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THE SECRET OF LIFE Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the Discovery of DNA's Double Helix

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Donald Corren

History • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Many listeners, especially women, will feel growing indignation as this audiobook unfolds. Narrator Donald Corren's voice possesses the quiet certainty of an investigator who's searched the record fully, weighed all the facts, and uncovered a hive of nasty crimes: deceit, slander, sexism, anti-Semitism. The men involved, most famously James Watson, have already told the story of how in 1953 he and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA. Their breakthrough, however, relied on crucial laboratory results stolen from X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin--what author Howard Markel (THE KELLOGGS) calls "one of the most egregious rip-offs in the history of science." Expertly narrated with subtle grace by Corren, refreshingly clear and easy to follow, here's a true-crime story as compelling as any whodunit. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2021 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2021]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2021

CD ISBN 9781705046814 $123.75 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798200799947 $39.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781705046876 multiple sources

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