Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Oliver Sacks, Author, Simon Prebble, Read by Random House Audio Assets $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7393-5739-2
Neurologist and professor Sacks, best known for his books Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, dedicates his latest effort to the relationship between music and unusual brain disorders. Embracing the notion that neurology is an inherently British phenomenon, foreign to the New World, Sacks's book is read by impeccably polished actor Prebble (PW's 2006 Narrator of the Year). As befitting so urbane and smooth a reader, Prebble sounds as if his shirt had just been starched and his lab coat carefully pressed before beginning. With nary a word out of place, Prebble steps onto the stage, playing the good Dr. Sacks for this one-time-only performance. Simultaneous release with the Knopf hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 27).
Reviewed on: 10/15/2007
Release date: 10/01/2007
Genre: Nonfiction
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