Matt Richtel – An Elegant Defense


A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system – the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind audiobook, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery with the intimate stories of four individual lives, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist.

An Elegant Defense by Matt Richtel is one of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre. On one level it is a fascinating and engrossing account of the latest, and quite astonishing, discoveries involving the human immune system and how it works. But it is also a story about people facing mortality, about the passion of scientists searching for truth, and a meditation on death and how all of us struggle with the ultimate mystery. Heartfelt and moving, full of compassion, love, and the human drama, this is the work of a writer of high ethical character who is grappling with big issues and deep humanistic problems. What an inspiring and wonderful read. I highly recommend this extraordinary book. (Douglas Preston, number-one best-selling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God)

Author: Matt Richtel
Narrator: Fred Sanders
Duration: 12 hours 33 minutes
Released: 19 Dec 2003
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

User Review:

opal planetary

Great listen for those that love investigating health science combined with emotional and captivating storytelling!