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On the Move - A Life

Oliver Sacks

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Description:

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: "Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far." It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions-weight lifting and swimming-also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists-Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick-who influenced him. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer-and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan Woren

Length:

11h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:24


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:18


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:22


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:20


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:37


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:26


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:58


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

10:04


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:04


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:08


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:02


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:51


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:47


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:45


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:16


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:42


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:53


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:49


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:00


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:59


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:32


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:39


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:45


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:31


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:27