opium), coffee (caffeine), and peyote cacti (mescaline) have affected human history, current society, and Pollan himself. Narrating with precision and a frequent audible smile, Pollan offers us engaging participatory journalism as he combines scientific and historical research with abstaining from caffeine and ingesting opium and peyote. It's fascinating, and full of such "huh!" tidbits such as the fact that minute hands on European clocks became popular only after the introduction of coffee. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2021]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2021

CD ISBN 9780593557051 $35.00 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 9780593413104 $20.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2021

DD ISBN 9780593413111 $66.50

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.

envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×