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SHOCK OF GRAY

by | Read by Kerin McCue

Contemporary Culture • 16.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Spoiler alert: You’re going to get old—maybe even very, very old. And, according to this audiobook, even though your aging self may enjoy a longer, more fulfilling life in a geriatric-friendly place—say, Sarasota, Florida, (aka “God’s Waiting Room”)—for the most part, you will increase government debt, drain social services, cause skyrocketing medical costs, and siphon away limited public resources. You may even be the cause of government collapse, whether you’re in Japan, Spain, China, or California. Kerin McCue narrates this sociological pastiche of facts, anecdotes, and profiles of the elderly with a youthful vigor that also sadly highlights the age disparity. Considering that we reach our peak brain power and episodic memory retention in our early 30s, the sooner you listen to this book, the better. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2011]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2011

CS ISBN 9781449841331 $113.75 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781449841348 $123.75 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4618-2365-0 $64.75 • Two MP3-CDs

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