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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (323 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Weiner Narrator: Jim Meskimen Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“[A] searching and surprisingly witty look at the scientific odds against tomorrow.”
—Timothy Ferris

Jonathan Weiner—winner of the  Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and one of the most distinguished popular science writers in America—examines “the strange science of immortality” in Long for This World. A fast-paced, sure-to-astonish scientific adventure from “one of our finest science journalists” (Jonah Lehrer), Weiner’s Long for This World addresses the ageless question, “Is there a secret to eternal youth?” And has it, at long last, been found?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliant!”

    Oliver Sacks, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A great trip…Weiner writes engagingly [and] explores the fractured, fuzzy science and pseudoscience of immortality.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A brilliant and improbably funny look inside the mind-bending science of immortality.”

    Village Voice

  • “The promise of eternal youth is both tantalizingly close and far-fetched in this fascinating primer on longevity research…An engrossing tour of cutting-edge research…Weiner’s erudite, elegant exposition of the underlying science is stimulating yet sobering.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • One of the 2010 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lee | 2/9/2014

    " Jonathan Weiner has written a work that illuminates the current research and progress of the science of immortality. I was hoping for a bit more of the actual "gritty" research findngs, but consider the elegant prose and literary stylings to be close to an even exchange. This book makes the reader strongly ponder what exactly it is to be a mortal human, and if the option presented itself, would we be better off as immortals? Overall, this was a wonderfully written unbiased piece of work that touches on a lesser known branch of science. Some might argue that it is more style than substance, but I think that people interested in thought provoking works will greatly enjoy this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Matt | 2/3/2014

    " This book is not nearly as interesting as it should be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ron Davison | 1/24/2014

    " More important than how it is written is that the fact that this books explores a topic we tend not to think about: what if aging, as any illness, was something we could "cure?" If nothing else, the thought of being 500 is fascinating - or so I thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Thom | 1/13/2014

    " A well rounded overview of gerontology and aging related subjects nowadays, even touching on ethical issues. Author seems to have remained mostly neutral; I find myself on the side of Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey - but with a name like that, who wouldn't be? "

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