Shapeshifters: A Journey through the Changing Human Body Audiobook, by Gavin Francis Play Audiobook Sample

Shapeshifters: A Journey through the Changing Human Body Audiobook

Shapeshifters: A Journey through the Changing Human Body Audiobook, by Gavin Francis Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Thomas Judd Publisher: Basic Books Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549115141

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Longest Chapter Length:

29:21 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

06:37 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

17:02 minutes

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Publisher Description

From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life

To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer Gavin Francis considers the inevitable changes all of our bodies undergo—such as birth, puberty, and death, but also laughter, sleeping, and healing—and those that only some of our bodies will: like getting a tattoo, experiencing psychosis, suffering anorexia, being pregnant, or undergoing a gender transition. In Francis’s hands, each event becomes an opportunity to explore the meaning of identity and the natures—biological, psychological, and philosophical—of our selves. True to its own subject, Shapeshifters combines Francis’s lyrical imagination and deep knowledge of medicine and the humanities for a life-altering read.

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“Wonderful, written with a deep feeling for language. A writer-physician who sees the drama and beauty in human life.”

— Annie Dillard, author of An American Childhood 

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About Gavin Francis

Gavin Francis is a physician and the award-winning author of Adventures in Human Being, which has been translated in fifteen languages; Empire Antarctica; and True North, among other books. A regular contributor to the London Review of Books, Guardian, and New York Review of Books, Francis lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

About Thomas Judd

Thomas Judd is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning audio narrator.