The Emperor of All Maladies

  • von Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Sprecher: Fred Sanders
  • 22 Std. 18 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


A magnificent, beautifully written "biography" of cancer - from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.
The Emperor of All Maladies reveals the many faces of an iconic, shape-shifting disease that is the defining plague of our generation. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance but also of hubris, arrogance, paternalism, and misperception, all leveraged against a disease that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer". Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary. The audiobook is like a literary thriller with cancer as the central character.
From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the 19th-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through toxic, bruising, and draining regimens in order to survive - and to increase the store of human knowledge.


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A must read

An amazing book for both people with and without Medical background. Everybody will be touch by cancer at some level. This book provides a thorough background.
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- Hooman

Powerful and enlightening

An amazing book, providing countless insights into cancer, it’s treatment and adjacent fields while at the same time navigating an extremely emotional topic in a beautiful way despite all the inherent sadness.
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- cipher_

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 15.12.2015
  • Verlag: Simon & Schuster Audio