Behind the Mic: On When My Time Comes by Diane Rehm, Read by the Author
Jo Reed and Jonathan Smith Discuss a Trustworthy Guide About Medical Aid in Dying
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The famously hoarse, hesitant, and always interested voice of renowned public radio host Diane Rehm is a trustworthy guide for listeners to her excellent new audiobook about allowing terminally ill patients control the time and manner of their deaths. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith discuss this audiobook that blends personal anecdotes, reportage, and interviews with patients, doctors, advocates, and opponents. Interviews are read by Rehm and several talented narrators, as well as Rehm’s grandson, and they make for compelling listening.
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