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Concussion (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Jeanne Marie Laskas

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture starring Will Smith, Concussion is the riveting, unlikely story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made one of the most significant medical discoveries of the twenty-first century, a discovery that challenges the existence of America's favorite sport and puts Omalu in the crosshairs of football's most powerful corporation: the NFL. Jeanne Marie Laskas first met the young forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in 2009, while reporting a story for GQ that would go on to inspire the movie Concussion. Omalu told her about a day in September 2002, when, in a dingy morgue in downtown Pittsburgh, he picked up a scalpel and made a discovery that would rattle America in ways he'd never intended. Omalu was new to America, chasing the dream, a deeply spiritual man escaping the wounds of civil war in Nigeria. The body on the slab in front of him belonged to a fifty-year-old named Mike Webster, aka "Iron Mike," a Hall of Fame center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the greatest ever to play the game. After retiring in 1990, Webster had suffered a dizzyingly steep decline. Toward the end of his life, he was living out of his van, tasering himself to relieve his chronic pain, and fixing his rotting teeth with Super Glue. How did this happen?, Omalu asked himself. How did a young man like Mike Webster end up like this? The search for answers would change Omalu's life forever and put him in the crosshairs of one of the most powerful corporations in America: the National Football League. What Omalu discovered in Webster's brain-proof that Iron Mike's mental deterioration was no accident but a disease caused by blows to the head that could affect everyone playing the game-was the one truth the NFL wanted to ignore. Taut, gripping, and gorgeously told, Concussion is the stirring story of one unlikely man's decision to stand up to a multibillion-dollar colossus, and to tell the world the truth. Advance praise for Concussion "A gripping medical mystery and a da

Language:

English

Narrators:

Hillary Huber

Length:

9h 51m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:24


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:30


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:31


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:04


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:20


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:20


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:34


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:22


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:22


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:36


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:31